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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1160   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from vinmonopolet enjoyed at home. Pours black with small brown head. Not so thick that i thougt. Bitter as hell! And some coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle at home, from Cotts, 01/02/14. Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan head that soon dissipates to a thin covering. Nose is big roast, earthy cocoa, light booze, hop backnotes, metallic edge, earthy, dark fruit resonance. Taste comprises, sherry notes, coffee cake, tobacco, bitter roast, booze, dark chocolate, hoppy backnotes, molasses, earthy. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying boozey close. Decent impy, booze evident but not too head, rich flavours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1784) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Just gorgeous! Thanks to my lovely wife for this gift! Pours an oily black into the glass, with a sparse chocolate head that dissipates to a thin ring of tan suds across the fringes. The nose is vinous notes, coffee, smoked grains, and sweet malt. Flavors are very sweet, molasses, coffee, caramel, toffee, plums, raisins, figs, licorice, grains, dates, rum-raisin, a hint of perfectly-integrated alcohol and finishes with a figgy-date raisin goodness. Dark fruits galore, this is a perfect impy stout for a single-digit temperature winter night. A warm sipper for sure, it goes down smoothly, with a hint of fine cognac to the palate. Again, just a gorgeous brew. One of the best out there!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (256) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma is sweet and malty. Minimal carbonation. Taste is sweet malt with sort of a cola flavor. A little medical. Almost too sweet. Not what I expected. It’s a green bottle with no date. I’m thinking my bottle was bad. I’ll need to find another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, vanilla, vinous notes. Bitter flavour, coffee, roasted malts, hops. Sweet, alcohol. Oily. Bitter finish, coffee, vanilla. Nice!
(from 37.5cL bottle @ Milo’s place. Thanks for sharing Milo!)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1566) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Dark mahogany colour with tan head (looked like dark boot polish according to my esteemed wife). Coffee, molasses, licorice, roasted beans and zouta drops in the aroma. To taste, it was surprisingly sweet. Flavours as above with emphasis on chocolate and cocoa and maybe even dark aged rum. A twinge of acidic coffee toward the end of a lengthy finish. Beautiful stuff: rave-worthy, luscious, unctuous and tasty as fuck. This is the beer that helps beer nerd over the line when they need to think of something sexy during particularly unsatisfying coitus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2014
New late 2013 batch. Pitch Black with a beige head. Hoppy imperial stout. Coffee hint. Roasted malts, dark fruity flavour, smooth mouthfeel. But it should age a while so it becomes less fruity and hoppy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 A dangerously delicious beer. It is both full bodied and well balanced - but is also close to twice the strength of similar brews. Enjoy (with care)!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium, firm tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, sweet alcohol, dried fruit, ash, wort, pine, pumpernickel and light smoke. Taste is high sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of honey, coffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, caramel and licorice. Much sweeter than I expected. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really sweet with well hidden alcohol. Loads of honey character in the taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StilleStorm (672) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
DAA; My bottle missing foil and logo text. Pours black hole with fading tan head. Nostrils fills with roasted, campfire malts, coffee, fruity hops, vanilla, caramell and booze, in the right dose. Taste adds sweetnes, dark fruits and honey smoke. Full body, silky, oily mouth, almost syrupy. Flat carbonated with a lasting coffe, chocolate, warming finish. I like black holes.


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