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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1262   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.


mezr's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezr (59) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12.7 oz bottle poured to a snifter. Almost black, but a very dark brown hue. Very beautiful dark tan head that’s slightly sticky. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. The taste holds true to the aroma, with some fruitiness as well. Sweet with a light bitter. The taste gets bigger as the beer warms. Very high alcohol (13.1%) but the sweetness masks it. Very enjoyable. I’ve not had a coffee stout that was so sweet, and yet held on to the robust expectation. Nicely done.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2607) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
2013 Tap at Salon piva. Clear dark brown colour. Actually not that impressing. Too fruity, estery, lack of roasted flavours, I do not get them at all. Thus it is poor at being a RIS, but good otherwise. Fruity-estery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1381) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Over three years old. Has a black color with a light brown, creamy head. Well-roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, beech and some brown sugar. Really complex. The taste is also a fantastic mix between sweet malt and roastedness. Coffee, chocolate cake, mocha, dark berries and licourice all over. Incredibly compact. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A very complex IS and a true dessert beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (833) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Black hole sun won’t you come... And wash away the rain. Black hole sun won’t you come, won’t you come!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shreddermx (32) - POLAND - APR 3, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana ciemnobeżowa drobnopęcherzykowa, dość szybko opada. W aromacie paloność, gorzka czekolada, troche kawy i szlachetny alkohol. W smaku rewelacja, piwo jest treściwe, jest wszystko co zapowiada piękny aromat. Alkohol w postaci rozgrzewania w przełyku. Bardzo dobre piwo.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Crap beer, will never buy again (truid twice!). Love most of their beers, but in NYC have to be careful with quality..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (724) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
Mørk brun/svart i fargen. Lukter malt, kaffe og lakris. Preges av kaffe i smaken også. Smaken sitter i lenge. Dette er godt:-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1564) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Kraftig stout med hel del kaffe, chocklad och kakao. Viss sötma men inte för övertagande.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (252) - - MAR 30, 2015
Impressive looking, black and brilliant, with a generous but not excessive head, coffee au lait color. Deep, intense and lingering aromas to several versions of coffee -raw, roasted, espresso-, roasted and burnt malts, and an alcohol backbone. Overwhelming taste, underlining the nose notes and adding another ones to liquorice, liquor and black bitter chocolate. The overall is a huge beer, a perfect imperial Stout, perfectly ensembled, balanced and finished. Very difficult to improve.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fspirit (49) - 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 (2159) - 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.


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