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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3115) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle in a trade with MikeLuke23. Thanks!! Tan head sticks to the side of the snifter, great retention. Dark brown / nearly black color. Cellar temperature gives me aromas of cherries, yeast and chocolate. The taste has a Belgian yeast flavor to go with the chocolate and roasted malts. Coffee notes with hints of licorice. Body is on the thin side. Texture is a light chalk or ash. Did they use a Belgian yeast with this brew? Because it reminds me of a Dubbel or stout. Overall the flavors are decent but what exactly is this trying to be? Not bad at all and the hidden ABV made this pretty easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and spices. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and pepper with notes of alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a deep orange glare with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty and chocolate. Caramelish nd dense chocolate. Smooth roasted malty. Bitter and toffee malty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, over ripe fruites, caramel, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
pitch dark, small light brown head. mild roasted malty aroma, licorice. flavor is roasted malts, spicy peppery note, licorice,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a dissipating beige head. Dark, dried fruit and a little roast in the nose. Medium body, heavy carbonation, quite roasty with a slight tartness, a vanilla touch too. Not that hoppy. A somewhat odd brew, closest to a - somewhat twisted - Stout. 301112

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (722) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Sample pour, deep and dark with a light head. Nose is roasted malt and sweet/bitter chocolate... sharp and bitter coffee... Flavor is oxidized... Sharp and loose all at once. Not well put together. Maybe this sample was a little too old.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
This beer is a cloudy brownish-black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of bready malt, anise and black coffee. The finish is roasty coffee up front with a sweet malt and molasses aftertaste. Interesting story behind this one, and above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Pours a clear brown color with a thick tan head. Malty and sweet nose with some licorice notes. Malty flavor with dark chocolate and sweetness before a roasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (403) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Massive head black with dense tan head; strong earthy and wet dirt aromas; chocolaty imperial stout at first with and IPA type finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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