sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a beige head. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of dark chocolates, toasted malts and vanilla. Dark fruits. Also aromas of prunes. Lots of wood as it ages in the glass. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pitch blk w/ zero head. This is thin and lacks any carbonation. Very sweet, but if you donít mind the rum imparts a pretty nice flavor. Unfortunately cherry coke has a nice flavor profile too, but I donít want to drink it flat.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
After really enjoying the regular Black Hole, I thought that a rum barrel-aged version would be interesting. It was not. It was hardly even drinkable. Super hot and sweet on the nose and then cloying and digusting on the palate. This is a small bottle, but I didnít even make it all the way through. Drain pour.
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I love the aroma, the coffee, vanilla, honey rum is all there. Pous a very dark brown colour with a small bubbly head which quickly dies down, tastes great, I tasted it out of the fridge then left it nearly an hour, and the taste got better! Very powerful taste with a lot going on, overall a great beer indeed!
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt, rum and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet rum flavor with a medium to heavy toasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good brew.
Phillies08Champs (676) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2010. Pours black with slight head that I coaxed out. Nose is slight sour with boozy overtones. First sip is sweet almost sherry like but vanilla and burnt sugar. Finish is cherries with black strap molasses. Mouth feel was not bad for such a flat looking beer.
JohnnyJ (4215) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, almost zero head. Chocolate, molasses, rum, some sweet fruit, and heavy roast (like burnt bitterness). Decent, better then some of the other black hole treatments.
wedgie9 (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/6/11 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Pours an opaque oily black with thin, brown, bubbly lace that recedes further, to thin spotty lace. The nose is primarily dark chocolate and vanilla, with underlying espresso, molasses, some char, and a lightly honeyed aroma. The flavor is more vanilla, brown sugar, and honeyed sweetness up front, moving to the molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, and ashy flavors, which are all very dry. The body is full and oily, almost syrupy, with light carbonation, and a very long vanilla, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and bitter espresso finish.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 bottle served in a tulip. Pour is oily onyx without any head, despite a vigorous pour. Nose is, oddly enough, tequila, wood, raisins, prunes, and astringent alcohol. Taste is a very flat chocolate covered raisin with a thin mouth feel. Boozes and flat beer linger to comprise the finish. I donít know if I got a bad bottle or what, but this was close to swill in my book. My rating doesnít quite do it accuracy, but that is because there are some nice attempts at flavor. This is my first unhappy experience with Mikkeller.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Drunk on deck crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin. Black looks, with a creamy brown head. Dark choc ahoy in the nose with roast, dark fruit and rum notes. A similar tale in the taste which had notes of vanilla, booze and coffee also. Full bodied, smooth and very drinkable. The warming finish showcased the rum aging very well . As a rum lover this was right up my street and seemed the perfect drink to sip on the high seas. Top notch stuff.