symmetric (65) - - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malt & cherry & chocolate aroma. Edge of bourbon sweetness. On the pallate, sweet & malty. Bourbon spirit edge. Somewhat creamy mouth feel.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7o bottle. Pours near black with virtually no carbonation. Aroma od woos, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is sweet with some roast and some alcohol warmth. Medium bodied and oily. More coffee coming through in the finish. Pretty good.
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375 ml (Beer Hunters, BB 03/2014, vintage 2010)
Pitch black color, tiny head. Strong aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark malts. Medium-bodied, thinner than ABV of this high normally. Warming alcohol, licorice, dark bread, hints of vanilla. Bourbon dominates the flavor. Not as complex as red wine version.
Cuso (5049) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beerplanet.eu. Almost dark color with minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, syrup, vanilla, dark fruit, plums, raisins. Taste, strong in liquorice, roasted malt, prunes, coffee, chocolate, wood, light smokiness, alcohol (bourbon). Spicy, coffee bitter, smokey finish. Excellent, complex beer.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
180412: Violent imperial stout with almost no carbonation. Rich coffee / chocolate scent. Good full-bodied. alcohol moderation is not bad when you take small sips. Really an enjoy beer that last long.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Black Hole, Bourbon
Date: July 25, 2012
Aroma: rich bourbon aroma, light roasted malts, touch of fruityness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bourbon tries to add balance but the roasted malt is too much, almost astrengent, sweet vanilla helps
Overall: either the extra age or the earlier batch does not match up to the 2012 vintage
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
Name: Black Hole, Bourbon
Date: March 21, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, just a touch of bourbon sweetness with a hint of vanilla and caramel
Flavor: sweet bourbon flavor, caramel and vanilla sweetness, dark chocolate, touch of coffee, light smokeyness
Overall: much better balance between the heavy dark malts and the barrel treatment
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a minimal tan head. Nice, sweet aroma of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol and oak. The taste was not as heavy as expected. Soy, oak, licorice, coffee and alcohol. I kept the bottle in the cellar for about a year, I think that this beer will improve with further aging.
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastisk doft. Stor doft av stark tung kaffe. Smaken lite lättare och eftersmaken rent av lite tunn. Men i det store hela en mycket bra öl med en trevlig och inte för stor fatkaraktär.
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laiti (5954) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 cl bottle, BBE 18.03.2014, bottled 18.03.2010
Blind tasting @ lusikka
Rather thin aroma with vanilla, cocoa and some alcohol. Flavour is slightly sweet with lots of soy sauce and alcohol. Also some burnt malt and ash. Too much soy and alcohol here. My guess was Mikkeller Black. After I knew what this was, I could observe some peat in the flavour.
olio (6495) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle @ lusikkas’ blind tasting. BBE 18.03.2014.
Pours pitch black color with minimal beige head on the sides. Aroma of vanilla, peat, alcohol, wood, malts, soy and some oat. Flavor of dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, soy, cocoa and mild dark berries. Way too strong alcohol burn dominates the flavor.