Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
Finally……! 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 – in the heavyweight category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan, pudding-skin head. Nose is milk chocolate, coffee and molasses. Almost medium with a minimal carb tang. Flavor is huge but in need of some melding. Chocolate syrup, coffee and black jelly beans; hints of Good ’n Plenty. Veins of candied citrus and pithy grapefruit add contrast. Alcohol well-hidden despite the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Yet another solid Mikkeller. Creamy. Black. Roast taste. Lovely all around. I’m drinking a heavy stout like this in the summer. That’s right. Summer. So sue me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Black, but dark brown around the edges. Quickly receding head. Very roasty and full of booze in the aroma. This seems like it needs some time to mellow, but beyond the booze there is some charcoal, hops, and licorice. Taste is a little green, needs some time on it. Taste is also roasty, with some bitter chocolate and a boozy finish. This may be worth aging, but I won’t be loading up on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
375ml corked bottle. Opaque black color with a minimal, quickly fading head. The aroma is deep alcohol and chocolate. Taste is surprisingly drinkable at 13.1%. Lots of roasted chocolate sweetness typical for the style. The most unique attribute to this beer is the alcohol/taste balance. Remarkably well done. An almost peppery taste compliments the sweet warming aspects of the alcohol perfectly. A new classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle #55/100 - Very good beer here. Lots and lots of roasted malts in both the flavor and the aroma. There was some interesting aroma profiles I found though. Peppers, smoke, charred wood, a touch leathery. Nice nose. Appearance was jet black with a small 1-finger thick brown head. Flavor had some puckering quality to it, which made me think of astringency. Reminded me of some kind of bitter espresso thats a day or two old. Also some smokey flavor on the palate, a nice bite of piney hops...very acrid. Overall a very nice impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
375 ml bottle, corked and caged. Cork date is 14/08/11. Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA. Opens with a pop. Pour is black, with a nice 1/2 inch deep tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. Head appears very oily. Aroma of bright pine hops, coffee, black licorice and alcohol. Taste is initially quite bitter and acidic. The coffee is present immediately, as is the pine. The coffee, mellows really quickly. Alcohol is present in the taste, but it was much stronger in the nose. The finish has sort of a sour sweet taste to it, somewhere in the middle of the triangle of citrus, soy and licorice. Palate is oily, with a very long, lingering hot finish. This was a well made beer, but was a little to sharp (bitterness, alcohol, etc) for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This Imperial Stout pours a deep black color from a 22oz(?) bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is coffee and chocolate, with some roasty malt. Medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are coffee and chocolate. The hops are earthy. Good body. There is some pepper flavor at the backend. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Black oily with not too much head. Actually none at all. Smell is coffee, powerful alcohol, and roasty. Slick taste with roastiness, coffee, alcohol, and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle via SS. Dark color. Smell of coffee, malt, alcohol, smoke, hops and sugar. Taste of roasted coffee, malt, hops, caramel, alcohol, and some fruit. I think this is too over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Poured a pitch black color with almost no head. Aroma is of strong coffee and wine. Flavor is also very strong coffee flavor but with a nice bitter dryness which is also a bit fruity. The alcohol is extremely well hidden in this great beer.

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