Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
Share this beer with friends!
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
375ml Bottle: Sweet malty aroma. Smells of chocolate, piney hops, alcohol, tar, roasting, vanilla, and coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a large, foamy, rocky, milk-chocolate-brown head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Opaque. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, piney hops, alcohol, coffee, cream, roasting, and vanilla. Medium to full body. Thin, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Chocolate and pine hop finish. Overall, 14% ABV is well hidden. Nice amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2007
330. Not quite the wrestle-ya-to-the-ground revelation that might have been expected, but still a positively lovely little impy. Well, not "little," but you know what I mean. Big dusty nose with chalk, cherry, prune, soy, and chocolate peeking through at different times as it comes up to temp. Cellar temp was a wee bit chillier than normal here in the Pacific Northwest today, so the beer got to reveal its character gradually, for better or worse, since it was the first one I opened tonight. Not even worth trying to talk about until half an hour (and half a glass) had gone by. Surprisingly manageable body--thick, but not insanely viscous or oily or sticky. Just a nice big satisfying dollop. All those notes from the nose return--dust and chalk, cherry, prune, soy, and chocolate. Amazingly "light" on its feet for its abv, balanced and under control. No booze showing really anywhere. Long chalky soy finish. Great stuff, bordering on a world classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2007
bottle....pours pretty black or close to it with a hefty light brown head that dissipated after warming up....very nice aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. rich nose indeed.....flavors of rich chocolate and coffee grounds along with the slightest bitter astringency in the finish. very roasty and very well done. a little boozy as well but that was to be expected.....solid!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Courtesy of d(TheCheeseMan)snowden. Thanks Dan. Pours deep and dark with thin light brown head. In your face aroma with loads of coffee grounds with lesser amounts of burnt malts and a hint of alcohol. The flavor starts with a sense of the big ole ABV (but totally in check) followed by the big coffee noted in the nose followed by some dark chocolate and a hint of dark fruity esters. Toward the finish the coffee slowly gives way to a delicious velvety dark chocolate note. YUM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle shared by Odeed! Nose of coffee, chocolate , and a little tartness; Beutiful apearing, absolutely black when lined up with the sun with a very small cinnamon tan head; flavor showed up a some tartness, a little bitterness, and light chocolate and alcohol, but not much else; After coming to 65 degrees it tasted better and the tartness pretty much diasappeared, but is this really a top 50 Impy?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
(bottle from alldaydrinker)black body with a brown ring around the glass.with some swirling i was shone a light brown head that left some lacing on the side of the glass.nice aroma of chocolate,molasses,coffee beans,marshmellows,and cocoa.unfortunately after this it pretty much goes down south.the flavor was an unusual mix of spent coffee grinds,brett,and bitter cocoa.what happened????im sorry but its just to bitter and sour for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 First rating
Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!
Black color, tan head. Sweet, roasted and hoppy scent. Strong roasted sweet licorice taste, also rubber. First taste almost overwhelms, in a good way. Rich mouthfeel, high bitterenss.

Rerate, at a blind tasting
Bottle, 375 ml, thanks to Mats (not on Ratebeer)!
Sampled on December 17, 2010
BB 14/08/11
Very dark red to black color, no head. Raissin and alcohol scent, some fusel alcohols. sweet, aclohol, raissin taste. Burning alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1545) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Deep black but not especially sludgy pour, producing a tepid cling of mocha foam around the edge. Burly aroma of beef soaking in port and bourbon. Burnt honey, blueberry, and alcohol leap out loudly in the middle, while pungent, vegetal, dark roasted African beans and soy sauce simmer underneath; hints of melon and burnt popcorn. Bright, electric citrus hops flash across the top and enliven it quite a bit. Taste brings a bold attack of cold-press, the type that typically conjures the damnable stain of expired grounds and soapy ashes; this, however, somehow mostly eludes that issue, gathering the healthier qualities of dark roast with spicy, earthy success. It has its share of minty zest and dry astringency, but this has more of an iron and black licorice skin character than the more typical plastic and soap. Almost soured milk, raspberry cheesecake, and sour mash bourbon lend a specific type of strange sweetness that blankets and warms the earlier acridity into something more pleasant, if certainly quite odd. Berry and currant sweetness expands boldly with warmth, and while this parlays the brutish possibilities of the raw beans even further, those never completely resign themselves; bites of mint leaf and dirty root vegetable tend to consistently creep in. Finally, the high notes of tropical hops ring with crystal clarity above everything else; altogether, aroma and flavor echo each other with little deviance. Palate is comparably light, medium to full in body, and softly carbonated. Finishes with a grisly rare meat and smoke thickness; touch of black cherry and a bit more licorice. Drying. Unique, and quite memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Thanx dan for sharing this.Holy crap this beer is sic! pours like a black hole.Lots of sweet dark fruits with coffee notes on the nose.The flavor was the same.Real defined flavors.This finished of with the coffee and some alcohol popping through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9700) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2007
375 ml corked and caged green bottle poured an opaque black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, alcohol, dark chocolate, carmel, light coffee, light licorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied smooth and warming. Flavors of bitter coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate, plum, raisin and a hint of licorice with a smooth warming fruity finish.
A good impy stout but not as great as I expected.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 100 101 102  103  104 105 106 » 118

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50