Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (700) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a bit of fine frothy brown head. Lots of sweetness and high alcohol liquor taste but without the harshness. Burnt malt and molasses flavors. Smooths out with a bit of airing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
flaske fra vinmonopolet. svart oljeaktig,lavt/medium karbonert,moderat beige skumtopp.smaker brent malt,nøtter,KAFFE,sjokolade,jord,humle,en anelse sitrus,kjeller,lær,eik, vanilje, honning.fantastisk god, men det finnes bedre barrels

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarryKonrad (97) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pours pitch black with a generous dark brown head that dissipates fast. Aroma is surprisingly citric, with some alcohol notes. Burnt malts and coffee are noticeable but subdued. Mouthfeel is medium to thick. Flavour is very sweet and quite acidic, some dark fruits with bitter coffee and alcohol notes on the finish. This was not what I expected really, but quite complex and a bit interesting as well. Enjoyable, but not a favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (728) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Dark brown head keeping on buliding until diminishing. Opaque color. Aroma is dark bread, sugar, wood, coffee and alcohol. Taste is sugar, syrup, alcohol, coffee with a cherry feeling.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeseman (4) - Tórshavn, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Dark thick with a taste of coffee chocolate licorice and vanilla. Long lingering bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
angel77 (788) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Botella de 37.5 cl en el Lúpulo 01-01-13 La primera cerveza del año 2013 y con la que me hubiera gustado comenzar el 2014. Una maravilla de imperial Stout con fuertes sabores a tostados y quemados maltosos algo dulces al inicio con un final de lúpulo verde y amargo bastante intenso. Aromas tostados y quemados iniciales acabando con herbáceos, todo ello dominado por el potente alcohol. De color negro intenso con espuma algo oscura tiene un gran cuerpo que hace que una botella dure y dure. Maravillosos sus 13.1 vol. que la hacen parecer y adoptar tonos de licor. Botella con nuevo etiquetado sin tanta información, solo un enorme agujero negro,,, de sabor,,. Sin duda alguna, una maravilla de cerveza imprescindible repetir.------- ..barril.. primer día de pinchado. Increíble imperial stout 13.1 vol. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscura persistente. Cuerpo Fuerte y muy alcohólico sobretodo a medida que va calentando con gran sensación de licor. Aromas primero bastante verdes y lupulados, según calienta mas maltosos, tostados, quemados y especiados (vainilla). Sabores bastante lupulados y verdes para una imperial stout aunque al calentar ya son mas apreciables los quemados y tostados con ligeros toques de café y chocolate y vainillas, quedando al final un amargor apreciable y persistente todo perfectamente combinado con los quemados y tostados y dominado por una gran sensación alcohólica . Muy muy buena. -----20-02-2014 segunda sesión con la caña, bueno, mejor pinta. Se ha convertido en un autentico licor de cebada donde las sensaciones alcohólicas lo dominan todo. Los sabores tostados han bajado ligeramente y los herbáceos lupulados se han reducido hasta casi desaparecer. Aromas también bastante alcohólicos con poco predominio de tostados y quemados, en general esta vez,, un autentico licor con notas finales muy ligeramente dulces, tostadas y amargas . -----22-02-2014 En la linea sabores intensos tostados y quemados con café y achicoria (primera impresión al primer trago) y ligero cacao y sobretodo gran sensación alcohólica, que es lo que domina siempre en este barril. -----27-02-2012 otra vez enganchado, aromas y sabores de café y ligeros toques de amargor herbáceo al final. La sensación alcohólica sigue siendo bastante intensa. Parecen haber aumentado los sabores de café y tostados y retornado, como al principio, el amargo herbáceo y fresco del final, notandose cada vez mas a medida que va calentando........... Los sabores han aumentado y ya no todo es alcohol,,,,, hemos vuelto casi casi al primer día, de intensos sabores y aromas, sobre todo al ir calentando.......... pocos minutos después se acabó el barril, se acabo la maravilla...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2858) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Smoky boozy chocolate malt aroma. Sweet smoky chocolate malt, molasses, dark fruit, and flavor with a roasty finish.. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
A brutally complex mixture of dark fruit, chokolade, coffee and dark roasted malts. Medium to no carbonation, with no head at all - which must be down to the age of the beer? Oily and full bodied palate and definitely a worthwhile experience, would like to taste a younger version though!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3870) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with a small light beige head. Nose is licorice, vanilla, alcohol, coffee, hints of dark chocolate, molasses, herbs and ashes. Taste is licorice, alcohol, molasses, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, ashes and bitter herbs. Heavy body, medium carbonation. Nice and complex, but it somehow fails to astound me nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxbier (149) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Growler from Perfect Pour. Pours deep dark nearly black. Deep brown dense head. Has legs. Aroma is booze and oak hint of rum. Roasty chocolate flavor, malty sweet with a mild but omnipresent bitterness which starts in the middle and last quite a while thorough the finish. The flavor that lingers for several minutes though is the malty sweetness. Very nice experience, served at 50°F.

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