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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1378   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 375ml bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured pitch black with a creamy tan two finger head. Low carbonation. Aromas of coffee, licorice, dark fruits, honey, freshly cut grass. Taste: This is a very unique stout beer which exploded on my palate with notes of roasted espresso coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, honey, licorice, dark fruits, alcohol, toasted bread with jam, roasted nuts, molasses, caramel, freshly cut grass, hoppy bitterness, vinous portlike qualities, toffee, this is so amazingly complex. A full thick body with a long lasting, sticky on the palate, bittersweet and sharp alcoholic kick in the teeth in the finish. What a fantastic brew! The Goya of beers. Such a delightful combination of the roasted malts and the intense hoppy bitterness. This has to be experienced because words are just a complete failure to describe this alchemical brew. A true amazing piece of art...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (450) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 7, 2016
Butelka. Termin ważności do 10/2018. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, gęsta. Piana średniej wielkości, beżowa, trwałą, utrzymuje się do samego końca. Aromat intensywny. Przypominający nuty beczkowe (skąd tu beczka?), wanilię. Na dalszym planie karmel i miód. Bardzo przyjemny aromat. W smaku słodycz. Nuty wanilii dominują. Na dalszym planie palone słody z przyjemna nutą gryzącego alkoholu. Odczucie w ustach pełne. Trunek ma niemalże konsystencje oleistą ale nie ulepkowatą. Potężne piwo. Bardzo dobry RIS.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (104) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - APR 2, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, citrus, fruits, alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is mild sweet and sour with alcohol warmth. Medium bitter finish. Nice but unexpectedly sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (324) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Fles gekocht bij Slijterij Vinotake in Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een To Øl teku glas. Zwart van kleur, maar niet geheel ondoorzichtig, in het licht heeft deze stout een diepe roodachtige gloed, verder een mooie lichtbruine schuimkraag. Overweldigende aroma's van vers gebrande koffie, mokka, zeer pure chocolade, vanille, hout en alcohol. Je ruikt al van een afstand dat dit een krachtig en een sterk bier is. Het mondgevoel is complex, verwarmend met een perfecte zachte carbonatie. Het smaakpallet heeft veel tonen van koffie, koffielikeur, vanille, pure chocolade, licht aardse tonen. Het was weer even geleden dat ik een Imperial Stout van Mikkeler op had, maar deze is weer van een uitzonderlijk hoog niveau, krachtig en mooi in balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (345) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
Starker Genosse dieses schwarze Loch. Der Geruch im Vergleich zu so manch anderen IS eher dezent. Der erste Schluck gleicht dann, mikkellertypisch, einer Achterbahnfahrt. Coffee, Sherry, Barrel Aged, HOPPY! und und und..... mal wieder heftig und mit sinkender Temperatur wird es immer abgefahrener. Komplex!!! Aus dem Mikkeller Bottle Shop in Kopenhagen. 375ml Flasche für ca. 11 Euro. Couchvernaschung mit Bäby <3!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from beerhive as an indulgence that would test how long I could keep it in the cupboard (answer - 4 months months). Pitch black, beige head. Fired fruit, cranberries nose. Medium-full body. Dried fruit, roasted malts and coffee. Hot finish, chilli and coffee. Woof.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (517) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Rated 27.03.2015. Bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Dark black colour with stable beige head. Full and complex aroma, roasted, caramel, licorice, molasses, noble alcohol - perhaps rum, toffee. Taste is roasted, caramel, somewhat smoke, sweet, rum, alcohol - which was of course expected, since the beer is 13 % alc. vol. This decreases the drinkablity of the beer. However, very good and complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewtalita (209) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Pitch black, low orange head, siropy. Aroma cocoa, soya sauce, sea weed, nuts, dried fruit and espresso. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste dark chocolate, molassess, prune jam, dried berries. Sweet finish. Killer beer if litlle more hopped.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1113) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle, 375mL. Home. With my parents. A sparkling black "holy" night beer with a light to medium beige head ; medium retention. Red berries (blackberry), herb, roast, coffee, chocolate, flower. Medium sweet, round and warming, light dry bitter ; light fresh breeze. Full body, average texture, oily, soft carbonation, fruity coffee floral lasting finish. Overall, a delicious fruity hoppy sweet coffee beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1035) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, Barcelona. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, tropical fruits, citrus, ethanol, fruity notes. Tastes sweet but still balanced. Alcoholic warmth, slightly bitter finish.


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