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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 31
Gots: 69 | FT: 5
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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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a thick and creamy brown head.

Aroma is sweet with cherry, coffee, and has some warmth to it.

Sticky sweet on the lips and ample bitterness. Fruit flavors stands out well on the taste. Roasty coffee. It's got some heat to it.

Luxurious feel on the tongue as this smooth brew glides down the gullet. Not full bodied.

MattSweatshirt, Nov 07, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle (Green glass? Really?), poured into a snifter at approximately 65 degrees F.

A: Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. No sunlight gets through the beer once poured. The pale tan head dissipates fairly quickly into a ring with a cap of patchy islands, a foam archipelago. I saw no lacing to speak of.

S: Booze and coffee are the first impressions I get from the aroma, with the coffee seeming more like a medium roast than an espresso or anything darker. Raisins are also present in the scent, wreathed delicately around a combination of rich earth and toffee-caramel malt.

T: This drinks remarkably similar to a wine, a dark red wine. Raisin and grape flavors abound as it opens, wrapped around a core of light coffee and roasted barley. The toffee flavor comes through towards the middle, carried upon a wave of sweetness that brings vanilla with some black licorice hints. More fruit and coffee strike at the finish, which closes with some nice boozy burn.While there is some earthy bitter to this beer, the malt-sweetened coffee and dark fruit flavors are left to star.

M: In mouthfeel, this brew is oily slick, perhaps not as chewy as one might expect for a stout.

O: An enjoyable experience, quite possibly one which could be used to draw a wine geek into the world of beer appreciation. I might have liked a little more body to the brew itself, but the flavor profile is spot on for a sweetness-loving malthead.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 27, 2014
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Had on tap at Hopfields in Austin, TX .

Pours , as expected, an opaque black color with little head . Nose is rich with fruity aroma, coffee, and a medium booze smell

its tastes very sweet , especially considering the light sweetness in the nose with hints\
of honey and vanilla. booze taste hits at the end

Great brew. Would and did buy again

Lorenzito, Oct 20, 2014
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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.