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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

604 Ratings
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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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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titty_mcbitty

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Thick black with no light coming through the glass. Medium thick tan head.

S: Sweet sweet chocolate, raisins, and booze.

T: Super sweet sugary chocolate, prunes, raisins, licorice candy, cherry syrup, booze, coffee bean, espresso. The flavor is too sweet and boozy for me, not like a solid tasting stout.

M: Thick and velvet like but not a heavy thick- more so a smooth thickness. Very cloying.

O: A bit of a disappointment due to the extreme sweetness and booze that shines through a little too much. But it's complex in flavor no doubt and the mouth feel is pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 03:12:42 | More by titty_mcbitty
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-30-2014 05:43:32 | More by ilikebeer03
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unmarked bottle at 55 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of coffee with hint of alcohol
Head large (6.5 cm), light brown, rocky, slowly diminishing to a partial layer with a 0-10 mm edge.
Lacing present as small islands and archipelagoes
Body dark brown with slight reddish tinge around edges
Flavor of weak stale coffee without the bitterness, actually somewhat sweet. No alcohol, no malt, no hops, no diacetyl. Ends slightly sweet and flavorless.
Palate medium to full, lightly creamy, carbonation soft.

Not a bad example of a coffee stout, just a little weak in flavor. The 13.1% ABV is well hidden – I don’t even have an alcohol afterglow in my stomach.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 12:41:22 | More by Ozzylizard
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2014 12:20:20 | More by firstlighthiker
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-21-2014 03:28:14 | More by afsdan
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Cris4545

Indiana

5/5  rDev +31.6%

03-11-2014 22:53:16 | More by Cris4545
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stephensinner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2014 04:20:27 | More by stephensinner
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Goatboy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-07-2014 22:34:56 | More by Goatboy
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-07-2014 17:09:40 | More by VeganUndead
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-07-2014 05:42:04 | More by Lare453
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-01-2014 12:20:35 | More by JJStout83
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themind

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-28-2014 23:48:07 | More by themind
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Anatole

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-24-2014 13:25:42 | More by Anatole
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Medium sized, thick, mocha head with good retention. Think but thick layer stays on top for the ride, leaves quite a lot of fine lacing. Dark, dark brown, can't see through. Looks good.

Smell: Some dark fruit, black berries; dates connected with sweetness. Roast stands out the most with light dark coffee, milk and bitter dark chocolate notes. A pleasantly balanced mix, nothing really overwhelms. Something refreshing about it, like it a lot. Light alcohol notes come up, when it warms up, but nothing too distracting.

Taste: Medium roasted sweetness with milky chocolate that goes into dark and light coffee. The light sweetness that comes through is surprising and does it good. There is a sour part that keeps it fresher. This part is most noticeable right before the end - very smooth and appealing light sour with black currant, black berries. Also some tart, maybe with some help from the high alcohol contend (alcohol itself hardly to detect). Ends with medium roasted (and some light coffee) bitterness accompanied by light-medium sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Full, smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Gets almost sticky when time goes by.

Overall: Was expecting it to be a lot sluttier, but the balance and flavors were smooth and in line. The specter of notes is rich already, would really like to taste some barreled version of this one. A fine example.

Bottle 2 years old.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 11:02:41 | More by tmzl
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-15-2014 23:53:40 | More by Jasonrm72
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-15-2014 07:27:48 | More by Poupae
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-14-2014 08:26:32 | More by gillagorilla
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-10-2014 16:05:43 | More by fellowrs
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mercysbane

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-08-2014 23:42:53 | More by mercysbane
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-08-2014 20:49:38 | More by windypete
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-04-2014 18:43:50 | More by dataylor21
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-23-2014 18:21:16 | More by DRTBrewster
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-22-2014 23:39:39 | More by threedaggers
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2014 18:04:47 | More by Jah_Json
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-19-2014 04:48:54 | More by adamdarcy
Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
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