Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Aroma is absolutely heavenly, at least to me as a porter/stout fanatic: rich, strongly of dark coffee and unsweetened chocolate, with an undertone of molasses. Pours just as black as its namesake with a thick, fine-bubbled, dark tan head. Flavor lives up to the aroma and appearance, like a rick mocha made from fine, dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate. There is even a hint of orange in the flavor. Texture is delightfully smooth and thick as cream. Strongly recommended, especially to my fellow stout nuts. amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Let me put it this way: I couldn’t find anything wrong with this beer. It’s perfect. If you’re looking for a coffee stout, this is the one. Here’s where it differs from the masses of coffee stouts out there: 1) the coffee flavor is real, and just so intense. 2) there are other things going on besides the coffee. It’s expensive, but spend the money once, you won’t regret it. crazy_cat_lady (601) - - APR 12, 2014
April 4, 2014. 330mL bottle at barvolo. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose and flavours. No head to speak of. Oily consistency. Dark chocolate and berries in flavours. Awesome beer. My kind of imperial stout! micahmarieaz (5) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
This is THE beer that turned me into a beer snob! Because it’s my first REAL beer I have no better review than that but highly recommend this deep and dark beer. Enjoy it slowly! Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 17, 2016
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile, schiuma marrone, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: incredibile! Liquoroso, caffè, liquirizia, cacao, cioccolato, legnoso. GUSTO: in bocca è un capolavoro. Calda, avvolgente, alcolica, anche se non dà alla testa. Si avvertono tutti i sentori percepiti l naso, con una preponderanza di caffè, liquirizia e liquoroso. Corpo decisamente strutturato, carbonizzazione giusta. Veramente un capolavoro di perfezione!
tsd08460 (1170) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle from Red: Wine, Beer & Spirits
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisins
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Delicious lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2006
A black as a black hole can be, poured in a big Riedle glass, this beer is topped with a creamy and fluffy warm browish head. Ne negerkop da we zeggen in’t West-Vlams. Aroma is rich, powerfull and flowery with hints if mocca coffee, spring flowers, fresh torrified coffee beans, the best quality of the blackest chocolate one can imagine, all topped with a sweet-bitter accent of intens dark caramel. All these rich aromas are so well countered with delicate soft fruity and slight minty accents. Taste is very well ballanced, Again touches of freshly roasted cocoa beans, soft mocca expresso, dark caramel, flower-honey, burned edges of sugar bread and burned raisins. The mouthfeeling is very mild and has a silky carracter. The 12,5% is not detectable in the smell or taste, but afther emptying the flask you know it was indeed a 12,5%. In the afthertaste, the hints of dry figgs, dates and burned dark raisins are very well present. In the very finale of this serious challanger for Dark Lord the complex bitterings of hops, flowers, mild burned chocolates and coffee beans are so well in harmony that they making it a World Class brew. I think this beer has to be served straight from the fridge and it deserves a Big Tulip shaped glass. What can I say ? TOP GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Nice package w/ wire and silicon cork all wrapped in silver foil. BH pours next to black with a beautiful copper head that sits there like a stubborn blister. Good lacing to boot. Aromas of pot scorched espresso, tar, a twig of molases, and roasted cherry skins. Full nectar w/ good carbonation creating an expansive cottonball soft texture. A huge roast component is the backbone for this hive. Heavily roasted blackcherry skins, espresso, charcoal, iodine, tar, leather, black pepper, licorice, wintergreen, . As it warms a sour skankiness comes out an punishes me for being so shallow at times. The finish is long like a Sleestack winter with a dose of roasted asprin. Don’t forget to put the fire out. This stuff is so stout I could hit a baseball with it. BH is everything but a black hole. It’s very generous and expansive much like our galaxy. It’s warm, personable (Sam Kinison style), inviting, and charitable. I highly recommend this brew. * It’s seems that as it rises in temerature a void (black hole) occurs where the flavors turn a little ugly. But, then as it warms more it comes right back. It drinks better cold and warm. I wish I had a temp guage, my best guess would be the black hole occurs between 45 and 50f. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 WOW. This is a bomb. a JAGGERNAUGHT. The aroma hits you instantly. Coffee; burnt toast, roasted malts, chocolate, spices. Texture is very good although a little nutty. Palate is a little rough so had to reduce one mark which makes me feel guitly. The aroma is damned perfect. The appearance is out of this world. Great bottle design. Minimalistic works. This is genius.
The taste is insane. Coffee, German black licorish, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, wood and a damn fine lacing I must add. This beer is bloody WORLD CLASS. Do not miss out. I’m literally staggered. I’m enjoying this beer SO MUCH. This beer is on another level so I decided to give it my first rating of 4.9. Can not wait to have this on tap at the Mikkeller bar.Cheers Beermerchants for stocking this bombshell. This SHOULD be a 100-100 beer. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours pitch black with a beautiful mocha head. Smells like iced espresso. Taste is dark roast coffee, espresso, and hints of licorice, with unexpected dark fruit flavors. Full-bodied with a slick, smooth, silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Mikkeller Black Hole finishes with some coffee bitterness and fruit tang.