Black Hole Reviews


ianwelby
Black Hole Cyborg 3.3
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3.1
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
Black Hole Cosmic II 3.2
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
Black Hole Cosmic II 3.1
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
Black Hole Cyborg 3.3
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
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.7
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
Black Hole Cosmic 3
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
Black Hole Asteroid Ale 3.5
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
Black Hole Cosmic II 2.8
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
Black Hole Cyborg 2.5
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
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.6
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
Black Hole Asteroid Ale 2.7
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
Black Hole Milky Way 2.8

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
Black Hole Cyborg 3
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
Black Hole Asteroid Ale 3
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
Black Hole Asteroid Ale 2.9
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
Black Hole Cyborg 3.1
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
Black Hole Starry Night 3.4
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3
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
Black Hole Cosmic 2.2
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
Black Hole Cyborg 3.5
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3.5
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
Black Hole Cosmic 3

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
Black Hole Red Dwarf 3.1
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3.1
[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
Black Hole Cosmic 3.2
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
Black Hole No Escape 3
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3.2
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
Black Hole Milky Way 2.9
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
Black Hole Milky Way 2.9
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
Black Hole Milky Way 2.9
Cask at GBBF 2015.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet fruits nosr.. Dry herbal fruits.. Light lemon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scopey
Black Hole Milky Way 2.9
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
Black Hole Milky Way 3
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
Black Hole Cyborg 3.7
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
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.8
Cask pretty bricks Walsall. Golden slight head. Fruity citrus aroma. Taste same nice sweet malts. Bit thin. Ok tasting.
Friday, May 01, 2015

SarkyNorthener
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.6
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
Black Hole Bitter / BHB 3.8
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
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.6
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
Black Hole Bitter / BHB 2.7
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
Black Hole Cosmic 3.2
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
Black Hole Asteroid Ale 2.8
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
Black Hole Orbitter 2.9

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
Black Hole Red Dwarf 2.9
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
Black Hole Bitter / BHB 2.6
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
Black Hole Supa Nova 2.5
Cask at Staggs. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, dull toffee, taste is floral, dry toffee, crisp.
Sunday, November 09, 2014

anders37
Black Hole Red Dwarf 2.9
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

ManVsBeer
Black Hole Bitter / BHB 2.9
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Clear lighter golden colour with a thick frothy head. Has a very sessionable texture that’s fairly smooth. Has light malts in its nose and lighter still in its taste.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

47574xeCD
Black Hole Milky Way 3.1
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 03/10/14. Lovely clear golden half pint with a white head, hints of vanilla, citrus and lemon. Nice and Pleasant!
Thursday, October 16, 2014

mr_h
Black Hole Supa Nova 3.5
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin creamy white head, mild citrus aroma, good lacing, biscuit with citrus, creamy texture, easy to drink
Monday, October 13, 2014

dynamiteninja
Black Hole Supa Nova 3
Cask at Truefitts, Northallerton. White head. Pale gold body. Hops. Bitter. Dry finish.
Sunday, October 12, 2014