Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle, 375cl, from Skjold Burne Vinhandel, allerÝd, denmark. i expeced something bad from the 13.something alc, but this imperial stout is truly well crafted. One of te best beers iíve tasted, and also one of the best stouts iíve tasted. Iím going to go buy more of these asap - they might not last forever. chocolate, coffee, alc. and other notes are well balanced, well rounded. iíd take one of these instead of the #1 ranked beer here any day. If you like stout, you HAVE to try this one.

   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 doesnít hold up to the best of the coffee stouts. I found the espresso flavors a bit akin to a pot of coffee thatís been sitting on the burner a bit too long. The flavor is there, but the best of it has passed some time ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle from SoLan. I first had this in a small sample at a bar and I wasnít crazy about it. Things are different now. This bottle Iíve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - LangŚ, 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.

   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!

   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 itís 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Aroma is slightly woody, smoky, dark malt and orange hops. Appearance is dense brown with scant head and solid legs. Taste is big and orangy, slightly caramel- coffee and fruit also come through. Finishes thick orange with a nice hoppiness that lingers harshly. Taste is fruity esters, orange hops, and coffee. Very decent. Imperial Stout Tasting Results ---re-rate may be necessary---

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Malty, chocolate, coffee aroma with backing hops. Rich dark malt flavor with backing coffee and balancing hops. A bit of chocolate showing. Nothing overpowering - great balance with bitterness in background. Lingering malt, coffee, bitter hops. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle poured into a sniffer produces a coco head that lasted momentarily and fizzled out to a ring of lace around the glass. All this on top of a Jet black body Aromas of sweet malts chocolate and coffee and defiantly some alcohol there as well It tastes like sweet boozy coffee with some chocolate thrown in for good luck. Way to much alcohol flavor Itís a sipper for sure but Iíll pass on this one again

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