Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1224   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.

Celest's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Celest (135) - - AUG 12, 2013
Really good imperial stout with a strong aroma and flavour, chocolare, coffee and dark malts before of all, with spicy touch. nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (3) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Snifter. Pitch black w/ short, tan, foamy head. Smells sweet, boozy, coffee. Tastes like it smells, better as it sits. Warming, smooth for 13.1%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Sample from bottle @ Dijleschuimers Bierproeffestival 2014. Oily black colour, syrupy. Dark brown foam. Roasted malts, coffee, very roasted taste with a light sour hint. Full body. Alcoholic. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (123) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
Nearly pitchblack, shortlived tanned nice looking head. Aroma of honey, coffee, some booze, dried fruits and quite roasted as well. Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, honey. Burns pleasantly down the chest. Nice, sweet and smooth and deffinately alcoholic but without being boozy. Lacks some carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller, Victoriagade. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is big malt, liqourice boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich roasty coffee dark chocolate dusty mineral liqourice bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. I’ve had better impy stouts but this is one of the best. The alcohol is well hidden. It gives a nice warm feeling but does not burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Thick black with a good light brown head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is fig, coffee, anise, hint of spruce. Full bodied, thick and creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate with a little roast on the finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, fig, dates, molasses, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of molasses, tobacco and liquorice. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Burnt malt in the flavour, with some dried fruit and a touch of iodine. Finish was bitter burnt malt, tart fruit and ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Draft at BD ShepBush. Pours oily black, tan head that lasts well. Nose of roast, dark caramel, chocolate, vanilla, muscovado, coffee. Tastes sweet molasses sugar and milk chocolate, touch of acidity, fruity coffee, roasty bitterness and cocoa. Full body, creamy thick mouthfeel, moderate carb, well-tempered booze, then long finish of molasses with that sweet and acidic note. Real good, super-smooth but still with some bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PiwnyMarek (148) - Łomża, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Miazga. Piwo łeb urywa. Smak, aromat i cała reszta na wysokim poziomie. Polecam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2014
Tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruit, licorice and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - dry earthy, resiny. Then liquorice and charcoal coming through. Rye spice perhaps. Taste - nuts and coffee. Chocolate but dry. Salt caramel and liquorice. Spice again. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big crunchy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - seriously complex.

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