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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1424   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demitriustown (1188) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHSRanders (2042) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4856) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
My birthday beer... well, Ive had a few birthday beers already - but this is the one Ive been saving for the occasion. bottle from peabodys in boone. Just noticed it has a date of 8/14/11 on the cork -- so didnt 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. its definitely an experience. good one to sip, analyze and enjoy. K-8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2008
0,5 lt Bottle found at Beer Paradise in Holstebro. What a fantastic beer. Pitch black color with big very dark brown head. Very impressive. Aromas and taste of coffee, vanilla, caramel,liquorice,wood,red fruit and more. Perfectly balanced and very complex. Amazing !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle labeled 13.1%. Pours black with very little head even as I practically dumped it into the glass. What head it had left very small spots of lacing. Aroma is dark roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, and some floral hops. Flavor was a little strange. Something about it was a bit sour which threw me off but otherwise it is mildly sweet with a lot of bitterness. A different flavor for an Imperial stout which tend to be more on the sweet side but I like the diversity. The alcohol makes itself known as well. As I continue to drink this it is becoming less bitter and more sweet but that strange small bit of sourness is still there. Mouthfeel is a little thin but still decent, otherwise everything I would expect. Long aftertaste and low carbonation. Very good but a little disappointing for me. I thought this would be much better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2008
I think the beer hasnt got a permanent abv, because the label said 13,1% on my 0,33 l bottle. But what a beer...Dark body with a nice and delicious small brown lacing head. Brutal fine liqueric aroma with dried plum, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavor is a bomb of roasted tastes:explosion of the taste of coffee, hard attack of cocoa beans, tons of roasted barley and malt. Pleasant dried plum and raisins in the flavor too. Well hidden alcohol, the roasted flavor dominates the mouthfeel. Long dry and of course roasted aftertaste. Very strong personality with a powerful message.


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