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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
A gift from OmegaX. Appearance was a very deep red, almost completely black though. The scent was strong of dark chocolate, burnt caramel and alcohol. The taste brought it up a notch; pretty roasty with robust bitter chocolate notes, and finished quite earthy like a porter. The balance was fantastic, very bitter and malty, providing a great coffee-like finish that was bitter. Unique for a strong ale, but great nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Dark brown pour with a big thick beige head. Stuck around nicely. Lots of aromas coming off of this one. Dark roasted malt comes out first, some dark fruit, plum, light trappist yeast quality, then some roasty coffee. Flavors were dubble like, lightly sweet, full of dark fruits and and a big roasty back end. Quite different but I don’t think everything worked here. It seemed a bit rough and unbalanced. Lively carbonation, tingly mouthfeel. Glad to have tried it nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1852) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Bottle, thanks Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Caramel and black malt aromas. Big black malt, brewer’s liqourice, chocolate, plums, and roasted coffee flavors...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap at CC, part of the full tap tasting. Pours a nice dark body decent darker head. Right off the top good caramel and toffee notes on the nose. Body is full and smooth and plenty of roasty chocolate notes. I really enjoyed this one but was also tasted with some other palate cloying offerings so hopefully I got the most from this one. Nice offering, but not the best of the day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle split with Andrew and streets. Pours a dark brown body with nice off white lacing. Aroma is crazy - caramel and chocolate malts, smoke, and wood. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of smoked caramel malts, sweet dark fruits, wood and roasty flavors. Tastes like a fantastic imperial Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown with an aggressive light tan head. Nose of maltiness, some odd spiciness, maybe a hint of chocolate and/or caramel. Taste is very malty, with some Belgian style spiciness. Very roasty but not much on the chocolate or caramel end. Body is medium and fluffy. Lasting, lingering flavors all the way down. Either very complex or very messy-I decided on complex. Interesting and fun to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Yeah Matt. You rock. Dark pour, foamy tan head. aroma is fruity, prunes, char, tart fruit. Flavor is toasty, chocolate, plums, espresso. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Nose is loaded with dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, molasses, and bready/doughy malts. Lots of stuff going on in there. Great so far. Poured dark and porter-like - black body and light tan head. Taste has some alcohol in it with mainly chocolate and caramel malts mixed. Toffee/mocha flavors also with some slight licorice and earthiness coming out. Some of those fruity notes sneaking around on the tongue as well. Very complex brew as it is said to be. To me it tastes like an abt mixed with a porter. Crazy but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4oz pour @ Cigar City Sample 4of12. This pours dark brown with a tall tan head. Aroma is earthen with wood and tobacco, thin sweet brown sugar and syrup notes. Flavor is sweeter than the earlier years, more caramel and toffee notes with a semi-sweet roast and caramel finishing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2011
On draft at CCB. Pours a stout-colored brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, earth, pepper, and spice with hints of dark fruit. Flavor is a mix of some notes of dark fruit, hints of pepper, cloves, roasted malt, earth, dry coffee, and spice. Medium to full-bodied for the style, and lingering roast, dark fruit, and spice in the finish.


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