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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

681 Ratings
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 33
Gots: 82 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassanade, honey, hops, coffee, vanilla and ale yeast.
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Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sheenisgod
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jet black and absorbs all light within its event horizon. Pours a rich, cinnamon colored head with exceptional retention and fine leg-like patches of lacing.

Dark aroma of espresso, burnt toast and tobacco. Sweet molasses, maple quality. Smooth, rich bourbon. Spicy, pine-like hop to balance.

Flavor follows the nose very well. Aggressive roasted flavor up front, smooth bourbon and oak in the middle with lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

Full bodied. Sticky feel. Dry, coarse texture in the finish. Slightly low carbonation works well for the style.

Very well done coffee flavored Russian imperial stout.

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edugasmtl
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little sweet, probably honey, and definitely a little vanilla

Photo of IPAchris
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fremont897
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevroe
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BH712
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cath
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fievel
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Large shared bottle.

Aroma and flavor have little besides coffee. Medium brown body with a poor head and a lot of sediment that sinks to the bottom.

O: a sbetter ubstitute for cold coffee than for a fine Imperial Stout.

Photo of Mlucifer
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddiehop
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a teku and created a nice foam head. Unfortunately, compared to some of the other big stouts, this has a very boozy taste @ 13%. You pick up the alcohol on the nose and lacks the coffee and chocolate flavor to balance and counteract the booze. Another average job by Mikkeller.

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ausonius
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of biggsmikes
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.