hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with tan head and can actually pick up reddish tinges in beer. Aroma is all over the place. Woody charred character with licorice and the coffee and vanilla notes all topped off with distinct vinous nature. Sweet roasted taste with prominent feature of whatever red wine barrel they used. And definitely finishes in a dry wine type manner. Overall, really good, and I like what the wine barrel aging has managed to do for it.
Svesse (5806) - 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 (69) - 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 (2303) - 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 (3992) - 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 (1148) - 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
llkc (195) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Holmen1 (1854) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff aug-13. blir ingen fan av å lagre øl på rødvinsfat etter å ha smakt denne. Smaker bare surt. Svartvin? Tanninene fra fatet ødelegger et godt øl.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Dry dark chocolate, dry wood, vanilla aromas. Smooth full body. Sweet dark chocolate flavors with honey, dry wood, vanilla, and deep roast maltage___nice stout.
NosirIwont (1872) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 13.1%. Best before 18.03.14. Pours almost black with a small, quickly disappearing greyish-brown head. No lacing. Heavy aroma; dark fruits, a bit oxidized, somewhat dusty and a bit of wood deep down. Flavour is tart, almost sour, and bitter; rather (red) wine-like, but at the same time it has a cold coffee feel to it (without an actual coffee note). Dark fruit note as well. Finish is tart/sour with dark fruits, more wine/cold coffee (without coffee), tobacco, an alcohol burn and a lingering burnt note, the latter diminishing as it warms. Overall so-so. The aroma is rather good, but the flavour doesn’t really hold up; too tart/sour, and the cold coffee note feels misplaced. 04.01.14.
Niller (417) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, slight chocolate, nuances of red wine. Complex beer with nice warming alcohol. Soft carbonation. Great imperial stout.