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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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85
very good

601 Ratings
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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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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.

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alcstradamus

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with no head. Smell is extremely rich and bold, with huge notes of whiskey, coffee, marshmallow, and beef jerky.

Taste is coffee forward...some wood and vanilla as well. There is an odd creamy sweetness that I can't quite put my finger on.

Mouthfeel is medium to full and mostly flat. Definitely needs some bubbles. This beer is very odd to me....when taking a look at each component of the smell and taste individually I would think it would add up to a fantastic beer. But for some unexplainable reason it just doesn't come together for my palate. In fact, it was kind of odd to drink. The whole is definitely not equal to the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:50:43 | More by alcstradamus
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Inky black/brown pour but with some lighter highlights near the edges of the glass when held up to the light, but for the most part, this stout is jet black like the name suggests. No head whatsoever - I got a grand total of 3-4 khaki colored bubbles on the pour but that is it - this stout is pretty heavy and thick and those bubbles quickly sank back below the surface of this ominous looking brew.

S: Sweet on the nose - a lot of chocolate in this one with dark bakers and some powdered cocoa, and a brown-sugary sweetness. Also there is a light but sweet floral note, maybe something from the hops? Then there is a healthy dose of roasted coffee goodness.

T: Wow this is quite a sweet RIS - I would argue its the sweetest I've ever had (with the OAY a close second); definitely getting a rush of chocolate flavors - darker bittersweet chocolate balanced by lighter milk chocolate notes and a powdery cocoa flavor that appears in the finish; it really reminds me of drinking a liquid Toblerone bar. I'm also getting a distinct honey note that blends nicely with a touch of vanilla and then a smooth roasted coffee flavor that picks up mid-sip to offset the initial sweetness. Finish is quite roasty with a lingering coffee flavor and burnt toast note competing with the residual chocolate notes; really this beer tastes like a gourmet chocolate-flavored coffee.

M: Ridiculously velvety smooth; thick and syrupy body - it coats the glass and goes down quite easy

D: 13.1% ABV and the alcohol is nicely masked - not really present in the nose or in the taste, but you definitely feel it once you start drinking as that warming sensation starts to creep in; some people might not like this because the sweetness might borderline "cloying" but I happen to enjoy it and I think it works well here

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 23:40:50 | More by Buschyfor3
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ImperialStoat

United Kingdom (England)

2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Woooah. First note: This is obscenely sweet. I had some vague idea, from the scant reviews I'd read previous, that 'Black Hole' would be an off-dry beer, but this experience is comparable to licking molasses off a baking sheet. There's a welcoming bitterness but nothing virile enough to cope with the candy-chocolate profile that otherwise permeates this beer like an infection.

Some effervescence would ease the oily, cloying mouth-feel but unfortunately bubbles are few and far between.

All in all I'd recommend this only to someone who likes their beer to double as a lollipop.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 04:11:20 | More by ImperialStoat
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A corked 375ml bottle purchased around late 2007/early 2008. Poured from the bottle into a standard shaker glass. The stout appears a very dark brown color with about a finger of quickly fading ecru colored foam. Nose and flavors consist of bittersweet chocolate, dark molasses, acrid, roasted low end coffee beans, quite a bit of boozy alcohol heat lingering about yet, some more roast and a bit of char. Yay, heartburn after every swallow. Oily, medium to full bodied with just about enough carbonation and an oily boozy finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 05:24:29 | More by ClockworkOrange
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cvfish

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a dark brown color that produced a fluffy tan head that had great retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced by this beer were dominated by roasted malts and espresso coffee beans, simple but effective

T - The taste of this beer had the package of a typical coffee Stout, roasted malts, a smooth, espresso coffee taste, and a little pinch of vanilla, but wasn't as extreme as Peche Mortal

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a light amount of carbonation

D - This rates pretty well for me, a Stout done right is something to be treasured, and they got this one close to perfect

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 01:37:36 | More by cvfish
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sirdrinkwell

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a: poured into a glass, this is definitely a black hole....very blackish body with minimal pale head...

s: almost black licorice in character, the nose is not what i expected from a russian imperial; the alcohol is notable alongside oaky smoked chocolate and malt...

t: boozy and syrupy sour espresso chocolate. not as bitter as expected, the coffee bean and dark chocolate taste more smoky than anything else...

m: smooth, like an oil slick.

d: not impressed, i won't be searching this out anytime soon.

salud!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 22:50:11 | More by sirdrinkwell
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Brandt

Montana

4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer poured a pitch black with a thick dark espresso tan head. the smell was a fresh and clean roasted barley followed by notes of chocolate and rich coffee. the taste was amazing in my book, a heavy rich molasses and cocoa with bold dark roast coffee. there were also hints of a more bitter bakers chocolate, vanilla and posibly anaise. the finish was a strong full bodied beer with a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. i loved this beer and am a big fan of strong stouts like this. i would jump at the chance to drink another!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 16:22:52 | More by Brandt
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BeachRez

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from H-Times, poured into glass.

I am going to start by saying I believe I had a bad bottle. As other reviews will tell, not carbonation. But something smelled off.

A- Poured black with almost zero head. Not carbonated at all.
S- Off. It really smelled like it had hit it's peak. Some coffee and sweetness, but not strong enough to hide to oddness.
T- Not bad. Just not clean. It really took a lot to find the flavors. The alcohol and cocoa/coffee just were hidden.
M/D- I didn't finish this. I had a hard time pushing it down. I really need to revisit someday. I either have a bad bottle or I have different taste than everyone else.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 23:18:59 | More by BeachRez
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capn

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried a new imperial stout today (new to me anyway), Black hole Stout brewed with coffee by the Danish brewery Mikkeller. It was very dark with a chocolaty-brown head and a very nice, sweet, malty nose. It had a very dominant bitter-chocolate taste that carried on throughout. After a few sips though, I did detect notes of black coffee. Eventually the bitterness might border on the overwhelming for some but if you are into craft beers, especially the dark side like me, its definitely worth trying. It is 13.1% ABV according to the label but I read a review that claimed it is actually 14%, but what's .9%??? The alcohol content was not at all overbearing though and I enjoyed this beer.
Cheers

I wish you Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The Cap'n
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Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 23:32:29 | More by capn
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PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Jet black body, with a small tan head, no visible carbonation. 4

Aroma: Sweet chocolatey nose, lots of roasted malts, espresso coffee, and a slight smoked oak chips. 4

Taste: Initial flavours are incredibly sweet, with lots of milk chocolate, and caramel, almost syrupy. After this there is a move towards bitterness led by roasted coffee beans and and dark chocolate. The finish has a warming alcojol taste with a clingy smokey bitter flavour. 4

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and incredibly heavy. Very oily and slick, with a super smooth texture. 4

Drinkability: A high ABV stout with a good level of drinkability. There is a bit of alcohol in the finish but that is it. The flavours are slightly to sweet at the start but they balance out later on. Nice imperial stout. 4

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 10:18:37 | More by PartyBear
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crossovert

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Comes in a synthetic-corked green bottle. 12.7 oz, 13.1% alc. Served lightly chilled.

Pours pitch black with a dense brown 1 finger head that doesn't recede and leaves a thick lacing. Very nice on the appearance.

Smell is fragrant with cofee and chocoalte. Very nice dark and roasty malt character. Some sweetness in there too. Alcohol is heavily present in the nose, no sign of hops though.

Rich mouthfeel, not too carbonated, huge coffee and alcohol bite. Large amounts of sweetness here too. This is one massive tasting brew, perhaps too powerful. The alcohol needs to be a little more hidden this one is too boozy it almost reminds me if a sweet doppelbock clashed with a coffeee infused RIS.

This beer seems like it would have around 1000 calories, it is one of those beers that you can't possibly down more than 1 of. It is good but could be better and a bit less astringent.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 00:45:08 | More by crossovert
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BobbyBeerman

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The caged cork released without much energy from within. Pouring from the green bottle to my glass it appeared black with a hint of dark brown. The brown head disapated quickly leaving a thin layer that hung around throughout the entire drinking experience and produced a decent amount of lacing.

S: Roasted malts and coffee are the big up-front aromas. Chocolate sweetness follow up. No real detectable hops or alcohol smell to it.

T: Wow!! I would have thought there would have been more of a coffee note on the leading edge but I get sweet instead. Letting it warm up a little brings the coffee closer but the sweetness is still really present and first on the palette. Still no real alcohol here.

M: Oily and creamy. Now I feel the alcohol with a little bit of the burn as it goes down. Thick heavy bodied. Could use a little more carbonation to lighten it up.

D: I am a fan of stouts. While I do love the experience of trying this one I'm not sure if I'd add it to my favorites list. It is a little higher alcohol content that I'd like (granted it is an Imperial) and a little too sweet for me. I could see this pared with something... Vanilla ice cream would be good. But, on its own, I feel as if it is a little too much. I cannot fault it because it fits the style of Imperial Coffee Stout well.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 01:42:00 | More by BobbyBeerman
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erz316

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

custom 12.7 floz bottle into la chouffe snifter. cant tell what the date on the cork is.

A - man, is that a beer that doesnt want to make any foam or what? a real hard pour makes almost zero head, the only bubbles are really from the vigorousness of the pour itself. the head is a light khaki or tan colour while the body is completely and utterly black, no light getting in whatsoever. there is also a couple chunks of yeast at the bottom. lack of head is a real bust for this beer, it doesn't even try to put in the effort.

S - well, it definetly smells like a coffee imbued stout. the top notes are of strong, very strong coffee and alcohol, with a kiss of chocolate (probably some of the best coffee smell since founder's breakfast stout). good roasted element to the nose. ultimately the nose is too weak, but the coffee smell is too good to give it lower than a four.

T - you would never know this brew is 13% abv, it is too drinkable and smooth. the initial taste is brown sugar like malts, and some serious licorice flavour, mild coffee flavour, some minor alcohol makes a burning impression if one can get the drink to the back of the palate without swallowing. the brew tastes a bit too sweet at some times, (but just head to the finish to get that out of the picture) the almost cloying sweetness mixes quite well with the coffee and hop bitterness to even it out as the brew is held in the mouth. the finish is amazing: the coffee flavour comes out and blends so incredibly with some warming burning alcohol; the bitterness is a bit less pronounced here as it gets overwhelmed with the coffee taste and there is no real sweetness to which one can compare it. the aftertaste is coffee, maybe also a bit roasty.

MF&D - the feel is very slick and almost oily. this does not work very well with that cloying sweetness, whenever it chooses to come out: it makes the drinking experience a bit unpleasant. there is a serious lack of carbonation, it is at the bare minimum. but the way that they mask all of that booze is amazing, and despite the odd sweetness at times, I would have another if it werent 13 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 00:59:14 | More by erz316
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yesyouam

New York

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller Black Hole is a solid black beer with a dense, brown sugar colored head that leaves excellent lacing. It has a smokey aroma that's slightly sweet. It kind of smells like a barbeque. It's full bodied; smooth, with a clean finish. The flavor has notes of smoke, barbeque, roast, vegemite, something a little spicy and something a little sweet. This thing is like a complete meal-- very unique!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 18:13:02 | More by yesyouam
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GRG1313

California

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe that this is a current release of spring/summer 2009. Date on cork (synthetic) is blurred.

Pours a dark black with a very thin dark tan head. A quick swirl gives a lasting single layer of big bubbled head.

Nose is initially a huge Hershey's chocolate assertive nose that pretty much stays there, rich and strong, with hints of sweet coffee and candi sugar. A hint of whiskey.

Mouthfeel is thick, rich and creamy. Big bold mouth that tastes like a rich chocolate coffee dessert, with long lasting bittersweet dark chocolate and sweet espresso flavors. If you like the chocolate, coffee "sweeter" stouts, you'll love this one. It is big, rich, thick and bold.

Finish has bitter chocolate and bitter rich espresso.

A bit of age would be fun on this one as it may integrate and mellow and even soften and richen these bold flavors. I like this to sip after dinner in lieu of coffee or with a rich flavorful dessert or bold cheese. A very distinctive stout, all about huge coffee and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 09:44:03 | More by GRG1313
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Oisin

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Sweeeet! In a bad way. Just way too sweet. Can't say much about this beer other than it is just very sweet. My tastebuds are in shock. Let it be known that I find most RIS's to be as sweet as I would ever like a beer to be. Alesmith's Speedway is the absolute limit of enjoyable sweetness in my opinion.

My overall impression of this beer is that it is unbalanced, cloyingly sweet and undrinkable.

This beer just fails to live up to its huge potential and becomes a challenge to drink.

Complexities in the nose were promising. Fragrance was reminscent of everyting boozy and rich and sweet--very promising for an RIS.

In short, not worth the $14 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 03:56:40 | More by Oisin
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Pencible

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2006 vintage ("Best by 14/08/11"). This poured opaque dark mahogany with nearly no head. It smelled very complex like muted coffee and sweet raisins and bitter dark chocolate, with some molasses and licorice and dark cherry, along with a bit of alcohol and plastic (from aging). It tasted like smooth coffee and bitter dark chocolate, with some smokiness and sour cherry and tobacco, and a bit of plastic. It was watery with no carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this beer had tons of depth and complexity, with so many scents and flavors that all played off each other nicely. The body was thin for my taste, but the alcohol was fairly well hidden (probably due to aging). But this is certainly a beer to sip and contemplate and enjoy. I'm curious how this beer is fresh, but it's very nice after 3 years.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 17:58:00 | More by Pencible
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jnn4v

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by date on the cork is 14/08/11 which I'm guessing means August 14, 2011. Served out of the bottle, into a tulip glass.

A: Pitch black, with only the slightest hue of brown showing in the corners when held up to the light. Looked medium viscosity when poured. No head, at all.

S: So potent. Coffee scent jumps out of the bottle when uncorked. Now that it's poured... absolutely wonderful. Rich and complex scents ranging from dark chocolate to molasses to licorice race through the nose. Coffee and even maybe raspberry liquor scents are evident.

T: Coffee, smoke, and a hint of chocolate on the first sip. Almost seems barrel aged from the smoky flavors? You can tell this bottle has a few years on it from the lack of carbonation, integration of flavors, and a slight "plasticy" taste. Overall incredibly strong tastes and challenging to the palate. This is not for everyone.

M: Due to the strength of flavors it's hard to take a sip big enough to get an accurate gauge for mouthfeel. Fairly thick. No carbonation.

D: I may or may not be able to finish half of this 12.7 oz bottle (fortunately, I'm splitting it with my brother). Interesting and enjoyable to taste, but not for gulping or lengthy drinking sessions.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 21:46:49 | More by jnn4v
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Mikkeller Black hole

Deep dark brown body, slim, but lovely cocoa/tan head. Nice.

Vast aroma, deep, dark, sumptuous, all kinds of richness. Whoa, licorice is here, deep, dark, rich molasses, ...wow, wow, it hits and it hits. Mmm, rich dark malt, chocolatey, coffee tinges, too...beautiful, smooth, lovely...

13.1% ??? Really? Great Magilla Gorilla! Why? Oh,why not...I guess...Pretty intense, awfully amazing...over the top. But, hey, that's what it's all about these days, eh?
Well, go for it...go all the way...oh wow...

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 06:23:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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vacax

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL corked and caged green bottle with a synthetic cork. Dated on the cork, but rubbed off during extraction... oops.

Pours an unadulterated black with a very sparse brown head. What little head does exist encircles the glass with some of the finest microbubbles I have ever seen. The nose is a mesh of black French roasted coffee and a sweet plum wine, hinting of high alcohol.

Loaded with dark fruit (raisins, figs, plums) sweetness that is tempered with a large bite coming from a number of places: dark roasted coffee, hop bitterness, and probably some alcohol. This one definitely has a big kick, though the level of alcohol is masked in comparison to its warming presence. Coffee, figs, biscuit and a touch of flora on the finish. This is a coffee based imperial stout for someone who likes a warming bite and plentiful sweet dark fruits. Full mouthfeel with slick body and light carbonation. Body is actually a little lighter than expected.

This is a decent "extreme" coffee stout, though it is straightforward as a brew, something this big needs a little more complexity to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 06:04:40 | More by vacax
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Stavage

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a goblet, a very thick dark brown with virtually no head.

Smell was very intense- dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate- and the whole show has some kind of phenolic character to it. Smell suggests this stout will be richer than it is complex, not in a bad way.

Sweet. Very sweet. There are some rich chocolate flavours and a roast coffee character in there somewhere, but they are overwhelmed by the almost port like sweetness. This is followed by an espresso bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full and sticky and lightly carbonated. Works for me.

A little dissappointed, as this is one very expensive beer here and I was hoping for something a little more...exceptional. The sweetness is what ruined it for me. I could notice some very appealing characteristics in the beer but my palate was overloaded by that one aspect. The bitterness cut things up but it still seemed out of balance. This also made it less drinkable for me.

Saying all this I will buy it one more time and cellar it for a while. I can see how this beer could change completely with some ageing.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 10:16:03 | More by Stavage
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jamesm7485

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green caged and corked 12.7 oz bottle, odd choice

Pours your typical imperial stout very rich thick pour with no head

Smell is muted compared to the taste, bakers chocolate and very light coffee

very pleasant initial chocolate sweetness followed by coffee some heat and a bit of pepper spice flavor lingers for quite some time

Very smooth and coats the mouth quickly

The alcohol heat in the after taste and the abv drives this down to a 4, different than abyss, ten fidy etc but very much worth trying!

a year or two may bring some heat down

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 21:08:30 | More by jamesm7485
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jujubeast6000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 7/8/2009 (bottle dated 02/07/13):

Pours an extremely dark color body, maybe brown, with a tan brown colored head, very small. Strong sweet aroma, dark fruit, molasses. Enticing though, not offputting. Some coffee too, coffee grounds. Some bitterness from the coffee. Coffee taste, followed by some dark fruit, with a sweet coffee aftertaste. Not alcoholy, very tasty. Hides the alcohol extremely well. Somewhat of a dry aftertaste. Damn, this is good! Not a lot of variety of flavor, but this is really tasty. Sweet coffee and only a slight alcohol burn. Soft mouthfeel, somewhat thick tasting.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 23:59:21 | More by jujubeast6000
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clvand0

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark black color with a small head that falls quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is almost all coffee. Some hints of dark fruit, chocolate. The flavor is very intense with the roast malts. This is extremely sweet, almost too sweet. Hints of cocoa, but almost all coffee in there. Touch of alcohol. The body is very thick and coating. The drinkability didn't do so well with me on this one as the sweetness was too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 16:40:05 | More by clvand0
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brendan13

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from the 375ml corked, caged and foiled bottle into a snifter an extremely dark brown with a couple of centimetres of coffee coloured head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - A strong aroma of dark fruit, burnt brown sugar, some sweet chocolate as well as some earthy & medicinal notes.
T - Quite an intense mixture of sweet dark fruit, bitter dark chocolate & large dose of roasted coffee. Some honey hints and earthy qualities.
M - Quite sweet & sticky, full bodied. Minimal carbonation. Quite a strong burnt bitterness.
D - An intense beer indeed. Something worth trying and I'll possibly buy more to cellar but not something I'll be drinking with regularity.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 11:09:16 | More by brendan13
Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.