Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by danieelol:
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Leura Cellars. Bought this thinking it was the Whisky version but it's actually the plain.
Pours a dark black with nice tanned head and ok lacing.
Big citric hops hit the nose first. Kind of strange. Was getting some roast, porty and coffee qualities initially but these have converted to a boozy DIPA-like smell, loads of fruit here and in particular oranges. Occasionally I will get some vanilla and roast poking through but this lemon fruitiness is very prominent. Subtle tar and faint muscatels. The fruitiness may actually be coming from the alcohol.
Taste is similar- huge amounts of fruit in this, just lots of orange and lemon. There is bitter roast dryness here moreso though, particularly on the back of the palate. Do get some creamy cake flavours coming through intermittently.
Mouthfeel is a little sweet but then has some roast bitterness to balance. Solid but not amazing thickness too.
Overall I found this beer pretty enjoyable. The fruitiness was very pleasant to experience- and it was more of the fruitiness you'd expect in a pale ale rather than the dark fruits you'd perhaps find in an Imperial Stout. Interesting and complex beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2012 13:10:50 | More by danieelol
More User Reviews:
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.