Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
Editors note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2430) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown. Aroma is lovely - sweet with lots of dark fruit figgy rumminess and meaty soy sauce. Stunned I cant detect booze in the aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. A boozy delight. Theres some heat from the booze, but this is lovely - dark choc, bitter coffee, burnt treacle, rum, sticky dark fruit, ash, smoke, wood... The booze is so well integrated, it doesnt jar at all. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (3347) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Black with a medium sized slowly diminishing light brown ok lacing head. Heavy bourbon notes of coconut, vanilla and licorice all sorts. Cocoa, chocolate, light grain, burnt malt, hefty alcohol warmth, white sugar. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitterness. Tickling alcohol on the gums and a burn on the tongue. Ok, but too rough. Light dry and astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (5082) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color, good foam. Aromas of Whisky , malt licorice, dried fruits; high intensity. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, ok balance . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11963) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head, leaving some lacings. Aroma of roasted / burned malts, cofffe, tar, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, alcohol. Flavor is hard roasted and bitter malts, coffee, tar, licorice, oak, bourbon, strong booze. Medium body, flat carbonation, strong boozy finish. 110414

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pitch black, small tan head, great lacing and coating. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, oak, alcohol, molasses. Taste, roasted malts, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate. Kind of well balanced. Dry mouth feel. Roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, oak aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
This starts of strong but settles a bit as it warms and your palate acclimates. Strong bourbon and roasted malt aroma. Great black color with substantial dark brown head for a beer with this ABV. Smooth and silky palate with decent carbonation. Bourbon hits up front at the first sips but if youre patient the complexity of this comes through. Deep roasted and charred wood flavors with some coffee and vanilla, which is finished with a nice hops bitter dryness. Magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1971) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a dark tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, burnt malt, and chocolate - with a bitter and boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19870) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv rstmalzig, schokoladig, Toffee, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr rstmalzig s, schokoladig, Kaffee, schwer alkoholischer Abgang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle (375ml). Very dark brown/black colour. Half-inch dark beige head that settles as a thick bubbly layer and small dots of lacing. Aroma is warm and intensely sweet with roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice, wood, lactose, bourbon. The alcohol gives a prickly sensation in the nose. Full body (naturally), soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. The taste has a marvelous balance between high lactic sweetness and solid dryness/bitterness (wood/licorice). The bourbon element is not very prominent (a good thing in my opinion), but subtly provides extra depth. Long aftertaste of bitter-sweet malt and raw licorice with a chili-like alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Aroma of booze, vanilla, some roastiness. Black with practically non-existent brownish head. Taste is heavy alcohol, like burning level. More vanilla and bourbon. Really bitter finish. This is a fun thing to try. A little to strong for me, but still fantastic.

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