Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter glass.
A creamy good tan head is made off the pour, seems to have lots of staying power, there's lots of leg and sheen to this as well. There was some loud sounding carbonation snapping off the pour which has me a little concerned. Body color is a very dark black walnut with red edges.
Nose seems odd. Flat club soda. Lots of dry malt. It's not horrible but I am not sure where this is going.
This is um.. real interesting on the palate a very noticeable cola like fizzy feel, and also cola sweet. Aftertaste brings sweet malts and creamy roast character finishing with a charing action. Real noticeable sweetness on this, going towards soda more so than beer. Maybe even root beer.
Overall it's interesting and big surprise from the nose, but it also doesn't really even tasty like coffee, or have much of a good coffee stout taste to it. Odd.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2012 00:25:38 | More by smakawhat
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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 550 ratings.