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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finally……! Black Hole is what Mikkeller is all about. Daring, vulgar and extreme. From the very beginning Mikkellers goal has been to push the limit and with this warming, intense imperial stout, a new chapter in the Danish beer history has been written. The high bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt and alcohol, creates a good balance which makes Black Hole an explosion of nuances, but also leaves a feeling of a perfect and complex beer – in the heavyweight category.


Thomasalias' rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, - NOV 11, 2012
0,375l bottle as gift from Denmark. Beautiful reddish black color, medium, creamy, brown head. Delicious, sweet odor, not offensive, but pleasant. Sweet, malty, alcoholly and surprisingly hoppy aroma. A lot of interesting flavours in perfect mixture. It’s so complex, that it’s difficult to describe. Coffee, chocolate malty flavours at the beginning, followed by herbal, grassy and a bit resiny hops. The alcohol is not hidden, but it doesn’t desturb! It’s definitely one of the best beer aroma I’ve ever tasted! Intensive sweet taste with a little bitterness. Full bodied with creamy, oily texture and pleasant carbonation. Long, roasted malty finish with some hoppy flavour too. It’s a fantastic beer. It has a lot of ingredients and they makes the beer this complex and deficious. The harsh roasted malty and hoppy flavours are moderated by the honey and the vanilla. The harmony is perfect between the ingredients. It’s one of the best beer I’ve ever tasted.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
13%ABV. Imperial Stout. Tapped out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has some nice roasty aromas. Some stone fruit aromas, plums. The thick humid funk of curing tobacco aroma. Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate is thick and sweet, much more so that the Warpig which I just had. Honey, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, honeyed dates and a thick medicinal funk like liquid licorice. Finish is alcoholic and thick and so very very nice with all kinds of rich, dark, fruity, wild black bee honey, smokey, umami, alcoholic, mineral, woody, medicinal flavors that remind you that Mikkeller loves you! Goes on Favorites List!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (406) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 25, 2016
Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar in aroma. Pours black with huge tan head. Taste is medium sweet with coffee, vanilla, mead, liqueur, chocolate and molasses. Finish is medium bitter, alcohol warms a throat. Overall very good, uncompromising Impy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (85) - MOLDOVA - APR 23, 2016
Almost no head. Coffee foam. Black with a hint of brown color. Smell alcohol, roast, wine and sour (close to vinegar). Lots of alcohol and some weird sour spike in the taste. Roast finish. 

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (2663) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2016
Poured from 375ml bottle after cellaring for 27 months. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger brown head and very good lacing. Some fine sediment had settled to the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, berries, wood, licorice, charcoal, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. Sweet, dark, nicely rounded and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (71) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Pours deep black with lasting beige/tan head. Aromas of coffee, wood and hints of cocoa and molasses. Medium to full body. Taste is quite bitter chocolate and coffee with dark fruits. A touch of wood on the finish but it is quite ethanolic tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Relatively clear mahogany brown, though quite dark. Light tan head. Vanilla. Brown sugar, some light roasted coffee. Some light spice, quite bitter, round sweetness. Oily, heavier body, some chewiness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jampura (18) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 Hyi hitto miten viinasta litkua. Tulee mieleen teinivuodet ku sekotti kaikkea mahdollista vodkaan.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (637) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hops, orange and citrus.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with chocolate and orange; ends slightly bitter with chocolate and orange; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts, coffee, hops and citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdolfoCC (97) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
Servida en copa Dragon’s Egg de Gulden Draak. APARIENCIA: color completamente negro, sin embargo se dejan ver destellos rojizos a contraluz. Corona de espuma color marrón, de mediana baja retención, de burbuja abierta y casi inexistente lacing. AROMA: se aprecia el chocolate amargo, granos de espresso, maltas tostadas, inclusive algunas notas de ahumado, notas de vainilla y ser percibe cierto dulzor y algo licorosa como de jerez. Notas del lúpulo presente, algo herbal y ligero cítrico. SABOR: toneladas de café espresso, chocolate amargo, notas de vainilla,granos tostados, que conforme agarra temperatura la bebida se van acentuando más; ligera nota de ahumado, muy ligera y discreta nota dulce tal vez proveniente de azúcares quemadas y la miel, el lúpulo cítrico y algo herbal también sobresale, con notas a cáscara de naranja. El retrogusto queda un amargor largo y algo intenso, que tiene buena permanencia en el paladar. El alcohol, a pesar de tener 13.1% ABV, se esconde con toda la intensidad y variedad de sabores. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo se siente algo oleoso, redondo más no llega a ser cremoso. RESUMEN: una excelente cerveza de parte de Mikkeller, bastante compleja donde los adjuntos dan bastante carácter a la bebida. Muy buena.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokestereo (251) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours pitch black with a nougat colored head. Aroma; Coffee, roasted malt, ash, smoke, liqourice and booze Taste; Coffee, ash, smoke, roasted malt, vanilla, liqourice and a lot of booze.


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