Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Black. nose is toasty, nutty, caramel malts, bourbon, light vanilla. Flavor is similar, toasty roasty and caramel malts. Thick and under carbonated. this was a note disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle @ home.....It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head..... The aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, light smoke, vanilla, oak, chocolate and caramel...... The flavor is bourbon, roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, oak and caramel......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Captain_Cab...thanks Mike! - Pours black with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is roasty with coffee, brown sugar, and a good amount of heat. Taste is huge and sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Thin and a bit slick. Way too sweet and thick for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle brought back from Portland, ME and aged for 14 months. Beautiful coffee and bourbon, though a tad sweet for me, probably from the honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1467) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
On tap. Pours black with minimal tan head. Aroma is very rich with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Donít pick up a lot of bourbon in it, but maybe itís a touch more rounded than the normal Black Hole? Hard to tell. Taste is classic imperial stout. Very bold, with a nice balance between sweet and bitter, although leaning slightly towards the bitter side which I donít mind at all. Body is full, somewhat creamy, somewhat oily. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle @ DōE meeting. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. Flat. 190912

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft. I loved the original Black Hole; one of my favorite imperial stouts (and perhaps all-time beers). My expectations were thus quite high for the Bourbon barrel-aged version, and not just because I happen to like bourbon. Deep black color, some brown foam, aroma has the sweeter vanilla I nowadays expect from a Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. Smooth as butter on the palate with toffee/vanilla standing out, in comparison to the original version. The aftertaste is bittersweet, hoppy, phlegm-inducing. Greatness. Not much else to say, except that I enjoyed this one even more than the original. If I could have one of these every day of my life, I believe I would be a better person and the world would benefit from it.

Tried again 17.11.12. Perhaps taking the score down a bit, but still very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma and taste of Roasted malts, smokey and bourbon
Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Poured from a 375 ml bottle. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, woody, raisin. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Solid beer, a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours black virtual head. Bourbonny wood and vanilla coffee aroma. Taste is roasty, sweet and some coffee. Pretty good.

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