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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
bottled, pours a great looking dark brown with a licorice and nuts aroma, flavor is sour bitter chocolate, first disappointing beer from them I have had

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Reddish black pour with a thick tan head. Dark roasted malt, huge resiny hop nose and a touch of caramel in the aroma. Taste has lots of big dark roasted grains, big juicy citrus hops and finishes with a hint of chocolate. Real nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a rather sizable khaki head. S: It’s very roasty on the nose with a mild metallic character. Notes of coffee and chocolate (a lot of chocolate, actually), along with some molasses. It’s surprisingly sweet. T: The flavor is also very sweet, too sweet for me. Molasses and chocolate with a fair bit of roasted malts. It’s a touch thin/watery and that comes through on the flavor. M: A little bit thin, especially for an 8% beer, with a medium to high carbonation. O: Too much sweetness and a little too watery for my tastes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that was lasting. Aromas of coffee, roast, licorice, and hints of pepper. The flavor found chocolate, caramel, and roast. Medium body, complex, nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a dark borwn body with a tan head that leaves behind little lacing. It smells a bit roasty amd chocolatly with hints of a yeasty sour smell. It tastes bitter up front with a lightly sweet lingering aftertaste. Its a medium bodied beer witha moderate carbonation level with a long roasty finish. Overall this is quite a unique beer. It has similarities to some belgian beers and some porters and browns. One I would drink again but not seek out for the price, luckily it was a one off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng at August tasting. Pours a dark ruby with a s creamy light tan head. The aroma is chocolate tobacco and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a smokey flavor with clove and roast finish. A good American strong ale from Cigar City.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Poor is opaque black with thin lightly tan head. Smell is burnt and sweet. Have you ever had slightly burnt caramel popcorn drizzled with almond butter? Well neither have i, but if I did I imagine it would taste just like this beer. Thx DROWLAND.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On draft at Funky Buddha for Cigar City Tap Takeover. Dark color with minimal head. Aroma and flavor had hints of dark chocolate, tobacco, burnt malt, and possibly slight fudge. A little boozy but still pretty easy to handle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. Good retention. The complex bouquet offers a boatload of chocolate up front, then peripheral notes of smoke, licorice, caramel and clove. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is of chocolate and smoky peppers with hints of clove, peanut butter and licorice. Finishes chocolaty, but sort of falls flat. Interesting and worth a try. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
8/24/11. 12oz bottle. Strange roasted aroma with coffee, caramel, dark fruits, and more, including a bit of vinegar and tartness. Biscuits in the flavor with burnt crackers and burnt popcorn with a touch of vinegar and caramel. This is one odd brew, but the 8% is hidden extremely well.


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