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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1391   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle@home, from Alko Anttila, Tampere, Finland. Strong slightly sour aroma with syrup, honey, licorice and alcohol. Pitch black color with small light beige head. Strong, balanced taste dominated by honey and dark fruits like plum, some roasted malts, coffee, licorice and alcohol coming slightly trough. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with roasted malts and dark fruits. Medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, high quality, complex product with very distinctive twist. Like a combination of IS and imperial dark IPA. Way too light mouth feel for this percentage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (642) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Thank you Ian. Black with an offwhite head. Aroma of alcohol, hops, vanilla. Taste light sweet, moderate bitter, alcohol, bitter hops, hint of roasted malts. Expected more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
13%ABV. Imperial Stout. Tapped out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has some nice roasty aromas. Some stone fruit aromas, plums. The thick humid funk of curing tobacco aroma. Mouthfeel is soapy. The palate is thick and sweet, much more so that the Warpig which I just had. Honey, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, honeyed dates and a thick medicinal funk like liquid licorice. Finish is alcoholic and thick and so very very nice with all kinds of rich, dark, fruity, wild black bee honey, smokey, umami, alcoholic, mineral, woody, medicinal flavors that remind you that Mikkeller loves you! Goes on Favorites List!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (631) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 25, 2016
Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar in aroma. Pours black with huge tan head. Taste is medium sweet with coffee, vanilla, mead, liqueur, chocolate and molasses. Finish is medium bitter, alcohol warms a throat. Overall very good, uncompromising Impy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (137) - MOLDOVA - APR 23, 2016
Almost no head. Coffee foam. Black with a hint of brown color. Smell alcohol, roast, wine and sour (close to vinegar). Lots of alcohol and some weird sour spike in the taste. Roast finish. 

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2016
Poured from 375ml bottle after cellaring for 27 months. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger brown head and very good lacing. Some fine sediment had settled to the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of roasted coffee, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, berries, wood, licorice, charcoal, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. Sweet, dark, nicely rounded and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Pours deep black with lasting beige/tan head. Aromas of coffee, wood and hints of cocoa and molasses. Medium to full body. Taste is quite bitter chocolate and coffee with dark fruits. A touch of wood on the finish but it is quite ethanolic tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Relatively clear mahogany brown, though quite dark. Light tan head. Vanilla. Brown sugar, some light roasted coffee. Some light spice, quite bitter, round sweetness. Oily, heavier body, some chewiness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jampura (84) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 Hyi hitto miten viinasta litkua. Tulee mieleen teinivuodet ku sekotti kaikkea mahdollista vodkaan.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (874) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2016
Aroma:
Medium aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, hops, orange and citrus.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with chocolate and orange; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts, coffee, hops and citrus.


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