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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

690 Ratings
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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 35
Gots: 87 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 690 | Reviews: 360
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
2.69/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer comes in a black color.

The aroma has dark raisins and prunes, licorice, a good amount of dark fruit, alcohol, chocolate.

The flavor follows with lots of booze, prunes, dark fruit, dark chocolate. The beer has a really light mouthfeel for the ABV and lots of bitterness and licorice.

The beer is boozy, bitter, and lacks roast and balance. One of the worst imperial stouts I've had as it is near undrinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Got this one as a part of my monthly beer club member at local bottle shop so i didn't have to really pay for it.
Look is black with a thick inch or so tan head. looks very good
Smell is toffee and coffee. Comes out strong
Taste strongly upfront of coffee and alcohol with a back end that lingers just a little bit but goes away fairly quick.
Feel is not much. Its there but nothing that stays with you.
Overall is a good coffee stout. Nothing that I would buy again I don't think.

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3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.