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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Black Whole is a tribute to El Chupa Cobras, a math indie band from Montgomery, Alabama. This effort came about from our realization that craft beer and indie music have something in common… they both share about the same amount of their respectful markets and challenge the consumer. Wayne Wambles, our head brewer, and Kenny Johnson, the front man from El Chupa Cobras, played in indie bands together many years ago and this tribute is for all indie music fans and craft beer lovers. Black Whole is a multidimensional ale that takes many twists and turns similar to our daily lives. It has a big chocolate expression with moderate caramel notes, complex toasted to biscuit notes and hints of clove and black licorice. Don your chocolate mask and discover the meaning of life as you sip this complex, dark beer.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
335ml bottle. She’s a gushaaaa. Infected and licoricey, this is jsut putrid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (112) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2014
Strange beer, but I really like it. I experience this mostly as an imperial stout. It’s got that sort of mouthfeel and roasty chocolate flavors. But the aroma is a little fruity and floral, and there’s just a hint of tartness. Hard to classify, but very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle shared at the Big Friday Tasting, thanks again to LKS for showering us with yet more beer - not literally I hesitate to add, 03/01/14. Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering. Nose is light roasty notes, earthy, cocoa, toffee fudge, light spice. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, cocoa, earthy, cake mix, dark fruit, candided sugars, dark malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, touch of booze in the finish. Ok drinkable affair but not too exciting and not enough depth for the ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Sri’s beau for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, big pale tan head. Palate is crisp. Caramel malt, light oxidised vibe. Light spice. Little dried fruits. Light dry finish. Was expecting more from this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to leighton at the super-massive-mega tasting. It pours near black with a thick beige head. The nose is rich roast, toast, vanilla, ash, earth and liquorice. The taste is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, toast, aniseed, vanilla, marshmallow, Rock Road and cocoa with sweetish finish. Medium+ body and fine, prickly carbonation. Smooth, tasty and rather drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3005) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at the big tasting. Cheers Leighton, always love me a Cigar City. Pours black with a\not much of a head. Nose is roasty and nutty, hint of leather and liquorice. A little boring and one dimensional. Taste is caramel biscuit, nutty, liquorice. Just a little too straight forward. Leathery and ashy. Not really my kind beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared in London with the Crew. Picked up at the brewery. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy beige head. The nose holds milk chocolate, burnt wood, dough, burnt marshmallows. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, cocoa, dry fruit, slight leather, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Fair sweetness to finish, so,e cocoa, dried dark fruits. Good stuff. Pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 10, ’12 12 oz bottle poured into my The Alchemist pint glass (the only clean mug available ATM). A: Lots of roast with accompanying dark chocolate and a little molasses. Smells sweet. A: Pours a creamy black color with a heavy two-finger head that seems to hold very strongly. T: Roasted grain followed by a caramel, candi sugar sweetness. Really interesting flavor profile, more notes of black licorice, coffee, toffee, and grassy hops. It finishes very bitter and sweet. P: Medium bodied, excessive carbonation O: I am not a huge fan of black licorice, in fact, I’ll just say I hate it. HOWEVER, it seems to take a backseat to the roasty and coffee flavor. This is yet another unique brew from CCB and worth the try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep ruby ebony clear with a large fizzy tan head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, anise, and yes, clove. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and not a lot of bitterness, with some astringence. Medium body, annoyingly high carbonation detracts from the taste and mouthfeel. Pretty hot. Not really getting this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
bottle from brewery, darker pour, medium to fuller body. chocolate & roasted malt heavy in both aroma & flavor. wisp of smoke & licorice/anise. nice


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