Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by czfreeman:
4.38/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
My first from Mikkeller, have been looking foward to this for a while.Looks like an black hole. no light getting thru this beer. Retains a creamy, frothy, 1 finger head for a short while, lots of lacing before the dark cap gets sucked into the black hole. alcohol,epsresso,kalua-like smells, dark roasted malts,slight hints of vanilla,bitter chocolate. Flavor to match-a Double Mocha espresso Russian Imperial stout if you will. I want one of these at Starbucks. Alcohol burn is felt at the end and deeep in the throat, but this also lightens the feel, warming my stomach for another sip.
not sticky sweet, rich, biting and delicious. I absolutley loved this stout.
Reviewed my second bottle I bought a year later, wow,--complex,smooth, alcohol had settled down to produced a completly smooth Imperial stout. I wish Mikkeller was more readily avaliable
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2008 03:52:11 | More by czfreeman
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3.99/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Deepest black color, black hole is an appropriate name, not even light ray escaping. It made a two finger thick caramel head with medium retention but keeping a constant plate.
Really nice and bold aroma, truly balanced meaning roasted notes don’t offset hopping and other nuances. Notes of licorice, espresso, cocoa, earthy and citrus hops, pine, wood, powder milk, grapefruit and some dark fruits.
Sweet flavor of lactic acid, piney and citrus hops, molasses, honey, coffee, licorice, vanilla, red fruits and oats. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering roasted note.
Full creamy body with low carbonation. Definitely does not feel as 13.1% abv.
Good beer with great looks and smells, very lactic and a tad overly sweet though. While it was cold, citrus and piney hops was refreshing its bold and complex flavors and it was really pleasant. Still I enjoyed trying it.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 01:11:12 | More by FLima
3.46/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Absolutely gorgeous appearance this has a deep yet bright black body and a creamy dense foam head.
The aroma is lactose-sweetness, with a tinge of boozy sherry, brandy and creamy marshmallow.
This starts sweet and boozy with a cloying liqueur and port like flavor. The further into it I went the lactose-sweetness began to grow and it was only counter balanced with a very port like alcohol. Far too cloying and boozy for me.
The feel is thick and full with a nice creaminess but it's hurt by the strong booze.
I love a stout but this took sweetness and alcohol way too far.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2014 23:50:25 | More by KYGunner
Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.