Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by RickS95:
1.78/5 rDev -52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
First off, I hate fake cork. They're always a pain to get open and this is no different.
Having said that, this pours a strange black. It's a deep black with some reddish notes on the edges if held up to a light. No head and no carbonation at all. Good color, but disappointing with no head.
The smell is weird too, but I can't quite put my finger on why. It smells like a brownie that's been soaked in tequila. You can smell the sweet.
Way too sweet, barely tastes like a beer, though there are some chocolate and coffee hints in the swallow. Cloyingly sweet.
For an RIS with loads of color and alcohol, it's a very light bodied beer. Has an almost loose feel to it. Amazingly gentle for such high ABV.
I'm really disappointed with this. In fact, it gets worse with each sip. I toyed with the idea of just pouring the rest down the drain but decided to stick with it to see if it got any better...it never did. Really, a poor choice.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2011 04:22:34 | More by RickS95
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4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: Medium sized, thick, mocha head with good retention. Think but thick layer stays on top for the ride, leaves quite a lot of fine lacing. Dark, dark brown, can't see through. Looks good.
Smell: Some dark fruit, black berries; dates connected with sweetness. Roast stands out the most with light dark coffee, milk and bitter dark chocolate notes. A pleasantly balanced mix, nothing really overwhelms. Something refreshing about it, like it a lot. Light alcohol notes come up, when it warms up, but nothing too distracting.
Taste: Medium roasted sweetness with milky chocolate that goes into dark and light coffee. The light sweetness that comes through is surprising and does it good. There is a sour part that keeps it fresher. This part is most noticeable right before the end - very smooth and appealing light sour with black currant, black berries. Also some tart, maybe with some help from the high alcohol contend (alcohol itself hardly to detect). Ends with medium roasted (and some light coffee) bitterness accompanied by light-medium sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Full, smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Gets almost sticky when time goes by.
Overall: Was expecting it to be a lot sluttier, but the balance and flavors were smooth and in line. The specter of notes is rich already, would really like to taste some barreled version of this one. A fine example.
Bottle 2 years old.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 11:02:41 | More by tmzl
Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.