Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by clvand0:
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a dark black color with a small head that falls quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is almost all coffee. Some hints of dark fruit, chocolate. The flavor is very intense with the roast malts. This is extremely sweet, almost too sweet. Hints of cocoa, but almost all coffee in there. Touch of alcohol. The body is very thick and coating. The drinkability didn't do so well with me on this one as the sweetness was too much for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2009 16:40:05 | More by clvand0
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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.