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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tdtm82 (670) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle, huge thanks to Mikkeller team, Borefts beer festival 2010. Oh wow. Mix a Margaux Grand Classe Cru with the finest impoerial stout for a titanic clash of personality. Excellent bitterness, people may perceive the red wine element as dusty but hell no this is not the case, amazing blend in the oak aged barrels, very dry on the tongue, very oaky - St Julien levels, excellent lacing, cream, coffee, rich malts of the darkest sorts, opaque black colour, this is such a dark beer, blending the finest of the wine world with the craft beer scene together. It actually works. Phenomenal bitter finish ad two of my favourites combined together. I want more of this. Mes, you are total legend for informing me on this beer. Thank you mate.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbklord (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2010 does not count
Plums, cherries and mocca aroma. Very dark with thin creamy head. Less sweet than the non-barrel aged black hole but the hop bitterness is more apparrent.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godisabogun (2) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
OMFG. Now, I LOVE this beer, it fills every single tiny box of what I expect from a porter; and I would make wild passionate love to any of its female relations - but you just have this sense that maybe, just maybe, there’s more to come. One day a porter will beat this, but probably not in my lifetime, MY GODS - time to drink myself into a stupor and believe that Nirvana is chocolate honey with a head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours onyx with big 4-finger tan head and great lacing for a beer this huge. Nose is a complex medley of rich dark malt, dark choc, vinous fuot, hops, spice, and molasses. Tastes malty, chocolatey, with vinous fruit, hops, some dryness, fine tobacco, very dense, smooth, complex. Late heat, and the red winey fruit gives a vinous and berry undercurrent rather than an oaky or spirity undercurrent, but it works, and it all melds well together. The regular Black Hole was a bit of a hot, overpowering beer, but the red wine barrels normalize the heat and flavors, allowing this one to mellow a bit and be very delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Sampled at Copenhagen beer festival 2011. This one had something very unique which i’ve only had in a few other beers, but i love it every time. Dense blackish with a thick brown head. Very unique aroma. Loads of cocoa, vanilla, coco along with toffee and honney. Extremly delicious when you have a sweet tooth. Exploding sweet delicious flavor, mainly balanced by the high abv and yumminess in generel. Red wine? Dont know how much a beer this complex gains from certain barrels compared to barrelaging in generel, but it was a bit less sharp and more dry than its tequila counterpart.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (455) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition Red Wine Skum: mørke brunt Duft: mør riste malt, sødme. soja, kiks Smag: rund i smagen med efter 2 sek så vælter smagen frem af kaffe. riste malt, sødme. vanilje, virkelig en stor øl. efter er par slurke så kan man fornemme alkohollen meget.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2278) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010
In a bit of a hurry and this is fresh out of my cold fridge. Geez, it’s really good, so I can’t even hardly imagine how good it’d be at proper temp. Poured with a thick, foamy, fine, light brown head that lasts and some lace. Color is an absolutely opaque black brown. Aroma is roasty, wine, ripe fruit, cocoa. Flavor is like nose with some lingering bitterness and tang on the back of the tongue. Alcohol is apparent almost immediately. Sweetness comes and goes. Body is perfect, likewise carbonation. Finish is very long and like flavor. Be a great digestive, perhaps with a cigar.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3430) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Rich, smoky aroma has an overtone of apple brandy and nutty and caramel hints. It pours a dark opaque sable with a fine-bubbled, almost velvety tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Wine and brandy dominate the smoky coffee taste, which has nutty, caramel and unsweet chocolate hints. Lively, full-bodied texture is quite fizzy and leaves behind a strong tingle and a dry red wine finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3028) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
16-OCT-2011, bottle @home, from "Superbest". Sweet roasted nose with coffee and chocolate. Definately barrel aged, but could have been bourbon with that wood and vanilla note. O.n the palate the red wine is a little more obvious. Roasted taste again with coffee and chocolate. Wood, red wine, bourbon and caramel. Fantastic mouthfeel. Much heavier than the other Black Holes. Alcohol? No way,,,exept it can be felt inside the mouth. The best of the bunch.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Black with a creamy light brown head. Strong chocolate, vanilla, red wine and mild oak aroma. Smooth creamy palate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, citrus, mild vanilla, subtle red wine and oak to the finish with some honey notes. Very Good.


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