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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
micahmarieaz (5) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
This is THE beer that turned me into a beer snob! Because it’s my first REAL beer I have no better review than that but highly recommend this deep and dark beer. Enjoy it slowly!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Taste from a bottle at FyneFest. Heavy sugar but good for it. Only a touch of tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beleggor (124) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle 0,375l. Black color with medium sized beige head. Aroma is very complex: coffee, dark chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanillia, a little bit hoppy. In taste there is a lot of sweetness mixed with nice bitterness and a hint of coffee and herbs. Very good one.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours black with a generous brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood, and liquor. Tastes of coffee, alcohol, tons of vanilla, sweet chocolate, fruit, and oak. It has a drying mouthfeel. Finishes with coffee, mild bitterness, and a warming from the alcohol. Extremely complex with layers of flavor. Delicious and worth savoring. Notes of hard liquor, maybe cognac? Wish I had another! It’s different from some of my favorite imperial stouts which tend to be more hop-heavy, but it’s every bit as good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2924) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle. Aroma and flavor have little besides coffee. Medium brown body with a poor head and a lot of sediment that sinks to the bottom. O: a better substitute for cold coffee than for a fine Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (259) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
Reviewed on 14/09/14. Bottle, 375ml. A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Intense alcoholic aroma with dark chocolate, toasted coffee, molasses and nuts. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. Reminds me a lot of dark chocolate. Robust and complex. Aftertaste slightly alcoholic, but well balanced considering its high ABV. Only for the true beer lover!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2014
Black colour, grapfruit and other citruses in aroma. Taste is very bitter and its mostly american hops bitterness with some roasted malt notes. Medium body behind it. Its not a imperial stout more like imperial black IPA imho.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Aroma is kind of a Belgian nail polish remover. Taste is dominated by burnt coffee. Like burnt away all the liquid on a super dark roast. Some Belgian stoutness to it. Semi sweet dark fruit. Some well hidden boozyness. Ok but the Belgian yeast throws it off a bit for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ilikewinetoo (32) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
pours nearly black with a thin coffee colored head; aroma bitter hops, roast coffee, and dark chocolate; taste is initially sweet with chocolate, malt, and alcohol; then becomes bitter with coffee and hops; finish is a dry bitter; excellent I

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2135) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
@Nuchtere Noorden Tasting I, afsluiter van de avond. schenkt zwart met minimale bruine kraag. Aroma van gebrande mouten, alcohol, iets van chocolade. Smaken zijn iets van honing zoetigheid, matig zoet, toch licht bittertje , vanille, volmoutig, koffie, redelijk body, lage co2, goed bier


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