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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Bottle from Capone’s. Pours black, with a thick, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, hops, coffee, chocolate, and a little vanilla. Flavor is coffee, hops, roasted malt, caramel, smoke, fruit, and chocolate. Medium to heavy body. This is excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (6320) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle. This one is my new favorite stout. A beautiful pitch black color fills the glass and ends up in a dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and some oak. The flavor is hoppy and very bitter but the vanilla and the roated malt balances very good. The beer just keeps exploding in your mouth and sticks to the teeth and ends of with a warmth from the alcohol. A fantastic beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 (Bottle, First Batch) Pours an opaque black body with an average brown head. Aroma of roastiness, oak barrel, vanilla, brown sugar, and coffee. Flavor of bitter citric hops, strong roasted malt, anise, and caramel with a dry finish and an over the top bitterness and oak character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
This is a beauty! Dense black with a brown head a an aroma from heaven: Sweet, liqurice filled and with perfect notes of coffee, hops and roasted barley. The flavour is intense and filled action-packed. Coffee, roasted barlye, hops and vanlilla fools around your tongue. The bitterness is bastand and does it’s job very well countering the sweetness. Theres so many adventures to expirience in this beer. Seems like it never stops...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2007
375 ml bottle.BB 14/08/2011, (13,1% ABV). It´s so complex. Sour berrys/fruit, hints of liqorice, lovely biterness, vanilla... Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is really coffeeish with some hops, roasted malts and burnt wood. Flavour is very pleasantly balanced coffee beans, yeast, roastedmalts and smoked wood. Aftertaste is acidic coffee with some mild spices and fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
Opaque black colored, little beige head. Extremely rich aroma, first impression is that this is better version of Victory Storm King... Aroma has dominating hops and roasted-vanilla in nice combination, mild alcohol and licorice also here with some flowery-herbal notes and even thin whiskey-tone, maybe due to this vanilla here. Near full bodied. Flavor is even richer with again plenty of hoppy bitterness, also this herbal-flowery note here, licorice with roastiness comes up too. Aftertaste is warm with medium alcohol, still not too much of it. Very long aftertaste with hoppy-roastiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
Bottled (BB 08/2011)
Opaque black (like a black hole), small expresso head. Coffeish, roasted aroma with licorice. Coffee beans, licorice, roasted malts. Dominating flavor is coffee. From the first sip alcohol hits to your face! Looooong roasted aftertaste. It is 13 % and it is easy to guess. Very warming, gimme my fireplace and glass of this stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
A pitchblack experience, with a big mass of complexety, that is surely to improve over time. Enjoy a bunch now and save a few for later...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
Holy hole! Incredible deep black with coffee head. Notes of extremelyness. Burned syrup, toffee, burned and heavy roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, plums, coffeechocs, "hot" burning alcohol, a winterwarmer for hours, close to the limit, wood, mint, orangechocs, fresh noseyeast and burning finish. Will buy one for cellaring!


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