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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
70cl Bottle. Poured deep opaque black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee, chocolate malts, bakers chocolate bittering, and light caramel. Thick body and mouth feel. Alcohol hidden very well. Very nice.

4
bhensonb (15969) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle from Marcus, corked and caged. Thanks Dave. Pours black with a decent dark tan head. Aromas of tar, anise, dark fruits, dark toasted malt, coffee and arguably cacao. Full bodied with soft and creamy carbonation. There’s a bit of heat. There’s a hint of tar. There’s a lot of dark malt sweet, but there’s balancing bitter from something. Could be overtoasted malts. The alcohol tends to be ever present. Finish is not all that sweet. Definitely a sipper. Very enjoyable in the mouth.

4
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan lacing head. Aromas of licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, dried plum and caramel. Flavour is roasted with heavy coffee notes, vinous alcohol, bitter chocolate, dried fruits and sweet malt.

3.5
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Oily swirl and small tan ring sitting atop the black body. The nose is malt strong with licorice and slight dark fruit, like plums. Flavor has some coffee, roast malt, alcohol, a little vanilla. Palate is quite thin and watery for such a big beer. Again, not very impressed with Mikkeller, and another big beer that I find over-pronounced and overrated.

4
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2008
Black colored brew. Chocolate, coffee in the aroma. Intense liquorice, coffee bitterness. Dark chocolate. A bit too much liquorice maybe.

4.4
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2008
12.7 oz bottle: Aroma is floral but dirty. Muddy malt characteristics meld with a syrupy chocolate note that comes across as a truffle, nice caramel notes with a undertone of day old campfire clothes, some dark raisin notes, a really roasty note finishes off the aroma. No scratch that some very light fruity hop notes coming through as well. Really nice aroma to say the least. Appearance is dark black with a minimal tan head that lingers around for a while. Taste is mouth filling. Transforming with every sip. Wonderful roasted malt, chocolate, liqour, and caramel. A very nice Impy stout. I like this alot!! Cheers!!

4.5
EHSRanders (2102) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2008
Rating no. 700. Bottle. Black colour with medium creamy brown mostly diminishing head. Aroma is roasted malt with strong notes of coffee. Spicy flavor. Well balanced. Oily palate.

4
DialSquare (5187) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
My birthday beer... well, I’ve had a few birthday beers already - but this is the one I’ve been saving for the occasion. bottle from peabody’s in boone. Just noticed it has a date of 8/14/11 on the cork -- so didn’t really let this one age I guess. pours black with a medium brown head. aroma of alcohol, coffee, ginger and prunes. first thought on taste is: thick palate and long coffee/alcohol burn. other thoughts: butter, roasty, molasses, chocolate, black cherries, malts. kinda has a wine vibe to it. it’s definitely an experience. good one to sip, analyze and enjoy. K-8

3.7
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pour a dark, if thin, brown color with some ruby highlights and a short tan to brown in color head. Minimal flecks of lace. The aroma was hops, coffee, light chocolate and some vinous notes. The flavor was roasted coffee, faint pine hops, faint chocolate and some vinous hints. On the dry side, avoids the cloying sweetness. The mouthfeel was thin to medium in body and the finish was abrupt. Decent.

3.7
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle, 70cl. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolatebrown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, some flowers and sweetness. The flavor is alcoholic with chocolate, licorice and coffee. The mouthfeel is dry, and overall this is a nice imperial stout.


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