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99
94
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1434   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Black with a oily, tan head. Creamy lace. Nose of roasted bitterness with some coffee. Vinous and a bit of alcohol. The coffee comes out with a vengeance. Strong roast malts and bitter hops. Oil thick body that coats the mouth heavily. Finishes off a bit hot and malty.


3.1
Mesjasz (1726) - Lodz, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Tap. Niestety dosyc rozpuszczalnikowo-aldehdyowe. Poza tym mocno palony imperialny stout.

2.8
Inbreak (6711) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
11.12.2017, 0,375l bottle (bottled 01.07.2008) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
No head. Aroma is slightly sweet mineraly, weeds, minerals, booze, bark, dark sugar, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate, hay. Taste is sweet mineraly, dark sugar, weeds, ashes, minerals, burnt sour coffee, alcohol, bark, licorice, mocha. Medium bitterness, sweet and slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, way better fresh.

4
martijnendaan (37) - - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Lekkere Stout maar niet super byzonder, dronk er een struise black Albert na en die won

3.9
Zlotta (4139) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2017
0.375 l bottle from 'drankgigant.nl', best before February 2020 so 2015 vintage I guess, cellared for a year. Pitch black with a beautiful, medium large, frothy and slightly creamy, stable, dark beige head. Intense, sweetish-malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity-resiny aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, dark and tropical fruits as well as hints of pine and some alcohol. Rather sweet, moderately roasty-bitter, malty, slightly fruity-resiny taste of dark chocolate, coffee, lots of licorice, dark fruits, tropical fruits, pine and a touch of honey, followed by a very long, intensely roasty-bitter, boozy and resiny finish. Full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very intense stuff, hardly balanced and a bit too much of the alcohol detectable, but then also a nice slow sipper for the cold days.

1.8
Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008 I got this in a trade with RustyDiamond. Thanks Rusty! This pours from foil wrapped, caged and corked 12.7oz bottle a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tannish foam. Good lacing. The smell has notes of roasted malt, fruit, alcohol, and something else in the background. The taste is very strong! Roasted malt, berry flavours, and a huge alcohol presence. I can't taste any coffee or at least, it's not strong enough in flavour for my palate to be noticeable. Damn that alcohol. Burning in the throat and very warming after the swallow. There goes the drinkability for me. Further tiny sips in and I think I'm getting some molasses and some candy sugar and a weird flavour that's putting me off even more(?) than the alcohol? There's also a somewhat citric sour taste that's just starting to show up. Ok, I just can't finish my glass...the flavours here are a real mess, imho, and the alc is just *too* much. Other notes: The body is on the thin side, the carbonation is light and it finishes on the sour(not in a good way) side. This will definitely be a one of for me.

3.5
ony4 (16) - Šiauliai, LITHUANIA - OCT 30, 2017
Appearance: black with small head. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Good enough. Taste: coffee, alcohol, roast, vanilla. Boring and too boozy.

3.8
RobertDale (6980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2017
375 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and alcohol. Very good.

4.1
langeveld12 (596) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 Bottle from April 2014. Full bodied. Pitch black. Lots of coffee, chocolate, sweet fruits, roast and some red fruits. Sweet with a bitter finish. Quite a beast of a stout. The ageing mellowed it a bit out but that's not a bad thing. Very good!

3.7
AaronIPAAPA (303) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Fajny solidny risik bez udziwnień. Team goryczka, ale to dobrze. Naprawdę przyjemny

4.3
beermastersasho (159) - - SEP 21, 2017
Good beer! Full aroma, little bit boozy but is good for 13.1. What if this beer is not to beer geek series? Its awesome! Its underrated i think. It has interesting aroma to stouts, it is different. Coffee full, bourbony, choco full and something interesting in it. Something deep to this beer, like, black hole...


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