Mikkeller Black Hole Barrel Aged Edition White Wine

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
375 ml bottle purchased from The Wine and Cheese Place in 2010 or 2011. Opened blindly alongside all other variants. Pours a deep, nearly opaque dark brown with minimal tan head that settles into a ring. This one has notes of dried dark fruit, fudge, caramel, wood, chocolate, and honey. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, coating mouthfeel. My guess was Red Wine, given the fruitiness and woodiness, but it was the White Wine, which seemed obvious after the fact. Damn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2451) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap. Foamy medium tan head, black/brown opaque body. Lots of chocolate, roast, bit of woodiness and light vinous qualities in the aroma. Flavor starts out a bit vinous, but lessens in that regard moving to toast, roasted coffee beans, some toffee sweetness, dark chocolate and a slightly sour woodiness. Medium to heavier viscous body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pitch black body, small beige head. Nose is licorice, alcohol, wood, caramel, biscuits, grains and hints of tar, leather, dark syrup and black currants. Taste is dry cocoa, espesso, dark chocolate, wood and hints of dry sour grainy notes. Very sharp. Medium to full body, parching mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Too dry and parching in its cocoa/dark chocolate complexity, but the aroma is very nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1918) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle, 2011, shared with BBGTC. Pours black, with a very small creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with bread, cocoa, dark fruits, liquorice and muscovado, as well as some vanilla and leather. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts and wooden barrels with some slight sour white wine grapes, as well as dry cocoa, coffee and molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (5125) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2016
18.02.2016, 0,375l bottle (2011 vintage) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark sugar, dark fruits, licorice, dark malts, oak, bark, burnt sugar, minerals. Taste is slightly sour-ish sweet, weeds, licorice, dark fruits, dark sugar, dark malts, oak, minerals, alcohol, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (8224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Intense dark in the glass, dry fruity winey nose. The beer starts intense heavy. Deep and fresh with lots of sourish wood and dark black malt. A nice balance between woody wine and dark roasted beer. Long but soft aftertaste, intense and fruity, deep, long lasting with a great smooth woody-fresh and roasted malty finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
375ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Deep black in colour with a thin tan head, good lacing. The aroma is fairly sweet and woody, some alcohol, light fruity sourness, some smoke. The flavour has some grape skin tartness to it, still lots of roasted malts, some chocolate, a bit acidic. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, acidic and roasty. This one was weird for sure. The wine barrel gives this an acidic twist. It grows on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8137) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
(Bottle) Pitch black colour with lasting, dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with strong black coffee, liquorice, cacao, tar, dark fruit and oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, liquorice, cacao, tar, resin and slightly tart flavours of sour grapes and white wine. Solid resiny coffee bitterness in the finish. A warming touch of alcohol shining through. Full body, slightly oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness coming through. Tasty and quite heavy with the white wine character coming through more in the mouth than in the nose. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (1593) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma is thick with chocolate and coffee, with just a faint hint of its time in the wine barrels. However the bitterness from the wine really cuts through the beer , making it dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
A- a dark viscous pour that traps light. A tight, very mild deep tan head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. S- barrel wood and chocolate are no strangers. Vanilla, and coffee are pungent and do bring a little sting. Rich, wet clay soil. Vegetal notes of tobacco and dirty corn husk. White wine does not make a strong showing here but makes up for it in the taste. Some butter and grapes, but nothing overwhelming. M- heavy oily and syrupy body. Languid carb. T- packs more of a punch where the aromas come off as more refined. Sharp vanilla and chocolate to start with sour wood and the white grape (sauvignon blanc?) tannins to follow. Hops, grass and a underlying lime citrus, tart apple and perhaps white peach weave their way throughout. Graham crackers and sour dough at re end with more muddled citrus and minerals. Solid.

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