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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1428   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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4.4
fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Dark black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange, coffee, vanilla, black currant, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finsh feel is light alcoholic. ;o)) (261007)

4.6
yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
RB #1001, perfect beer for the next long adventure onto rating no 2000. HUGE thanks to Grovlam. Another great beer bottle spared in the Copenhagen crew for sharing and once again thanks to Mikkeller for doing what they are doing...in their sparetime - thanks!

From 50 cL bottle. Pours black with a brown creamy chocolate head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, mild alcohol presence, coffee. Very nice and inviting. Thick mouthfeel. Very nice liqourice and chocolate flavour. Very good bitterness going far into the finish. WOW

4.5
Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
[This time it is a millenium celebrated by a Mikkeller beer. Once again I experience a slow down this millenium took me excactly 6 months compared to the last of 5½ months and the prior 3 at 5 months]

Bottle number 34 of 100. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head - this is the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. The aroma is sweet at first you notice chocolate, but then notes of oranges, alcohol and hints of flowers. The flavor is very powerful - almost overwhelming, at first it is a mixture of fruit and chocolate, the fruits being oranges, then the fruit resides a bit to give way for notes of wood, coffee, mint, alcohol, and much more. Towards the end the alcohol gains in strength and the fruity citrusy notes comes back together with a creamy dark bitter chocolaty note. The aftertaste lingers for a long time with a citrusy hoppy bitter chocolate note. wow - a flavor bomb.

4.5
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Re-rate (1 year old bottle) : Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of hops. Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice, vanilla and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish. 9-4-9-4-19 Bottle #60. Black coloured with a very small beige head. Roasted aroma of malts, vanilla, dried fruits and chocolate. Roasted flavour of malts, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. 9-3-9-4-18

4.2
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Rating #1000. From bottle #5. Pours a black colour with no head. Sweet roasted malty coffee aroma with some hints of vanilla and chocolate. Roasted malty, hoppy, coffee and chocolate flavor. Also vanilla in the flavor. Dry hoppy coffee and malty aftertaste. A very nice beer.

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oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is really coffeeish with some hops, roasted malts and burnt wood. Flavour is very pleasantly balanced coffee beans, yeast, roastedmalts and smoked wood. Aftertaste is acidic coffee with some mild spices and fruits.

4.3
Travlr (25751) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Second blackest beer that I have tasted. Aroma of roasted coffee, flavor of Starbucks dark roast with a bit of chocolately bitterness towards the end. Very nice indeed.

4.2
cgarvieuk (25697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep black ... hops and coffee in nose ... sweet malts ... lots of roast ... quite a bit of caramel and toffee ... some wooody tones ... and more coffee.

bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... huge roast malts ... big woodynesss ... light coffee nose... sweet sweet roast malts ... big chocolate ... light caramel ... juicy blackcurrant roast malts ... big toffee ... little plum ... good roast 4.2 bottle at home .. black ... thick tan head ... soft dry pine ... soft cardboard roast malt nose .. dark sweet malts .. dark pine fruit malts roast ... soft chocolate ... dark soft malt roast ... nice sweet chocolate ... dark chocolate roast ... soft pine ... long white suger finish ///odd very swwet 3.9

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omhper (25543) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottled. Extremely black. Tarry licorice aroma. Compact tarry malt. Lots of licorice, asphalt and more or less everyhting else too. Sweet, oily and full bodied with notes of lemon and vanilla. Somewhat syrupy finisish where alcohol warms.

3.5
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
24th January 2009
Opaque black stout. Low carbonation. Not a silky Impy! Strong with spirity heat. Subtle cherry and raspberry and a few brandy and whisky flavours. Finishes dry and with some coffee bitterness. Much better when not too cold.


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