JanStaff (2) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dishy beer for anyone eager to get a real rich taste of a peaty, Islay-like dram along with a proper stout. Almost full score.
grunx (367) - - JUL 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versiů fumada i lleugerament salada de la sŤrie Black Hole. Ideal per a postres i puro. Sense arribar a la extrema complexitat de la Black Islay es tracta díuna cervesa molt interessant. Per a paladars exigents i avanÁats.
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from beerplanet.eu. Almost black colored beer with minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peated whiskey. Taste, starts roasted malt, continues burned sugar, ash, overlapped with peated whiskey. Nice bitterness in alcoholic peated finish. Sipping beast. For me best of the barrel aged Black Hole beers Iíve tasted.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. in celebration of completely paying off my vehicle today. aged in scotch whiskey barrels. same thick black, viscous pour under a medium sized, creamy brown head like the others. aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, fresh wood, inside of a department store(maybe Kohlís, J.C. Penny?) clean peat. flavor is very peaty. not really a smoked peat though...just clean. musty. white wood. i thought it would be hard to outdo the rum, but i like this better. it drinks with an immaculate smoothness and less boozy notes.
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
long, strong, and more manly than youíve ever handled Much like her sister black hole but with an oaken whiskey kick..
Cybercat (2768) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, nose-filling aroma is smoky with a strong tone of fine whisky and woody and licorice notes. It pours a beautiful opaque sable, just one red tomcat whisker above black with a rather thick and fine-bubbled chocolate-brown head. Seriously smoky flavor makes one feel as though one is drinking liquid charcoal that has chocolate, coffee, licorice and quality whisky notes. Body isnít just full - itís zaftig, and has a good firm tingle to it. Finish is quite smoky and fizzy, with a subtle whisky bite.
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 375ml. Pitch black with no head at all. Leather, vanilla, peat and smoke are most present in the nose. Full bodied. No carbonation. Extremely smooth. Incredibly delicious- this is a great version of the Black Hole. Underrated in my opinion.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. Pitch black, lovely brown creamy head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, peat, smok and wood. Great filling mouthfeel. Fantastic flavour of deep roasted malt, peat, smoke, wood and alcohol, soft sweetness. Yum!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge greige head with some lace over pitch-black beer. Wow! Islay malt just jumping out of the glass; turf, peat, paint. Dry, whisky - malt - flavour, turf, smoked, dry-severe but just mindblowingly good. Very slick to viscous, huge alcoholwarming, prickly-carbonated MF, well-bodied. Oh dear. Iím just a s*cker for Islay malt or derivatives as this beer. Gorgeous.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mikkelís crew recommended this one to my friend Matthias at the Borefts festival 2010, to accompany his cigar. It was the perfect match - lots of intense smoke, charcoal, peat bog and oak. Definitely not for weaklings or the faint of heart.