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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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FinallyÖÖ! 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 Ė 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. Itís so complex, that itís 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 doesnít desturb! Itís definitely one of the best beer aroma Iíve 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. Itís 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. Itís one of the best beer Iíve ever tasted.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkvoika (156) - ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle 0,375l. Pours deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma sweet, coffee, caramel, roasted malts, alcohol. Taste berries, chocolate, alcohol. full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (599) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. pours dark brown with brownish head, stays. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, berries, coffee, roasted malts, slight alcohol,. Taste is medium sweet, some bitterness, caramel, butterscotch, lot of berries. Full body. Sweet finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarmok (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
Black liquid with beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, berry. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sour, resin. Palate: sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (608) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Shared bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,roasted nuts,booze..tastes just like it smells..good bitterness for an Imperial Stout..good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
Pours black with brown head. Complex, strong, full bodied and balanced flavour. Smokey, roasted, coffee, oil, rubber, chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (518) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, flat, & long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
On tap at Darklord Day. Poured black with min tan head. Aroma roasty dark choc malts. Light carb med bod. Tastes bittersweet roast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (811) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Pyryn luona 5/2015. Enjoyable, well balanced imperial stout. Not too much coffee on taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Intense alcoholic aroma with dark chocolate, toasted coffee, molasses and nuts. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. Reminds me a lot of dark chocolate. Robust and complex. Aftertaste slightly alcoholic, but well balanced considering its high ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3704) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Best before 07/12/15, so probably around 4 years old.

Appearance: Pitch black with a medium easy to revive brown head and good lacing.

Aroma: Itís quite boozy but still a lot less than expected. Molasses, figs, plums, roasted malts, fainted coffee, vegetal notes and chocolate.

Taste: Quite sweet and dried fruits forward with molasses, vegetal coffee notes but without much coffee, roasted malts and of course alcohol (boozy but not burning).

Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Lingering dried fruits presence.

Overall: Decent stout and not too boozy considering the abv. Flavorful, but not super complex and certainly not very cohesive.



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