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Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 30
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

beerforpresident, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PTEdelman, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deepest black color, black hole is an appropriate name, not even light ray escaping. It made a two finger thick caramel head with medium retention but keeping a constant plate.
Really nice and bold aroma, truly balanced meaning roasted notes don’t offset hopping and other nuances. Notes of licorice, espresso, cocoa, earthy and citrus hops, pine, wood, powder milk, grapefruit and some dark fruits.
Sweet flavor of lactic acid, piney and citrus hops, molasses, honey, coffee, licorice, vanilla, red fruits and oats. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering roasted note.
Full creamy body with low carbonation. Definitely does not feel as 13.1% abv.
Good beer with great looks and smells, very lactic and a tad overly sweet though. While it was cold, citrus and piney hops was refreshing its bold and complex flavors and it was really pleasant. Still I enjoyed trying it.

FLima, Jul 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

SoxFan, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

amstokesdb9, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

beernads, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Wayne17, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Absolutely gorgeous appearance this has a deep yet bright black body and a creamy dense foam head.

The aroma is lactose-sweetness, with a tinge of boozy sherry, brandy and creamy marshmallow.

This starts sweet and boozy with a cloying liqueur and port like flavor. The further into it I went the lactose-sweetness began to grow and it was only counter balanced with a very port like alcohol. Far too cloying and boozy for me.

The feel is thick and full with a nice creaminess but it's hurt by the strong booze.

I love a stout but this took sweetness and alcohol way too far.

KYGunner, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

zonker17, May 23, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 vintage.

Pours jet black with a frothy chocolate head that dissipates into a ring of foam.

Aroma is boozy, with notes of chocolate dominating the underlying roast character.

Flavor is sweeter than expected. Chocolate dominates into the finish, which is slightly charred. Sherry notes add complexity.

Body is very smooth and fairly thick, with minimal carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

A little overly sweet, but a good nightcap. Like the rich chocolate notes.

barczar, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Dewsby, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

humpty1602, May 18, 2014
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heysuz, May 18, 2014
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ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
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Zaphog, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cultclassic89, May 11, 2014
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bkeller04, May 11, 2014
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tree777, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.