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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 (38536) - 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 (32942) - 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 15/20
joergen (25142) - 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate hoppy aroma. roasted malty chocolate caramel spicy flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20818) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19553) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft at CCB. Black, tan head. Delicate lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee grounds. Taste has milk chocolate anf vanilla. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17227) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15581) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, 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.

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