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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1139   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.


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4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours opaque black, thick tan head that dissipates slowly. Smells super hoppy, almost like ammonia. Taste is shocking! Chocolate, agave, molasses, grains, cream, bit of honey, some hops toward the finish, with a subtle bitterness that compliments the sweetness perfectly. Slightly sticky, bubbly finish.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (1544) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Thick black beer, oily and slightly dringt mouthfeel. Rich taste of roasted coffee and cacao. Some bitter hops in the background and a surprisingly fruity aftertaste. Alcohol is warming, but not dominant. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Tap at tap house Munich. Licorice, salmiac and dark choc nose. Spicy, herbal entry. Licorice and extreme flowery hop aromatics. Full dry sticky body. Flowery licorice finish. Very unbalanced really. Licorice aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - APR 12, 2014
April 4, 2014. 330mL bottle at barvolo. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose and flavours. No head to speak of. Oily consistency. Dark chocolate and berries in flavours. Awesome beer. My kind of imperial stout!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1148) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from Tipples. Pours pitch black with a massive dark brown head that goes up 3/4 of the glass. The head turns more creamy and khaki colored as it dissipates. Big sweet and roasty aroma, definite bitter roast on the smell, some brown sugar and chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Big sweet malts up front that fades into a super smokey roasty flavor that envelopes the palate. Lots of dark sugars and a hint of chocolate, but mainly roasty malts all over. Thinner than expected, a medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. This came off on the cloying side somehow behind the roast, and a bit alcoholic. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (402) - ROMANIA - APR 1, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Moderate smoke aroma, roasted malt, sweet, alchool. Flavor is moderate bitter, smoke, dark fruits, texture is a bit oily, quite acidic. Smokey aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (655) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On tap poured a black hue w/ thick tan head. Bold boozy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Tastes are molasses, brown sugar, and fig. Full bodied, soft carbonation and boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2721) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
375 ml bottle, no date code, ahhhh and yes after sampling it is old. Aroma is deep chocolate malts, burnt coffee and sugar.

The flavor of the coffee bean has turned for the worse. Bitter and astringent. It’s not a total bum out but close. Why can’t breweries put more bottle dates on theses bottles??? Old dark chocolate hurt by the bitter coffee. Cocoa nib and molasses.

Overall, I’m sure this was really nice about 8 months ago. Who else gets angry after paying a premium for a stout and it’s old coffee bitterness? Well I do...

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Chalky brown. Oily dark tan head. Dirty lacing. Aroma is funky old earth, spoiling dirt, alcohol. You can tell the flavor is sharp and its like a liquor but the malt flattens this and it goes down smooth with notes of dark fruit pulp and chocolate. Smooth texture that finishes with a bite. Pretty badass for an imperial stout which usually suck. This one is drinkable, even enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (533) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle, shared. Pours, of course, inky black, surprisingly lively and resilient mocha head. Nice legs and lacing. Nose is cold-pressed coffee, blackberry, some chocolate, hints of tobacco. Big and slick on the palate, but not cloying: bitter cocoa, coffee, port. Shockingly dry finish. Ashy. Really, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (5551) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Toffee, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Wunderbares Imperial Stout.


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