ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Date: April 6, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: West Lakeview Description: Black pour with nice amount of head that faded quickly and lacing. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Taste was similar with aroma and I am just getting too drunk to add more detail at this point.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Very dark pour with a big foamy brown head. Rich bourbon and wood nose. Full palate. Taste is wood, bourbon, some booze heat, and a bit of chocolate. Awesome.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- molasses, bourbon, chocolate, roasted notes, woodiness
Appearance- black with a thin tan head, some lacing, definite alcohol presence
Taste- barrel quality sweetness upfront with some chocolate and toffee, smooth, silky middle, with some lingering bourbon, heat, and bitterness on the backend
Palate- medium-full body with a slick mouthfeel, lower carbonation
Overall- Very solid stout from Mikkeller here. Reminiscent of Dark Intrigue from Victory. Iím quite fond of the other BA beers in the series of the Black Hole and this one is no exception.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with no real head.
Smells rich of Bourbon and vanilla, roasted malt, wood, and chocolate.
Tastes of a heavy sweetness, with a medium bitterness, lots of roasted malt character, chocolate.
Medium bodied, no carbonation, oily/creamy texture.
FInishes very dry, of wood and chocolate.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL thanks to beerandblues2. Decent tan lace on a thicker, deep head. Nose is shaper whisky, sharp chilies, oxidized chocolate. Taste is very hot, spicy, tawny. Palate is tart and tangy. Decent.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mushroom and chalk nose, lots of ash. Very sweet. Very disgusting. Nothing good to say so Iíll just burn the rest of the character limit on this...
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and coffee malt, bourbon and oak with licorice and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, bourbon, oak, dark fruity esters, licorice and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is dark sour fruit, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, earthy notes, and spice. Flavor is heavy malt with supporting dark fruit esters and bourbon undertones throughout; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black body, thin, beige head. Youíve seen one of these Black Hole beers, youíve seením all.
Smell: Modestly aromatic notes of heavily roasted barley, low-grade dark chocolate, charred fruit, with a fusel edge to it and given a bourbon backing.
Taste: Fairly sweetness over the well-roasted malts, still ostensibly harsh, and the bittersweet chocolate taste, still a bit crude. Small hints of vanilla, caramel, and even, oddly enough, a hint of cinnamon. Those malts just remain harsh, chalky, and acrid throughout. Dry, sweetish, warm finish with some lingering chocolate-cinnamon hints.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Itís not great, itís really not all that good, but, Iíll give it that itís the best of the barrel-aged Black Hole bunch to date.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Charred chocolate, vanilla and caramel aroma. Black in color with tan head. The aromas carry though in the taste with moderate alcohol tones.
Notes: Borefts fest