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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace. S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, oak, agave, tequila, vanilla, some dark fruit, and some booze. T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, oak, tequila, agave, some vanilla and dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish. D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The tequila adds some nice complexity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Aroma is malts, vinous notes and mild sweetness. The flavor is malts, vinous/dark fruit, an undercurrent of sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Rating #164. Thanks Gabe! Really good beer, nice, subtle agave and a little wood. Rich dark fruits and a sweet light roast. I really enjoyed this beer. (2563)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Best before 09/05/15, brewed 4y before
Black color, small sized brown head. Roasted malt aroma, quite mellow, with floral touch. Round mouthfeel, good flavor of chocolate and some roasted malt, moderate pleasant sweetness, and just a trace of alcohol.
Balanced, harmonious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1085) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Aroma: The smell is dark and burned, candid sugar, soy and dried peas.
Appearance: The brew is blackish brown, a small tan head, little lacing and good curtains.
Taste: A taste of burnt bread, ripe tropic fruits, mango and similar, a warm concluding bitterness.
Palate: Little carbonation, asoft and sticky feeling, a good body and warm dryness.
Overall: A nice black one, with a good spicy finish.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-01-07.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Really nice variation with the tequila here on this one...slightly more thought provoking and complex than the other versions I’ve had (scotch, bourbon, and cognac). Lots of carbonation and thick slow fading head with sticky lacing. Dark as night. Tequila seems to bring out the honey much more than other treatments and moves this to greener more vegetal characteristics. The bourbon and cognac versions are more hedonistic and bigger, and the scotch one was way too dominated by the barrel, this one is much more restrained and almost delicate if that is possible for Black Hole. This might be my favorite overall, but depending on my mood and what I’m eating might prefer the bourbon or cognac.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Aged for awhile. Nicely mellowed. Notes of coffee, pronounced sweetness. Lots of tequila. Too much. Interesting idea, just a little heavy handed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunbar72 (133) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of tequila, oak, lime and vanilla. Pretty sweet to the taste, tequila, root cellar, vanilla, chocolate, lime and licorice. Full body, low carbonation. Amazing beer!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Draught. Pitch black. Agave aroma with vanilla and oak. Very rich, but rounded and soft. Clearly high in alcohol, but rich enough to withstand. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3396) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
375ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, tequila, and floral hops. The flavor of the beer is the same as the other Black Holes, and the tequila blends better than some of the wines but not as well as the whiskeys. Smooth texture. A good beer.


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