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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Dark black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange, coffee, vanilla, black currant, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finsh feel is light alcoholic. ;o)) (261007)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (29689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
RB #1001, perfect beer for the next long adventure onto rating no 2000. HUGE thanks to Grovlam. Another great beer bottle spared in the Copenhagen crew for sharing and once again thanks to Mikkeller for doing what they are doing...in their sparetime - thanks!

From 50 cL bottle. Pours black with a brown creamy chocolate head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, mild alcohol presence, coffee. Very nice and inviting. Thick mouthfeel. Very nice liqourice and chocolate flavour. Very good bitterness going far into the finish. WOW

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
[This time it is a millenium celebrated by a Mikkeller beer. Once again I experience a slow down this millenium took me excactly 6 months compared to the last of 5½ months and the prior 3 at 5 months]

Bottle number 34 of 100. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head - this is the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. The aroma is sweet at first you notice chocolate, but then notes of oranges, alcohol and hints of flowers. The flavor is very powerful - almost overwhelming, at first it is a mixture of fruit and chocolate, the fruits being oranges, then the fruit resides a bit to give way for notes of wood, coffee, mint, alcohol, and much more. Towards the end the alcohol gains in strength and the fruity citrusy notes comes back together with a creamy dark bitter chocolaty note. The aftertaste lingers for a long time with a citrusy hoppy bitter chocolate note. wow - a flavor bomb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Bottle # 79/100. Pours a very thick, tar like completely pitch black and opaque with a light brown head. Distinct burned aromas with some alcohol showing. Very rich and full-bodied - no, EXTREMELY full-bodied - with burned malts and dried fruits - almost vinous. Short, bitter finish with an underlying sweetness. More a meal than a beer really.... :-) 090507

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is really coffeeish with some hops, roasted malts and burnt wood. Flavour is very pleasantly balanced coffee beans, yeast, roastedmalts and smoked wood. Aftertaste is acidic coffee with some mild spices and fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Re-rate (1 year old bottle) : Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of hops. Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice, vanilla and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish. 9-4-9-4-19 Bottle #60. Black coloured with a very small beige head. Roasted aroma of malts, vanilla, dried fruits and chocolate. Roasted flavour of malts, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. 9-3-9-4-18

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottled. Extremely black. Tarry licorice aroma. Compact tarry malt. Lots of licorice, asphalt and more or less everyhting else too. Sweet, oily and full bodied with notes of lemon and vanilla. Somewhat syrupy finisish where alcohol warms.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15580) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Rating #1000. From bottle #5. Pours a black colour with no head. Sweet roasted malty coffee aroma with some hints of vanilla and chocolate. Roasted malty, hoppy, coffee and chocolate flavor. Also vanilla in the flavor. Dry hoppy coffee and malty aftertaste. A very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2010 2010-07-16, bottled 2 years ago, plastic cork, 13.1% ABV, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Black color; the carbonation is low and the head is minimal. Nice aroma of roasted malt, tar, roasted nuts, caramel. Full bodied, the thickness is somehow balanced by the warm alcohol presence; strong roasted malt flavor, with a high degree of sweetness, but not syrupy, with chocolate and accents of tar; the bitterness then starts appearing, and in the end there is some more roasted malts; the alcohol kindly warms the mouth.
The sweetness of this beer is an excellent complement to the otherwise not appreciated roasted malt, and there is no ashy feeling; overall extreme but balanced.
Cleaner than the first versions.

2009-02-06, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Black color. Nice aroma of roasted malt and hops. Good body strength, warming mouthfeel, perfect strength and balance of flavors, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt; smooth, lovely.

2006-11-02, bottle, 12.5% ABV, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Black color; small brown head. Wonderful aroma, malt, roasted malt, cardboard, glue, coffee, chocolate. Strong body structure, based on the roasted malt and liquorice, with caramel, malt, chocolate, light yeast; there is also an interesting touch of strong cheese from the Alps and Fernet. Strong bitterness, with a light sourness from the roasted malt; the hopping is hidden behind the roasted malt, but it’s of good quality. Complex brew. More dynamic than other Imperial Stouts.
Thanks Mikkel for the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Nice big brown head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are heavy with dark bitter chocolate, coffee and roast malt.


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