Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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.

StewardofGondor's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
Slightly translucent and blackened chestnut in color with soda bubbles and popping oysters at the surface. Aroma paves the way for greasy, oily chocolate to saturate the nose, echoing fervently with buttery mocha beans, lactic and dense almond fudge and slightly burnt pumpernickel bread soaking in dark chocolate cocoa pools. Flavor allures a vibrant complexity, foremost with cocoa chocolate oats sticking at the bottom of a milky, espresso laden café concoction. Oily body with mere traces of carbonation makes the mouthfeel subside less enthusiastically than the expectations that the palate has for the liquid. A trace of alcohol rears its head as the syrupy coffee flavored lozenge gets torn apart through diffusion across the tongue. A charcoal flavor with burnt molasses and heavily roasted mocha beans hangs around after the sticky, coffee flavored syrup extends itself down the hatch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (649) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
Imperial stout sontuosa e piuttosto "classica": un treno di malto tostato, caffè, cioccolato, liquore e zucchero caramellato investe naso ed inghiotte senza lasciare scampo. Corposa, liquorosa e poco carbonata, una "bestia".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ken1 (1437) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor: Very roasted malt and coffee with sweet chocolate and dark berries. A creamy and alcoholic warm mouthfeel with a dry finish. Color: Pitch black with a light brown head. From: Tap @ Fairbar Oct. 2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, fruit, alcohol and toffee. Taste is coffee, cocoa and a nice bitterness. A nice sweetness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (147) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2015
Tap at Fairbar. Black body with no head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, hops and alcohol. Sweet taste with heavy bitterness. Rich, complex flavours with coffee, roasted malt, hops and alcohol. Full body with average/soft carbonation. Long finish. Very good imperial stout. Some beers within this style are smooth and well-rounded. This is the opposite of that. It is, in fact, rather aggresive. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ston3s42 (102) - - OCT 31, 2015
Oily black appearance with no head. Complex tastes coffee, chocolate, some citrus and alcohol. Very full body, somewhat oily, fine carbonation levels, and a hoppy aftertaste. Very good cheap IS

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of vanilla, banana and dark malts. Taste adds roasted malts. Very smooth and creamy. Medium bitter finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, toffee and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits and toffee. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (739) - WARSAW, POLAND - OCT 15, 2015

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WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami, nieprzejrzyste. Piana wysoka, drobna, raczej szybko opada do niewielkiej warstewki.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Nuty beczkowe, dalej: wanilia, wiśnie w likierze, zioła, kawa.
SMAK: Z początku słodkie, lekko ściągające owocowo-słodowe. W drugim uderzeniu dochodzi wanilia, paloność, kawa oraz alkohol. Posmak koniaku. Oleiste, z racji zasypu, aczkolwiek nie zalepia ust, a zdarzało mi się już takowe degustować.
OGÓLNIE: Potężny Imperialny Stout. Bardzo dobry, na pewno zyskałby z czasem, ale nie mogłem się mu oprzeć.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2015
Drank at Matt's during Democratic debate/SNL. Pitch black. Thin creamy light tan head. Some spotty lacing. Smell is huge, heavy booze, spice, plum, stone fruit, toasted malt, light coffee, light to moderate grassy bitter floral herbal hop. Taste is booze, burnt/roast malt, sharp spice, herbal bitterness, light coffee, light lemon, dry semi sweet floral spicy finish. Body is medium to heavy, sharp lemony boozy finish. This is a massive and complex beer. Nose is a hair too boozy and spicy and heavy, even though there are a lot of different interesting things going on. Taste has a good balance between bitterness and roast malt, slightly too spicy in the finish but overall a big and boozy and complicated beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (511) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2015
Dark but not heavy black pour with tan puffy head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, chocolate, lots going on. Taste is big and boozy, roasted black coffee, deep hop and coffee bitterness, cocoa. Sweet malt. Thinner than expected but it works. Unexpected but really good. Could almost be a very boozy imperial black IPA.

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