TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
Bouteille de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de chocolat avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de de petits fruits foncés. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en en arrière goût. (Rating #1869) lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 This is my rating number 100 - and to celebrate that this one has to go out to Mikkeller. I chose to rate Black Hole because I believe that Mikkel is brewing some of the best imperial stouts there is - and maybe this is not the very best but it is still a heavy weight champion. This one is from the new batch 2008.
Here goes..im popping the 35 cl champange bottle (Isn´t Mikkeller by the way the only one using champange-bottles besides the Belgian Lambic-brewers?) What a beauty - it poursa black body with a huge fluffy dark brown head... and the head stays.... The nose is sweet and a little vinoes - heavy hoppy notes and roasted malts, coffee and burned malts with som dry raisins maybe. The mouthfull is huge with a sparkling warm and creamy/fat palate. with a biting finish due to the amound of hops. It has a dark sweetness and I taste burned coffee-beans, brown sugar, roasted malts, plumps and dry fruits with the bitterness from the american hops in the end. This is a meal in its self - Is the appetizder, the main course and the dessert - (you could add some whipped cream on top for the dessert).
I believe that this new batch is more balanced and smooth than the batch from 07.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 black in color with very little head but good lacing. Has a strong aroma of alcohol with notes of molasses and chocolate. the flavor is of yeast, alcohol and molasses with a hint of chocolate. Bitter throughout. the palate was suprisingly watery, I expected it to be a little heavier. Overall I’d say it’s a decent beer with a good kick but I was slightly let down. m4rest88 (390) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
A special thanks to my buddy bman1113vr’s girlfriend.....
Pours with virtually no head. The body hue is dark brown, even black.
The initial aroma is of molasses, chocolate, and coffee. The initial flavor is lightly-moderately sweetand finishes bitter with a lots alcohol flavoring. In fact the beer has an alcoholic leg when you tip the glass! It feels creamy to the palate, and has soft carbonation. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to my amazing girlfriend! Bottle labeled at 13.1% abv. Pours with a small, quickly vanishing light brown head. Black body. Good lacing with alcohol legs as well. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, a bit flowery, with molassas, wet cedar, some tar and liccorice. Taste is a bit of a dissapointment compaired to the smell. Yeasty, some alcohol, chocolate, but not much complexity at all. A bit warming, but not to bad consider the ABV. Syrupy with light carbonation.
User29624 (1683) - - AUG 2, 2008
Pours a very dark black with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. It has a bit of a kick to it (which it should for 14%). Has a little bit of bitterness to it. Lots of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit to the flavor. Almost has a syrup like consistency to it. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, dark chocolate with black pepper notes, coffee beans, very rich. In mouth, a sharp aggressive IS, with chocolate, again the black pepper coming out, licorice, vanilla, and loads of alcohol. Kicks like a mule, as Karl would say. A wonderful IS which will improve with age. Taste July 5 with Probstk. Bieropholie imports. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
first mikkeller and part1 nightcap for the 1st Stumelagram social ,...wow, very complex..with tar, and chocolate bombs .. enjoyable as a roll in the hay ... very roasty and black .... don’t chew the foil ... is truly great tasting stuff... i hope the rest are this good .. VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good Beer. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Poured black with a small brown head. Aroma sour, bitter chocolate, alcohol, coffee, old shoe leather, vinager, some dark fruits. flavor, ash tray , some sweetness like dark cheeries that do not have alot of flavor to them, coffee