Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
Editor’s 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose/taste of whiskey, roasted chocolate malt, burnt chocolate, oak, smoked wood and heavily smoked dark malt. Medium body. A bit boozy in finish, but not overpowering.

Inbreak (6591) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
11.12.2017, 0,375l bottle (best before 16.02.2022) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet mineraly, dark malts, oak, mild bourbon, chocolate, dark sugar, bark, minerals, vanilla, booze, weeds. Taste is slightly sweet boozy, dark sugar, weeds, minerals, booze, oak, bark, bourbon, vanilla, paper, burnt sour coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly watery and harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.

90 (879) - BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2017
The Black Tasting hosted by Kraddel 17/10/2017
Bottle 2012.
Aroma is topnotch, very beautiful bourbon nose with roast. Taste is deep black roast with bourbon. This ages really well. Palate is grainy.

Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Potężne, wzbogacone o drewno, wanilię, szlachetne alko.

GlasgowTAD (1986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a minute brown head. Aroma is molasses, vanilla and oak. Taste is vanilla sweet, cocoa bitter, oak, boozy whisky, molasses sweet. Heavy on the booze.

tmrmwel (2289) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle, five years before bbd. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick, creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with leather, burned wood, cocoa and muscovado and bourbon barrels. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with liquorice, tobacco, muscovado and coffee, as well as bourbon barrels. Lingering dark roasted malts and muscovado notes in the finish.

sunevdj (4137) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle at Viktoriagade. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Smells of licorice. Sweet and dry with aromas of toasted malts and caramel. Also notes of alcohol and a bourbon. Plus soy sauce hints. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish with more bourbon.

PhillyCraft (7982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Backlog, Bottle, pours a deep black with coffee head. Smell and taste are heavy bourbon, char, chocolate, espresso bean, wood, and vanilla bean. This one def stings at the 19 percent. A small pour was more than enough.

Zlotta (3969) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Pitch black with a beige head. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and vanilla. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some licorice, followed by a medium long, rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice, but also very alcoholic.

Koelschtrinker (21816) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Intensiver malziger Antrunk, ölig. Alkoholnoten, die Holznoten fallen zurück, das Bier wirkt eindimensional. Okay. 10/8/8/9/12/8

tfredvik (2055) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2016
Pours a very viscous-looking close to black body with a tiny, short-lived head. Sweet and intense aroma of dark roasted malt, dark caramel, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and liquorice. Intense flavour of alcohol, dark roasted malt, dark caramel, chocolate and coffee. Moderate to heavy sweet taste with a fairly heavy bitter and long-lasting finish. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice brew, but would it have been even better if the ABV had been lower?

[35.5 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag]

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