MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. Bottled at Green Lion. Dominated by coffee and chocolate with some mint, licorice and anise.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, well aged. black pour, rather flat. red wine tannins were very evident, beer appeared to soak up a good dose of the wine even when pouring it. red hues in the black. coffee, roast, red wine, booze. imprressed it stood up this well
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, light brown head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, sweet honey. Sweet honey and coffee. Red wine oakiness. Really smooth.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at Classic City Beer Fest. Black pour. Dark dark fruits, red wine tannins, dark cocoa, quite bitter, some licorice, thick molasses. Heard they were retiring these, so glad I got to try.
kraddel (5971) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
NOTE to all brewers, please stop using synthetic corks !
Bottle @ home
Pours dark brown . As good as no head, and what it does have, fades instantly .
Smell is very full, oaty, bitter . Some oak and wine, but not too much .
Very low carbo ( almost none ) Bitter, chocolate-intense taste , chocolate gets rediculously intense after the bitterness fades . To be honoust, the barrel is very hidden in this one . Yet it is an awesome beer, as I absolutely love chocolate .
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of black coffee, liquorice, black-currant, oak wood, dark chocolate, soy sauce and aromas of red wine. Roasted, malty taste with black coffee, black-currant, blackberries, liquorice, anise, soy sauce, red wine and oak wood. A slight tannin sourness shining through in a finish with a certain alcohol glow. Quite bitter. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Not quite as balanced as some of the other Black Holes, but still a nice one.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark, unclear pitch black with no head. Great aroma, one of the best I tried. Tones of coffee, fudge, dark fruit. Almost no carbonation at all. The taste is a big disappointment though. Had it been anything like the aroma, then it might have been one of the best beers I’ve had in times. It is very flat, some mokka, a little soury and hints of cacao, but all very weak. Aftertaste is nice. Strangely, this BA version doesn’t taste anywhere as good as the normal Mikkeler Black Hole.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mostly unclear with no head. Aroma is the best part, bringing huge complex notes of all of it, wine, roasted malts and chocolate, vanilla, and booze. Flavor is similar, but the booze is very pronounced and spicy combined with the wine. The flavors of vanilla and chocolate are so delicious on the palate and much more pronounced as the temperature goes up and booze settles.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/II/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ the train back home from Brugs Bierfestival - BB: 18/III/14 (2014-170) Thanks to Yarric for sharing the bottle!
Note: huzzah, my first train rating! :p
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of caramel, vanilla, mocha, burnt sugar, sweet, alcohol. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: pretty bitter, dark chocolate, mocha, burnt caramel, little hoppy, vanilla. Aftertaste= more vanilla, little sourish, bitter hops, coffee, alcohol, sweet, dark chocolate, hoppy, quite an alcohol burn.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks Yarric for sharing. Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, little to no foam.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla.
TASTE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol, some red wine noticeable.
Expiration date: 18/3/2014