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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Dark black body with ruby highlights. Big roast, molassas and hop aroma with lots of coffee. Coffee flavor with light roast and hops. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. 8/5/9/4/17 - 4.3 03/29/2008: Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Dark black body with a light brown head. Heavy bitter aroma with some caramel and chocolate. Heavy malty flavor, strong bitter, chocolate and molassas. 8/5/9/4/18 - 4.4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle (375ml - green, corked & caged). Shared with garthicus, my bottle. Thick opaque black pour, minimal head. Deep dry roast aroma, near-burnt, molasses and alcohol, very herbal. Taste - even more bitter, burnt cookies, dry bitterness, quite boozy at it warms, figs and long-steeped raisins, coffee grounds and nutshell bitterness. Thick, syrupy body, deeply roasty mouthfeel, astringent and increasingly boozy - lovely, really - wouldn’t drink it regularly, pretty "big."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3060) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2008
Very dark brown, almost black with a small off-white head. Roasted with coffe tones. Malty with coffe and chocolate aromas and a hint of vanilla. Full bodied with a long, well balanced, bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle, 375cl, from Skjold Burne Vinhandel, allerød, denmark. i expeced something bad from the 13.something alc, but this imperial stout is truly well crafted. One of te best beers i’ve tasted, and also one of the best stouts i’ve tasted. I’m going to go buy more of these asap - they might not last forever. chocolate, coffee, alc. and other notes are well balanced, well rounded. i’d take one of these instead of the #1 ranked beer here any day. If you like stout, you HAVE to try this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Purchased at WLV in Chicago. Notes of espresso on the nose lead into roasted coffee, soy, vanilla, oatmeal, and anise. Impressive how well it hides its alcohol, and the mouthfeel/viscosity is pleasant. The beer is undoutedly very good, but it doesn’t hold up to the best of the coffee stouts. I found the espresso flavors a bit akin to a pot of coffee that’s been sitting on the burner a bit too long. The flavor is there, but the best of it has passed some time ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle from SoLan. I first had this in a small sample at a bar and I wasn’t crazy about it. Things are different now. This bottle I’ve got all to myself. Chewy granola, burnt maple syrup aroma. A bit chalky, resinous, only a hint of alcohol. Pours without much head and is surprisingly not completely black. Tons of flavor to this though surprisingly balanced, a lot of vanilla and cocoa and great roast. No alcohol burn at all. Thick and delicious going down. This is a way better beer than Dark Horizon. I feel like the brewers actually knew what they were doing with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Aroma is strong coffee. Average/virtally none initial apperance. Black body. Heavy bitter and strong tast of coffee, and a long finish duration. Medium to full palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pour is blacker than black with small amount of foamy deep brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, alcohol, and malt. Nice thick body that coats your mouth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, and some alcohol in the finish. Awesome brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Another beer from imadeadguy. This poured darker than it’s name. It had a serious alcohol nose on it, and really kicked my ass. I really enjoyed the ass kicking though. Stong smoked coffee bean flavors with a powerful alcohol burn going down. I tasted hints of dark chocolate too. This beer leaves tons of lacing on the side of the glass. Very impressive Impy Stout, just wayyyy overpriced. I think a couple years of darkness will do wonders for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle. Dark black pour with a nice small dark brown head. Aroma is of smokey chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and toasted coffee. Nice hop finish. covers the big alcohol content very well. Pretty good.


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