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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shreddermx (39) - POLAND - APR 3, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana ciemnobeżowa drobnopęcherzykowa, dość szybko opada. W aromacie paloność, gorzka czekolada, troche kawy i szlachetny alkohol. W smaku rewelacja, piwo jest treściwe, jest wszystko co zapowiada piękny aromat. Alkohol w postaci rozgrzewania w przełyku. Bardzo dobre piwo.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Crap beer, will never buy again (truid twice!). Love most of their beers, but in NYC have to be careful with quality..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (763) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
Mørk brun/svart i fargen. Lukter malt, kaffe og lakris. Preges av kaffe i smaken også. Smaken sitter i lenge. Dette er godt:-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Kraftig stout med hel del kaffe, chocklad och kakao. Viss sötma men inte för övertagande.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (255) - - MAR 30, 2015
Impressive looking, black and brilliant, with a generous but not excessive head, coffee au lait color. Deep, intense and lingering aromas to several versions of coffee -raw, roasted, espresso-, roasted and burnt malts, and an alcohol backbone. Overwhelming taste, underlining the nose notes and adding another ones to liquorice, liquor and black bitter chocolate. The overall is a huge beer, a perfect imperial Stout, perfectly ensembled, balanced and finished. Very difficult to improve.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fspirit (52) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty malts Appearance: Quite white head for this type, color is black as the night. Taste: Roasty coffee with some allot of chocolate bitternes to the end. Palate: Full bodied, oily and thick texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, & some black licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, hops, some soy sauce, and licorice; Finish is somewhat smoky & fairly bitter; Wasn’t too impressed at first - but it grew on me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1479) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
Tap at Uiltje bar. Coffee, lots of roasted nuts, lots of red berries, some ash. Medium sweet with light tartness and coffee bitter finish. Nice hops throughout but the specific hop aromas get a bit lost. Medium to full bodied with slight thin feel. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Draught at BeerTemple. Very dark brown with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones in its finish. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, warming alcohol and some spices. A great full flavoured experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1252) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2011, enjoyed 3 years after bottling. Pours pitch black, with an enormous creamy mocha head. Aroma is big, complex and amazing, with burned malts, coffee and muscovado, as well as cocoa, leather, wood, tannins and Quite sweet, but with astringent burned notes. Creamy, velvety body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla and tobacco, as well as muscovado, honey and cocoa. Sweet coffee astringency in the finish.


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