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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1531) - 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 (1243) - 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 (134) - 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 (2155) - 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 (4155) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
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, Tequila and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet spice alcohol flavor with a medium to heavy toasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good brew.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours black in color with minimal head. Heavy tequila aroma on this. Lots of wood, grass, and roasted malt. A noticeable green apple note, some booze, and a bit of carbonic acid. Sugary, sickly sweet, with burnt sugar. Heavy on the roasted malt and tequila. Lots of wood and grass and green apple. A little bit of a cigarette flavor to it as well. This was pretty rough stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2012
@Basunen: mycket len och rund båda doft och smak. Trevliga söta och brända toner. Fin len eftersmak med en gnutta hetta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours black with a thick tab head that dissipates quickly. Nose has slight notes of tequila, vanilla and just a touch of coffee. Fantastic balance, easier to drink than the pour and nose would suggest. Palate a little thin, with coffee notes in the aftertaste. Really nice.


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