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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1254   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.


theisti's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3377) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
375 ml bottle, corked and caged. Cork date is 14/08/11. Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA. Opens with a pop. Pour is black, with a nice 1/2 inch deep tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. Head appears very oily. Aroma of bright pine hops, coffee, black licorice and alcohol. Taste is initially quite bitter and acidic. The coffee is present immediately, as is the pine. The coffee, mellows really quickly. Alcohol is present in the taste, but it was much stronger in the nose. The finish has sort of a sour sweet taste to it, somewhere in the middle of the triangle of citrus, soy and licorice. Palate is oily, with a very long, lingering hot finish. This was a well made beer, but was a little to sharp (bitterness, alcohol, etc) for me.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fspirit (46) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty malts Appearance: Quite white head for this type, color is black as the night. Taste: Roasty coffee with some allot of chocolate bitternes to the end. Palate: Full bodied, oily and thick texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, & some black licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, hops, some soy sauce, and licorice; Finish is somewhat smoky & fairly bitter; Wasn’t too impressed at first - but it grew on me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
Tap at Uiltje bar. Coffee, lots of roasted nuts, lots of red berries, some ash. Medium sweet with light tartness and coffee bitter finish. Nice hops throughout but the specific hop aromas get a bit lost. Medium to full bodied with slight thin feel. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Draught at BeerTemple. Very dark brown with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones in its finish. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, warming alcohol and some spices. A great full flavoured experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2011, enjoyed 3 years after bottling. Pours pitch black, with an enormous creamy mocha head. Aroma is big, complex and amazing, with burned malts, coffee and muscovado, as well as cocoa, leather, wood, tannins and Quite sweet, but with astringent burned notes. Creamy, velvety body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla and tobacco, as well as muscovado, honey and cocoa. Sweet coffee astringency in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (883) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
375ml bottle - pours a dark black almost opaque . Soft cocoa flavor , hints of vanilla. Alcohol was very well hidden . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (122) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 What a fantastic beer this is! The Black Hole really acts like a black hole dedicated to absorb every bit of you soul. Super hoppy on the nose, a big smell of cut grass exploded during pouring. Then came the chocolate and a big amount of roasted malts. The mouthfeel is really interresting because of this fine acidity that balances the alcohol very well. Not too sweet, well balanced, rich but not heavy, medium to big body, this one is a sure bet for any fan of big stouts!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingvit (336) - - FEB 16, 2015
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, milk, chilli, spice, alcohol, cherry, red fruit; Appearance: dark brown, vanishing brown head; Taste: intense bitterness, intense sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish Nice roast, lacks body, alcoholic warmth is prominent. Very sweet and spicy at the same time. Lighter version of Black. Paradoxally drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (421) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
26.04.13:Tap 0.2 l, Radniční Restaurace a Pivovar, Jihlava, Czech Rep.
Czarne piwo o grubej i sztywnej, brązowej pianie oraz chmielowym aromacie. W smaku bogate, na początku słodowe, nawet lekko słodkawe, następnie kawowe, lekko palone a na finiszu z goryczką oraz mocno rozgrzewające gardło.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (12) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Zbyt du?e wysucenie, dominuj? likierowe nuty, lekko kwa?ne w smaku, w ogóle nie wyczuwalny alkohol.


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