Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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FinallyÖÖ! Black Hole is what Mikkeller is all about. Daring, vulgar and extreme. From the very beginning Mikkellers goal has been to push the limit and with this warming, intense imperial stout, a new chapter in the Danish beer history has been written. The high bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt and alcohol, creates a good balance which makes Black Hole an explosion of nuances, but also leaves a feeling of a perfect and complex beer Ė in the heavyweight category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Bottle shared generously by wetherel at the PP Bottle Shop with DenverLogan, goldtwins, Sean and Ryan. Pours black with deep brown edges with beige swirls and bubbles. The aroma is robust smoke and chicory coffee; heavy burnt barley notes dominate here, with blackened wood and ash. Tasting this one was a tongue shocker - stringent acidity and almost a medicinal charcoal character was surprising. Sugary caramel and wood notes are detectable, but something seems to be wrong. Bitter palate with a strange aftertaste I canít figure out. What was going on here? Iíll have to try another bottle sometime to check for variation. Thanks John for sharing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Took the family to the Habachi for some family fun and busted this out. Black with no head. Roasted malt, chocolate, light dark fruits, and wine are the aroma and taste. Light coffee and sour wine notes show throughout in this beer. The first IM Stout my wife actually liked!! Great!! Now, when I buy it Iíll hide it so she doesnít drink it all the hell up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle sampled. Pours black with a one finger light brown head that leaves some lace. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some light chocolate notes. Flavor is strong coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of molasses

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Cork/caged bottle. Poured pitch black with a soda like dissipating tan head - and thin. Eh. Aroma is a roasty, oaky chocolate - with faint bitter coffee. Flavor is a bit intriguing and yummy. Unfortunately, there is an intense boozy licorice at the forefront. An oily, spotty carbonated body tries to pull some bitter coffee and chocolate through, but the tingly booze really is the bully. It screams slight astringency. While it still resembles a beer in mouthfeel, the heat makes it drink a bit winey on some sips. But it still leaves a nice coat on the gums and mouth. While I can say I "like" this, it is really meant for the right mood - a blizzard perhaps? Overall, enjoyable, but a bit too raw for me. Too expensive for a 12 oz glass. Really curious to see what the original 100 tasted like.....ah well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of alexanderj. Black pour, with thin brown head that dissipated quickly. Small amount of coffee grounds in the aroma, mostly roasted malt, and some wine-like alcohol. Sort of heavy carbonation initially. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee grounds, alcohol, general astringency. Sort of just seems over-the-top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black opaque color. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Coffee-alcohol nose. Flavor is roasted coffee and alcohol. Lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. Pricey at $10.09 for a 12.7oz bottle from Johnís Marketplace Portland, OR. Label has the ABV at 13.1%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - FEB 3, 2008
Nice bottle presentation. Pours a rich dark black like a big ol stout should. Nice brown head with good retention. This baby has some viscosity! The carbonation seems a bit low, the cork didnít really POP when it was opened. The aroma is of dark malts, dark fruit and alcohol. The taste is very robust with notes of licorice, coffee and plums. Notes of ash as well. This is a whopper of a beer but the alcohol might be a bit much as itís hot from the start to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1063) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 This one poured a deep black color with a thin tan head that left nice swirly lacing around the glass. You can tell from the first smell that this is a big beer. Huge roasty aroma from coffee and roasted malts along with some dark chocolate as well. The flavor is very intense as well with the roasty and coffee flavors coming through along with a big dose of dark chocolate along with some caramel and vanilla. The roastiness and bitterness in this one is really big. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a visous feel to it with a huge warming feeling from the alcohol all the way down. I would like to try this one again as I got a pretty small sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonm (22) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Jet black in color with essentially zero visibility. Short lived head of chocolate milk bubbly head. Aroma starts with chocolate-covered espresso beans are my first thought. Bittersweet dark chocolate paired with a Kona like roasted coffee. Thereís a touch of vinous acidity to it as well. Very assertive flavor that takes awhile to get a hold on as there is a lot going on. Big roasted coffee bitterness and fusel alcoho, almost lighter fluid like. A dry, char, almost smoky wood huskiness. Very dry, astringent finish Thinner than expected with assertive carbonation that is slightly caustic. Overall, its got a nice aroma and some positive flavor elements, but I found the alcohol to dominate and not in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle on 1/31/2008. Black with mahogany highlights and a durable, medium, light brown head that leaves nice lace. Espresso aroma with definite alcohol overtones, some bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of dark fruit. Full body, light carbonation, and a resinous, oily mouthfeel. Bitterness prevails, both dark malt bitterness and some spicy hop bitterness, all over a background of burnt molasses and treacle. Long, bitter finish that is more like a French roast black coffee bitterness than a hop derived bitterness.

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