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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1279   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
On tap at Darklord Day. Poured black with min tan head. Aroma roasty dark choc malts. Light carb med bod. Tastes bittersweet roast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (849) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Pyryn luona 5/2015. Enjoyable, well balanced imperial stout. Not too much coffee on taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Intense alcoholic aroma with dark chocolate, toasted coffee, molasses and nuts. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. Reminds me a lot of dark chocolate. Robust and complex. Aftertaste slightly alcoholic, but well balanced considering its high ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3784) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). Best before 07/12/15, so probably around 4 years old.

Appearance: Pitch black with a medium easy to revive brown head and good lacing.

Aroma: It’s quite boozy but still a lot less than expected. Molasses, figs, plums, roasted malts, fainted coffee, vegetal notes and chocolate.

Taste: Quite sweet and dried fruits forward with molasses, vegetal coffee notes but without much coffee, roasted malts and of course alcohol (boozy but not burning).

Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Lingering dried fruits presence.

Overall: Decent stout and not too boozy considering the abv. Flavorful, but not super complex and certainly not very cohesive.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2977) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Taster at Beer for Geeks. Dark black with ruby highlights and a tan head with good lacing. The nose is coffee crisps & raisins with lots of boozy heat. A roasty dark chocolate flavor with a bit of bitter oaky smoke.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Disappointing beer. Overly boozy and grape flavored. I don't taste any coffee maybe some slight roasted but flavor. Just a hint. Black with a thin tan head. Bottle pour at home. Gonna be drunk after this bad boy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (470) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
Butelka 375ml (30.10.2018). Barwa czarna, piana brazowa, gesta, obfita, trwala. Aromat alkoholowy, lekko palony, minimalnie owocowy, szampanski. W smaku alkohol, kwaskowe, slodkie, alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa przelyk i od srodka. Duzo nut wspolnych z sour ale. Mocne, mocno alkoholowe, tresciwe, przyjemne, calkiem pijalne. Bardzo dobre. Oleiste, wisnia w czekoladzie, sheery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
2013 Tap at Salon piva. Clear dark brown colour. Actually not that impressing. Too fruity, estery, lack of roasted flavours, I do not get them at all. Thus it is poor at being a RIS, but good otherwise. Fruity-estery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1408) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Over three years old. Has a black color with a light brown, creamy head. Well-roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, beech and some brown sugar. Really complex. The taste is also a fantastic mix between sweet malt and roastedness. Coffee, chocolate cake, mocha, dark berries and licourice all over. Incredibly compact. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A very complex IS and a true dessert beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Black hole sun won’t you come... And wash away the rain. Black hole sun won’t you come, won’t you come!


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