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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1213   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (267) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle shared from a friend. Pours a jet black with a medium mocca head. Aromas of burned coffee, wood, booze, sweet dark fruits, grassy hops, dark chocolate. Taste is quite sweet up front, burned wood and coffee takes over, quite hoppy finish with a dry burned feel to it aswell.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
At Hoppy Loft. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, vanilla, mocha, very nice. TASTE: coffee, vanilla, mocha, nice, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, taste is quite boozy and harsh, chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Copenhagen, DK. Pours dark brown-black with medium brown head. Aroma is heavy with hops, citrus and pine; and malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel; alcohol. Taste is well balanced between sweet and bitter at the same time. Very long dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (179) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
33cl bottle poured in a De Dolle glass. Pours black with a very thin short lived beige head. Mouthfeel is medium with little carbonation. Not as dark as some other Imperial Stouts I have tried. Aroma is strong - really strong - as is the taste. The ABV of 13.1% is not well hidden at all, in fact I would ay it tastes stronger than Black Tokyo Horizon at 19%! The taste is quite sweet but more on the bitter side with a sticky quality to it. Quite complex but there is one flavour that overwhelms that I cannot quite grasp. The closest I can come to is bark and somewhat lavender-like. Possibly the worst imperial stout I have tried in the heavyweight category but that is still a good beer and worth seeking. There are however, better Imperial Stouts at a lower price point.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolord (95) - - JUL 22, 2014
From Tap, tiefschwarz im Glas, leicht brauner Schaum, süßliche Kaffee Noten in der Nase, extrem malzig-süßlich im Antrunk, typische Röstaromen, würzig, süßlicher Nachgeschmack

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (198) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle pour. Excellent graham cracker colored head over opaque black body, great lacing. Aroma is plum and raisin, spice, and faintly wet dog. Flavors of molasses, coffee, raisins, figs, vanilla, cola and rootbeer. This is quite sweet. Palate is a bit thin, carbonation very fine, nicely subdued. I’d rate this higher if it weren’t so sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Fra fad på Taphuse juli-14: superfed og med en balancered sødme og bitterhed. en nydelse fra første til siste dråbe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2014
arroma of chocolate, dark fruits, roast and coffee. Tatse is intense espresso, raisins and sweet malts. Heavy and intense beer that will take some time to finnish but worth every dime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Dark pour, whisp of head. Smell and taste of sour chocolate, malt, slight tartness.


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