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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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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:
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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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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%

-Bottled- Pours an oily, inky black color with a light gathering of slick, dark bubbles that dies off quickly. Looks flat after. Aroma is heavy on dark fruit, coffee and alcohol. Deeply roasted barley. Smells like port, too. Flavor is rich, sweetness and roast. Potent, sweetened coffee and burnt oats. Raisins and plums and port. Vanilla extract. Big, oily, slick, lingering feel. Unfortunately, this bottle is completely flat. It enhances the port/sherry feel. The alcohol is still present but you can tell the couple years of sitting has mellowed it out a bit. I wish the carbonation hadn't flees this one because it's pretty yummy otherwise. It has aged well and I'm not going to crucify this beer for going flat.

VelvetExtract, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

kylehay2004, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

DeadeyeOTDO, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

WarEagle04, Sep 02, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Vinyl_on_Tap, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

dangelop, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Opened with little to no aging. Purchased at Jester King two weeks prior. Dark and malty with a bit of acidity on the finish. Dried fruit and coffee aroma. Surprisingly smooth for the ABV. Lighter body than expected. A bit of the alcohol shows up at the finish and as the beer warms.

LittleDon, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

JakerLou, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

tectactoe, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Ajlvt, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

edhizdeid, Aug 17, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11%

RobertH50, Aug 17, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%

Andy_Luft, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%

Bottle purchased at Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY.

Pours a very deep black (what did you expect?), with no real head or lacing.

Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, sherry, dark fruits, and espresso.

The taste is similar. Slightly oily in taste, with rich creamy nutty coffee flavor, a slight bit of spicy booze, vanilla, chocolate liqueur, sherry, roasted malt, and burnt coffee grounds. Very sweet and intense flavor.

This one is a little more thin-bodied than I expected a 13.1% stout to be. It's not too thin, though, I just wanted a thicker body and mouthfeel. Still very creamy, and ultimately pretty drinkable, because the alcohol is hidden fairly well.

I had heard that there was major bottle variation with this one, luckily me and those involved at the share last night, this was a good bottle.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.