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Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition Cognac

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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gam's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, - JAN 22, 2012
Pitch black pour strong rocky tan head there is medium carbonation with strong aromas of coffee dark fruit some honey the cognac is leaping out at you so good liquorice dry notes of cocoa rich chocolate the flavours a dry fizzy start with a vanilla taste smooth honey and then the wonderful cognac influence as good as I hoped brings life to the stout so full in flavour now the finish fruit and malts goodness a dry note lovely balanced aftertastes with good sweetness a fizz the lasting medium bitter and cognac so superb a fine imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
375ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Very dark black in colour with a long lasting brown head, excellent lacing. The aroma is roasty, lots of chocolate, sweet, woody, dark fruits and some alcohol. The flavour is very sweet and smooth, woody, dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet and warm. This is nice. The barrel aging didn’t thin this one out. Still very roasty and filling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"first heavy hitter of the night, and it was a good one. a little on the sweet side but soooo smooth, and the cognac flavors and aroma blend so nicely with the already sweet coffee, vanilla, and honey from the stout. a treat."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2409) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Side by side with the bourbon version and to m surprise this edged it.That vinous, barrel note gave it some added complexity, that the simple though fun bourbon version lacked.These black holes are always fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (613) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Looks.. Black, sml fast dissipating tan head. Smells.. Sweet roasted sugar/caramel, choc, vanilla, oak and cognac hints. Tastes..sweet dried boozy dark fruits, sweet choc/coffee liqueur like stout character.. Cognac barrel presence at the back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (1125) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
fra flaske. 1 cm mørkt skum som vare ved længe. duft: vanilje. blød. meget duft af de mørkemalte. kaffe.kiks.rosin. soja. smag. mørk malt. stor sødme. brændt brød i eftersmagen med en meget lækker varme og sødme. smag af kirsebær og marcipan. alt i alt en meget god øl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle code 4591105 consumed 11/12/2011 at 60° into Luigi Bormiolli Michelangelo 13.5oz Snifter

Black with a 1/2" desaturated khaki head that quickly dissipates to a thin sheet and decently thick ring. Minimal lacing with a couple very jagged peninsulas. Orange and brown highlights are visible at the edges.

Smell is on the milky sweet side but includes a full gamut of imperial stout characteristics that blend and flow smoothly. Everything from toasted malt and sugar to coffee, lactose, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, molasses and anise. The body is medium-heavy, somewhat runny and velvety, clinging to my palette leaving a warm sense of spirit and caramel. Aftertaste shows off the barrel aging in it’s most naked state with coffee and dark fruit to compliment in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3163) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Bottle shared by esp0r with me, Simonsen & Edvard, september 28th 2013. Black body, tiny brown head. Aroma is nicely balanced between the heavy roasted stout and cognac barrels, vanilla and dark fruits shine here. Taste is slightly alcoholic, lots of dark malt, vanilla, cognac and wood. Some chocolate too. Nice complex roast and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, coffee notes and cognac. Sweet flavor that ends up with some alcohol. medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy. indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1446) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Oily black pour with a small froth of dark tan foam. Aroma is cognac with dense plum and background chocolate. Taste is sweet cognac with dry ashy roast and chocolate and thin bitterness with alcohol. Surprisingly clean mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and brandy. Taste has this plus coffee roast. Thick, full-bodied, touch of alcohol burn. Interesting. (30/08/11)

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