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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1406   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
Dark, almost totally black. Has a dark, lasting head. Aroma is deep, heavy, chocolate, coffee, esters. Perhaps a bit too heavy. Flavor is heavy sweet, bitter finish, complex. Fully body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3852) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 14/08/11, via Importations Prives Biropholie, savoured on July 4 2008; eye: black, cappuccino head that turns into a ring; nose: nice roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice, soya sauce, resinous hops, light pine; mouth: starts with a wait, then roasted malt, strong coffee, black liquorice, soya sauce, alcohol is almost not perceptible, resinous hops, good presence of pine, finale in roasted malt cappuccino pine and a bit of soya sauce, mildly salty, rich, full body, smooth, mildly sweet, rather bitter, slightly oily, vinous, sticky, average carbonation, light astringency; overall: quite good FRANAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 14/08/11, via Importations Prives Biropholie, savoure le 4 juillet 2008; il : noire, opaque, mousse cappuccino qui se transforme en un petit anneau; nez : bon malt torrfi, vanille, rglisse, sauce soya, houblon rsineux, lger pin; bouche : se laisse dsir, puis malt torrfi, caf fort, rglisse noire, sauce soya, alcool est peine perceptible, houblon rsineux, bonne prsence de pin, finale en malt torrfi, cappuccino, pin et petite pointe de sauce soya, moyennement sale, riche, corse, smooth, moyennement sucre, plutt amre, lgrement huileuse, vineuse, collante, carbonatation moyenne, lgre astringence; en rsum : trs bon

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
New batch bottle at Chris_Os 19th April 2008 tasting. Pours black with a line of beige head. Exquisite aroma of cloves, eucalyptus, rosemary, coffee and more. The flavour is similar yet more intense - it really is harsh on the tongue. It’s slick and escapes the mouth leaving the herb flavours in the corners of your mouth. Interesting stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
Black with a brown head. The aroma is aggressive with strong notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, cherry, oak, rum, coughing sirup, dark dried fruits, alcohol and tobacco. It carries its high ABV very well in the flavours. They begin sweet and go into a warming alcohol presence combined with a complex bitterness. In the end however you begin to feel like something torn out of Kubircks 2001 - at least if youre not sharing the bottle. And on this very night I was making a hop odessey on my own.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Dark black pour with a small creamy tan head. Lots of coffee in the aroma and flavor. Actually coffee seems to dominate this one. Also hints of cocoa, dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Creamy in the mouth. Alcohol is very well hidden. Seriously smooth and drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Shared with sebletitje. Extremely good stout. Pouts pitch black like a Dark Lord with flavors of mollases, roasted coffee, and a light hint of cocoa. Rich and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2008
Pours pitch black, no head. This beer got better after a few sips. It starts of with a smell of soy sauce that leaves you wondering where the coffee might be. It does get a lot better after a few sips when the maltiness and the aroma of coffee/mocha sets in. Could hardly notice it was a 14% beer. A complex and interesting beer to say the least.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (6727) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 (Bottle, BBE 14/08/11) Pitch black. Small brown head which disappeared quickly. Vanilla, coffee and roasted malts in nose. Slight carbonation in dryi palate. Taste: acidy red wine, coffee, roasted malts, alcohol. Some vanilla. Bitter aftertaste. (I am suspecting that there was something wrong with the bottle I drunk.) (My rating was 3.5) Re-rate on 2008-07-22: Now, the acidiness is not there, so this bottle must be in better condition. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitterness and alchol form majority of the taste. Some vanilla and coffee, too. Quite balanced taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
Bouteille 375ml (13.1% abv), courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt assez rti (notes de brl), de mlasse, moyen de houblon herbeux, de chocolat noir et de caf, lger dalcool et avec des notes fruites (raisins). Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen et une texture riche, sirupeuse et lgrement crmeuse. Moyen got fruit (raisins vineux, notes de cerises et de figues) accompagn de notes de rglisse noire et des traces boises (bois brl) lors de lentre en bouche auquel senchane rapidement un got amer de malt trs rti (lgrement brl), un moyen got de chocolat noir, un lger got de mlasse sucre et avec des notes de pain grill. Paralllement, lon retrouve une une amertume asschante de houblon herbeux (galement de faibles notes rsineuses et des traces de th des bois) ainsi quun moyen got dalcool rchauffant jusquen finale, o on note galement la prsence dun got de caf espresso ainsi que des notes de noix grilles. Post-got long et moyennement sec, amer de rti, de houblon herbeux, dalcool, moyen de chocolat noir et de caf ainsi quavec des notes fruites (mot de raisins).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6850) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black with a small, beige head. Slightly salty with a lot of coffee and chocolate and some dry cocoa.


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