Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
pitch dark, small light brown head. mild roasted malty aroma, licorice. flavor is roasted malts, spicy peppery note, licorice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (663) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4807) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (400) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet cherries and oak. A flavor of light coffee, roast, cocoa, licorice. Even some smoke. Very odd, hard to put down what it exactly is. Quite mellow despite a 8% bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from burg326, thanks Adam! Poured a deep brown almost black, with a huge head. Took me 5 min to pour the thing as every little bit caused massive foam. Chocolate, candy and bread all come through. Good not great, I would not seek out, but I would drink again in a heartbeat.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50