Balazs (685) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured black, with a massive beige foam. Molasses, cellar in the nose. First sip brings caramel, hops, molasses, licorice, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, ash, honey. Dense, creamy, smooth on the palate. Lots of carbonation, dry, roasty finish. Big beer, strong, outstanding!
BierFiend (205) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Smells of roasted malts, and caramel. Tastes sweet, roasted malts, and coffee. Has light carbonation and is creamy on the palate.
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@oe13. Black, tan head. Very dark, pencil, slight vinius, nose. Body full, extremely long. Black blackberries, dry, some sweetness. Slight oaky vinousness. Really tasty extremely flavourful ale, even though I like more chocolate, softer things in my RISes.
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pushkinwow (1575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got around to opening a bottle of this for the first time in a while, think this bottle was brewed in 2009. Black with a ruby hue, no head. Alcohol, licorice, some chocolate, hops have fades quite a bit on the aroma but there is still a balanced bitterness, espresso, bit of burnt caramelized brown sugar. Dry, full body, low carbonation, intersting play of sweet and bitterness with a nice complex finish. Like the base beer (aged) better then alternatives.
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a green bottle. Pours very dark brown with a frothy brown head and lots of lacing. Tastes very sweet and like raisins, chocolate, caramel. Hints of bitter coffee developing. Heavy body and medium carbonation. Smells sweet, like chocolate, caramel, and candy.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, spicy and earthy hops, raisins, light oak and booze. Flavor is roast malts forward, dark chocolate, woody notes, dark fruit esters, espresso, light earthy hops, and alcohol spice; dry finish. Full body and low carbonation.
Yorker (844) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a lot of sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is hops, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a bitter finish.
Killcore (22) - - SEP 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Infidel green bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam.
Pours black, like deep space, where no one can hear you scream. Head is minimal, pale and not persistent
Super-complex nose, there’s something for everyone: prominent pine, dark roasted coffee beans, brandy… All of them contesting for your attention. Aroma is simply awesome; complex, but not muddled, challenging, but far from being overwhelming.
Taste: and once again a truly remarkable complexity. Nose seamlessly transcends into taste – coffee, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, strong hop presence (prominent resins), some field-flower sweetness (probably from honey).
More of a bitter brew, than sweet one, this one doesn’t try to hide in alcohol content and instead integrates it nicely into the overall palate. Here alcohol accentuates coffee and chocolate notes and balances out bitter hop dryness.
Finish is dry and even a tiny bit tarty, making you crave for more.
Mikkeller’s ’no holds barred’ approach to brewing often makes me scratch my head till my scalp peels off. But for this one everything just seemed to click extremely well. This one has exceeded my expectations. Now I’m really looking forward to try various aged BH varieties available from Mikkeller.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black body, medium sized khaki head and spotty lacing. Mellow but complex blend of coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and earthy bitterness. Medium to full bodied, semi-dry finish, smooth carbonation, mild bitterness.
Jorn69 (316) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#200. Tap @ Mikkeller Bar 14/9. Black Hole 2012. Intensiv doft av kaffe och rostat. Ganska fyllig och söt, inte mycket beska, hyfsat lång eftersmak. Riktigt god!