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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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86
very good

606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassanade, honey, hops, coffee, vanilla and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006)
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yemenmocha

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with very dark brown head that retains for a long time.

Nose is full of tobacco tar, and dark chocolate baking powder.

Palate is again tar, roasted tar, burnt tar, and some very dark roasty chocolate flavors. After the beer warms up it has a vinegar quality that emerges, perhaps with a medicinal menthol component.

Best when slightly chilled but before reaching room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2007 23:48:45 | More by yemenmocha
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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.