Black Hole Reviews




Towey1989
3
Black Hole Cosmic
Cask at The Leeky Tap, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of bready malts, some cereal, a little fruit and subtle spicy hops. Taste of bready malts, some cereal, slight caramel, a little fruit and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, cereally, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A plain and simple bitter, but light but it’s pleasant enough.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.6
Black Hole Cosmic II
Cask @ Queens Larder, Bloomsbury, London. Dark golden with a small head. Mildly floral in its nose, more bushy-floral in its taste. Possibly could have been kept better.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

fonefan
3
Black Hole Cyborg

Cask (handpump) @ The Tap, 1 Derwent Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England DE1 2ED.

[ As Black Hole Cyborg ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, sugary, fruity, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160220]

Saturday, May 07, 2016

MissPxx
2.5
Black Hole Cosmic II
Not bad for less than three quid a pint. Soft and creamy tasting. Subtle tasting and lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, May 05, 2016

ianwelby
3.3
Black Hole Cyborg
Golden beer, fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, fruity. A bit sickly. Too sweet for my taste but it’s not bad.
Friday, April 29, 2016

theprof
3.1
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask. Aroma of yeast and malt. Pours golden with white top. Taste has soft hop fruits with some acidic citrus notes at the back. Medium bodied with some sugary languor on the palate. I drank it in memory of Victoria Wood whose death has just been announced. She deserved better but you never know. Drink for today.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

jjsint
3.2
Black Hole Cosmic II
Handpull cask from the Three Cups, Bedford. Light brown with a thin layer of loose beige head. Malt, turpentine, a bit of wood shavings. Taste is bittersweet, with the intense earthy malt balanced with fruity bitter hop. Medium to long finish. Body a bit thin... pretty good for a basic no-frills bitter.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Black Hole Cosmic II
On cask at Oxon Priory Shrewsbury. Appearance - amber to brown with a decent head. Nose - bran flakes and a hint of citrus if you really look for it. Taste - soggy bran cereal with light honey. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish though not as fresh as the style would lead me to expect. Overall - this is pleasant enough but more like a mild in style.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rune
3.3
Black Hole Cyborg
Cask, half-pint, shared with Finn at Silk Mill Cider & Ale House. Clear amber coloured body, filmy layer, crocheted lacing. Aromas of toffee and herbal hops. Juicy fruit and juice malty flavours. Medium bodied. Quite nice and food friendly (Derby 21.02.2016).
Monday, March 21, 2016

Rune
2.7
Black Hole Super Nova
Cask, half-pint, shared with Finn at Silk Mill Cider & Ale House. Clear golden body, tiny white head, fragile lacing. Grain and ripe fruits on the nose. Taste of pale malts and mid-sweet fruits. Restrained bitter ending. Standard (Derby 21.02.2016).
Monday, March 21, 2016

ianwelby
3
Black Hole Cosmic
Light hoppy aroma. Flavour has a bit of citrus hop and a slightly sickly aftertaste. It’s a bog standard bitter really. Drinkable but nowt special.
Friday, March 18, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.5
Black Hole Asteroid Ale
Cask half-pint in Oakham, Rutland on 15th March 2016. Deep amber body with a weak off-white head. The nose had a caramel lead with a floral hop hint, taste wise it was also sweet caramel with a hop content that tried to calm down the sweetness. Decent brew, suited my sweet tooth.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hippoman
2.8
Black Hole Cosmic II
Cask at The City Hotel, Durham, £3.20/pint. Good-looking mid-amber beer with a smooth, off-white head. The aroma is pretty dry with grassy, grainy character with touches of damp basement and booze too. The taste is grassy and has some sweeter toffee notes too. It’s full of old-fashioned English hop flavours but is pretty dull. A little doughy and stodgy on the palate too.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Finn
2.5
Black Hole Cyborg
Fra fat på Silk Mill i Derby 21 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Varm gylden. Filmskum. Lett karamellaroma. Smaken søt. Litt frukt. Mye karamell. Uvariert.
Friday, March 04, 2016

Finn
2.6
Black Hole Super Nova
Fra fat på Silk Mill i Derby 21 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Filmskum. Lett papparoma. Smaken lett syrlig & søt frukt. Uforanderlig. Søt tørr ettersmak.
Friday, March 04, 2016

Finn
2.7
Black Hole Asteroid Ale
Fra fat på Organ Grinder i Nottingham 20 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Filmskum. Tett tynn lacing. Lett fruktaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken plommer. Svakt tørr syrlig ettersmak. Uvariert.
Friday, March 04, 2016

fonefan
2.8
Black Hole Milky Way

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Black Hole Milky Way ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, wheat, pale malt, light to moderate yeasty, phenol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt - wheat, yeast, phenol, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150812]

Sunday, February 28, 2016

theprof
3
Black Hole Cyborg
Cask. Aroma light grassy, floral and citrus. Pours golden with white lacing. Tastes sweet with citrus almost orange notes and a pallid bitter finish. Surprisingly lacking strong tastes given its abv.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

theprof
3
Black Hole Asteroid Ale
Cask. Aroma strongly caramel malts Honey brown body thin lace top. The taste is hoppy with floral notes and a biscuit malt background texture. An interesting blend insofar as scent and taste reverse flavours. The palate however is thin, flat and resinous.
Friday, February 19, 2016

downender
2.9
Black Hole Asteroid Ale
Cask, on gravity, at Tewkesbury Winter Beer Festival, 5/2/2016. Deep gold in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Sweet, caramel notes throughout, with a hint of leafy hop, biscuity malts and a moderately bitter finish. So so.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

mike_77
3.1
Black Hole Cyborg
Yellow colour with thin head. The flavour has a lot of nice toasted malts. Quite a smooth one.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Black Hole Starry Night
Tried at the Victoria, Lincoln. Almost black colour with a thick white head. Aroma has roasted malt and citrus hops. Taste roasted, spice and light sweet.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

anders37
3
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy weak hoppy finish.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

theprof
2.2
Black Hole Cosmic
Cask. Pale copper lace top. Aroma mildly biscuity. Taste was bread crust with a slight bitterness in the savour. Overall utterly forgettable.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Stuu666
3.5
Black Hole Cyborg
Cask at staggs. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, light fruit, taste is juicy citrus, creamy, crisp finish.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

niquillis
3.5
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with a white head. Very sweet but well balanced sticky boozy ale. Alcohol warmth, well hopped
Sunday, November 01, 2015

fonefan
3
Black Hole Cosmic

Cask (handpump) @ Joseph Else (JDW), 11-12 South Parade, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 2JS.

[ As Black Hole Cosmic ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, pale malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, caramel, pale malt, light nutty, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141008]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Travlr
3.1
Black Hole Red Dwarf
Gravity cask T Cowes Ale House. Clear deep amber color. Aroms of plain caramel. Tastd is subtle pepper, light citrus.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

sound67
3.1
Black Hole Milky Way
[Cask, at the Great British Beer Festival, 2015] - Black Hole Brewery Milky Way, 6%, bright yellow, mildly hazy, small frothy head. Pineapple and lactose, faint medical note on the nose. Full body, oily, next to no carbonation. Strong pineapple, lemon and lactose at the start, with a medical note. Stays pretty much the same into the rather weak finish, where the lactose is what remains of the flavour. Almost no noticeable aftertaste. Initially interesting take on a wheat beer (the milky way, indeed!) that peters out halfway through.
Monday, September 14, 2015

FatPhil
3.2
Black Hole Cosmic
Cask (Blue Moon, Cambridge)
Lightish copper, brief head. Rich grainy aroma that hints towards some of the Lithuanian traditional ales. Clear husky and raw barley in both aroma and taste. Nice branny finis, and some nice acidity to the resins too - are you sure there’s no rye here? Palate is watery and, from the bitterness, slightly drying. Has character and can either be sessioned or sipped. Nice one - I like the bran/rye/husks.

Monday, September 07, 2015

theprof
3
Black Hole No Escape
Malty aroma and coffee notes. Pours dark with red glint and bubbly tan head. Sweet toffees and fruit predominate with sour flavours at the back. Expected a richer palate and fuller body. But a solid porter ale.
Monday, September 07, 2015

rlgk
3.2
Black Hole Milky Way
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty caramel and grape aroma, wheat, citrus, oranges, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, passion fruit, nectarines, some grapes.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

The_Osprey
2.9
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask at GBBF. Pale orange, still, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is ggluey, apple and wheat. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apple, straw, a little sweet and sugary with some resin and paint towards the finish. Alright.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Alengrin
2.9
Black Hole Milky Way
True Anglo-Saxon wheat ale with snow white, stable head, creamy as is often the case in beers containing wheat; hazy golden colour. Aroma has some cooked vegetables and sweaty graininess, not too inviting actually, apart from light bready and grassy notes. Light in the mouth, subtle fruitiness, smooth but rather thin body, grainy, with a very mild grassy hoppiness in the finish. Lacks character.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

cgarvieuk
2.9
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask at GBBF 2015.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet fruits nosr.. Dry herbal fruits.. Light lemon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scopey
2.9
Black Hole Milky Way
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours lightly hazy gold with a decent white head. The nose is creamy, Rhubarb & custard, green veg, grainy and dough. The taste is bitter - sweet, creamy, doughy, light spice, earthy, straw, custard, lemon parfait, light alcohol boost and wheat with a dry, lightly spiced finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Interesting.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

yespr
3
Black Hole Milky Way
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and light herbal. Bitter, fruity, toasted and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy finish.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Martin243
3.7
Black Hole Cyborg
Pint at the Three Tuns, Gateshead. Hazy gold with a white head. Citrus and cereal aroma Understated citrus and tropical fruit flavour. Juicy palate, soft carbonation, a bit of astringency in the finish. Rather nice.
Sunday, May 03, 2015

s_hartshorne
2.8
Black Hole Super Nova
Cask pretty bricks Walsall. Golden slight head. Fruity citrus aroma. Taste same nice sweet malts. Bit thin. Ok tasting.
Friday, May 01, 2015

SarkyNorthener
2.6
Black Hole Super Nova
Cask@pretty bricks, walsall. Golden beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is sweet malts, fruity and some butter. Not great.
Friday, May 01, 2015

SarkyNorthener
3.8
Black Hole Bitter / BHB
Cask@st matthews hall, walsall. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is citrus, a touch of grapefruit, malts and some orange rind. Good beer.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

rlgk
2.6
Black Hole Super Nova
Cask at Market Pirter, London. Label says Super Nova, same ABV. Malty dough aroma, fruity, grainy notes. Bready hop flavor, earthy, grainy notes, some grassy hops, late bitterness.
Friday, April 03, 2015

MrTipple
2.7
Black Hole Bitter / BHB
Aroma: light grain and some bread malts, light straw, some grass. Appearance: clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: flat carbonation, grain malts again. Overall: sub-average Bitter, too bland. Pint at The King’s Arms, Amersham.
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Black Hole Cosmic
Gravity dispense at London Drinker BF ’15, day 2, 12/03/15. Clear golden with a decent off white cap. Nose is biscuit malt, spice, caramel. Taste comprises biscuit malt, fruit rinds, toffee, light spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Ok bitter.
Friday, March 13, 2015

Rune
2.8
Black Hole Asteroid Ale
Half, hand-pulled at Magnet Freehouse. Clear amber coloured body under a film type layer. Crocheted lacing on the glassware. Dusty hops on the nose. Malt-fruity taste with a touch of honey leading to leafy bitterness to the finish. Watered. Pretty average (Stockport 03.02.2015).
Sunday, February 15, 2015

fonefan
2.9
Black Hole Orbitter

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Black Hole Orbitter ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, butter notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, fruity, hop and malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

yespr
2.9
Black Hole Red Dwarf
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy and slight herbal. Bitter, dry and toasted malty. Bitter and herbal dry finish.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

niquillis
2.6
Black Hole Bitter / BHB
On cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Mid brown pour with off white froth. Thin palate, some hops and rather uninspiring.
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stuu666
2.5
Black Hole Super Nova
Cask at Staggs. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, dull toffee, taste is floral, dry toffee, crisp.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

anders37
2.9
Black Hole Red Dwarf
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
Sunday, November 09, 2014