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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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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.


General66's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle enjoyed on New Year’s Eve 2008. Poured a jet black color with a small brown head that left nice swirls on the top of the beer. The aroma consisted of dark, bitter chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and sweet malts. The taste was extremely complex with rich chocolate notes, coffee hints, and sweet malts. It had a very enjoyable bitter taste to it. I also could not help but notice the nice lacing on the side of my glass. While I was drinking it, I kept thinking of FFF Dark Lord. Any beer that reminds me of that gem gets a thumbs up in my book!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (95) - AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2014
arroma of chocolate, dark fruits, roast and coffee. Tatse is intense espresso, raisins and sweet malts. Heavy and intense beer that will take some time to finnish but worth every dime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (649) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Dark pour, whisp of head. Smell and taste of sour chocolate, malt, slight tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (7) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
375ml Bottle at Erzbierschof in Liebefeld, Switzerland. Pours not as black as the name suggests, but it still looks nice, with a brown head. Much chocolate and dark, roasted malt in the aroma as well as in taste. Reminds me very strongly of hot chocolate. A delicious, full-bodied imperial stout which is well worth its money.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2022) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
0,375 l bottle from Biervana Munich caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, woody, herbs, earthy, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (936) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aroma of dark fruit and sweet tobacco. Black with red highlights and ringed head. Taste is very sweet a d moderate fruitiness. Alcohol warmth is moderate. A little burn at the end. Semi-dry and moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, vanilla.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Alcohol finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StigErling (3) - - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Nice and surprising smoked aroma, nice foam and the first impression of a sour taste whom goes over to sweet and coffee after taste whom last for a long time. Wonderfully, enjoy if you can get hold of one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (220) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Roast, coffee, licorice, a lot of licorice, some dark fruits, plums, raisin, some back end alcohol. Super nice, and super well combined, a real explosion of flavour. Medium mouthfeel, maybe a bit too heavy on the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee, herbs, roast, and licorice. Taste is full of roasted coffee with a fruity sweetness. Creamy full body.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of vanilla, creamy licorice ice cream, dark chocolate, creamy coffee, and some dark fruit.Wow. Flavors of are mellower but still very rich and smooth. ABV is well hidden. Close to utopia.


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