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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, oak, alcohol, caramel, moderate roasted and burnt. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, alcohol, wood, burning warn alcohol - buzzy, smoe - peat - wood, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120331]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild yeasty and toasted dark malty. Thick malty and smooth vanilla, alcohol and mynthe. Thick malty and bourbon vanilla into the finish. Smooth and dark malty. Thick chocolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge very dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, wood, bourbon, and dextrose. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and dextrose, as well as medium notes of dark bitter chocolate, bourbon, and wood, leading to a dry, very bitter, and alcholic finish. A bit too boozy for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (27677) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at Paps Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of port wine and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate and soy sauce. Sweet and roasted flavour of port wine, alcohol, dark chocolate and hops. Roasted, hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
[email protected] Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild glue, soy sauce and spices. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, mild ashes toffee and some ashy notes. This is just too much and too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty bitter woody bourbon chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Lovely clean Bourbon aroma that overpowers most of the roast. Quite some booze up there too. Rich body with heavy roast and dark dried fruit. Lots of oak and Bourbon, but gets really, really hot and hard to drink towards the finish. Id like to try this with some more age on it, hopefully the edges have smoothened somewhat. 030412

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
8th October 2015
42nd Floor Tasting. Thanks to Dan for this beast. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. All these Blacks have bitter dry dark malts, but here it is not quite as prevalent with some dark chocolate providing relief. Bourbon soaked dark fruits. Spicy licorice. Dry bitter and spicy finish. One of the better ones in this long running series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... too much bourbon on nose ... dark roast ... loads of coconut nose ... very big alcohol ... soft bourbon ... rich roast ... very big alcohol ... again a little too much bourbon ... but a nice solid roast ... quite drinakable despite its abv ... but im getting blase about bourbon Bottle at tads... Dark.. Heavy chocolate roast.. Bourbon nose.. Dark sweet chocolate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20800) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 Bottles shared in London, 42nd floor tasting - thanks to Daniel! Pours oily black-brown with a creamy tan head. Massive aroma, lots of burnt brown sugar, roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, loads of torched wood, baking cocoa,dried fruits, raisins. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish, some burn works its way into the nostrils, iodine, drying ashy wood, earth. So so. A bit too hot and bitter, but there are some interesting elements.

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