thewolf (11432) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Completely black, lovely, staying, light-brown creamy head. Aroma has lots of complexity. Chocolate abound, quite a lot of coffee, roasted malts and a lot of tannins, plums, oak. Some sweet-sour feel to it. Low to medium carbonation, dry but also fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, dry, lots of hard roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. There are plenty of tannins and a slight tartness to the oak. Still, the overall feel leaves me with some boozy notes which detract - especially considering how well SEVEN was barrel aged.
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some vinius notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Aerage moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, sampled in a mikkeller glass at home, celebrating having enjoyed 66cl hopping frog doris the destroyer.
pitch dark when settled,poured dark clear brown. Head is fantastic, brown lower down,and light brown higher up.
dry roasted malty aroma with "just enough" hops to make it very interesting.
flavor is flowery hoppy, roasted grainy, red wine, faint wood. actually pretty interesting - You can clearly taste the grapes. somehow they do not add sourness but rather a fresh grape juice like note to the flavor. Overall leaves the impression of being not that strong, and a bit like lemonade. Serve this to the uninformed and they’ll get themselves seriously drunk ;-). The fruity notes (probably both from hops and the wine barrels) makes me think of black and blue berries. This is pretty deep stuff.. I am very grateful that i get to taste it. (entire bottle to myself, HAH). some of the flavor profile leads me to think of imp. IPA, but the rest is a pretty solid imp. stout. While not as balanced and well composed as e.g. yeti imp stout, this one is very unique and one of those beers You’ll be sorry to miss out on.
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roastiness, light vanilla and light vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and light vinous notes with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle @ 2nd BBF. Almost black and opague. Chocolate and soy sauce overshadow the vinous notes in the aroma. The wine-like barrel notes are stronger in the flavor. Partly hidden soy sauce in the aftertaste. Good, but the balance could be better.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Black Hole, Red Wine
Date: October 23, 2011
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet grapey aroma, sweet chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor sweet fruity character with a touch of grape, light roasted, touch of biterness
Name: Black Hole, Red Wine
Date: January 11, 2012
a darker and richer version compared to the white wine, still a winey grape character but much less mellowing impact than the white allowing the rich malts to stay in the forefront,
Name: Black Hole, Red Wine
Date: July 29, 2012
more grape in this original release but the dark roasted malts still manage to bust through,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, red wine, oak and dark malts with licorice and booze notes. Flavor is malt dominant, moderate booze, licorice and dark fruity esters, dark and bitter malt with a dry finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (10619) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Little lacing. Nose is roasted malts, vino, honey, vanilla bean and coffee. Taste is same, but vinous notes really overpower. Sweet imperial stout. Lots of red wine undertones throughout a very long finish.
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, sweetness, soy sauce, ripe frutis, light cocoa. Flavour of roast, chocolate, sweetness, light barrel, dust, vague liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Roasty smooth bitterness in the end.
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - opaque black beer with no foam escaping from the horizon of the black hole (may this contradict Hawking’s theory ?); fairly woody aroma with strong notes of roasted chocolate, vanilla and black cherries; pretty sweet, full-bodied and slightly dry; a well-present bitterness, long woody and roasted coffeish finish