Black Hole - Mikkeller ApS

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661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 31
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006)
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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a foiled, caged and corked, green 12.7oz bottle into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a nice, one fingered sized coffee ice cream colored head. The head leaves somewhat quickly and no lacing is left.

Aroma is quite fruity. Plums and raisins. There is also a tangy sort of aroma that seems to be a bit off. Not a whole lot of coffee or chocolate that is typical in this style of beer. The slightest bit of sweet chocolate maybe and some red-wine-like alcoholic aromas.

Kind of syrupy and sweet. I do get some good chocolate and coffee in the flavor profile, but again, there is a tanginess reminiscent of a sour candy. Slightly mouth puckering but in the wrong way. Thin and watery and very dry. Just a mess.

An acrid flavor in the finish really makes this one a below average beer. I had it once and that will be enough. I didnt enjoy this one and with so many awesome Impy Stouts out there, I will pass on this one in the future.

Photo of bkilpatr
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a pint glass. 05/29/08. Bottle is corked (synthetic) and caged with silver foil. Looks like the cork has 14/03/11 on it, but it's not very clear. Cork came out with hardly a pop.

Pours completely pitch black. A thin layer of brown head forms , which quickly goes away. Very odd aromas. Lots of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, as well as raisin, cherry, alcohol, and fruits. Interesting mix of aromas.

Taste is very intense and mostly follows the aroma. Roasted and burnt malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cherry, raisins, grapes, and figs. Kinda tastes like red wine mixed with stout, which during some sips works well but not always. Very hot from the alcohol. Nice and sweet up front with lots of fruity flavor. Very bitter and dry finish with hops, coffee, and chocolate.

Feel is a bit on the thin side with a decent amount of carbonation. Surprising considering the lack of 'pop' when the cork came out. But it is a bit sticky which is nice. Drinkability is a bit lower due to the high alcohol (13.1%), and heat from that alcohol.

A very interesting stout. I don't know if I'd classify this as an RIS. It's different than any beer I've ever had. A bit expensive (~$10), but it's worth a try.

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

This is another crazy insane creation from the kooks over at Mikkeller. The experience is intense, eye-opening... it's weird. Not as weird as Black, mind you. But close. Pours an intense black with very little head (i mean, 12.5%) Aroma and flavor, in no particular order: Vinegar, roasted grain, smoke, sausage, fruity esters, chocolate, coffee, raisins, alcohol, rubber, toffee, oxidization, vanilla, caramel.
Mouthfeel is alcoholic, vinegar-like, but thick with low carbonation.
This beer is more drinkable than black, but only just. really, sorry for all the comparisons, but that's the only beer I have to compare it to. This is a must-try if you're near a place that still has it. Good luck.

Photo of peabody
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out black with coacoa colored suds two fingers worth.
Smell is strong charred malt with a fruity raisin/plum aroma. Behind that is the chocolate and the coffee. Just a tad of alcohol smell is present here.
Taste is cough medicine with a burnt coffee flavor. A watery maltyness followed by a fruity
raisin flavor with a coffee aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is pretty oily. It's harsh at first but calms down and becomes cleansing and mellow.
Drinkability is low here because of the 12.5% abv.

Photo of deepsouth
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours just like the name. it's a black hole. a thin brown head left quickly. this beer looks oily.

this beer smells BIG of coffee. i also pick up chocolate and butter.

this beer tastes very BOLD. coffee, alcohol warming, although well hidden for 13%. i also taste chocolate. not as complex as i expected from a mikkeller stout.

the mouthfeel is full bodied, bold, oily, chewy & sticky.

this beer is a sipper for sure. it's good for a split and i doubt i could handle more than one of these by myself.

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours ebony with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee & toasted malt, some dark fruit

T: Black patent malt, coffee, booze hotness & dark fruit up front. Rich chocolate, toasty malt, carob, & singed grains as this warms. Finishes with dark chocolate, coffee grounds, dryness & touch of booze

MF: Oily, semi-chewy, low carbonation, but doesn't quite say RIS to me

Drinks pretty much like a 12.5% RIS, if you can stand the booze hotness up front, you have a nice nightcap, Let this warm up a bunch, got better as this did. Pricey; not a bad; a nice take on the style, coffee fiends might appreciate this quite a bit. Would go great with brownies or chocolate chip cookies

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tayner for this extra from the wants list!

Foiled artificially corked caged zipped locked welded bottle. No pop or smoke upon opening (shudder) Pours opaque black with decent tan head that leaves pretty good lacing. Nose is mostly burnt coffee and alcohol. Taste is pretty good with some coffee, not as much as I thought there would be. Some chocolate, but I would like much more in here. roasted malt, a bit of vanilla, some good hop bitterness on the finish. There is some dark fruit in here. quite hot yet. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side for the style, and drinkability is limited by the alcohol heat. A good brew certainly, but needs a couple years in the cellar to cool the F*$@ down. I am liking mikkeller more and more, but I'll take a beer geek breakfast over this any day of the week! Good brew though.

Photo of msubulldog25
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12.7 oz. (green) caged/corked bottle wrapped with silver foil, a 'stout brewed with coffee'. Poured into a snifter. Lists as 13.1% alc/vol. on the label. A very faint '14/03/??' on the cork; picked this one up around Dec 2007/Jan 2008 and tried on 27/04/08.

A: Extremely dark, virtually black. Barely any head, maybe a 1/4" of light tan cream, rapidly disappearing to a thin ring and star-shaped scattering of film.

S: Husky dark aroma of lightly sweet/lightly smoky. Lovely spiced cocoa aroma, traces of cherry, vanilla. Coffee is not as evident as expected. Excellent layered effect, sweetness and bitterness intermingling.

T: Rich dark chocolate and espresso coffee roast - 'wow' inducing initially. Acrid coffee with a brash, but temporary, tartness. Dark roast gives way, at times, to vanilla, pit fruit, toffee, and a trace of oak. Has its strong points, but lots of lingering coffee bittering and a burning rubbing alcohol in the nfinish limit the enjoyability.

M: Velvety to the nth degree; viscous, syrupy almost. A coating fullness in the mouth and a long-lasting bittersweet coffee/chocolate drags on for many minutes. Alcohol warmth is a slow burn...

D: A good example of an imperial stout; Mikkeller should be proud iof what they've accomplished with this one. Huge coffee bitterness and a mouthfeel that's so rich; very few RISs will be able to compete with this richness. Still, it's so big that drinkability can't be more than 'good' and a heated alcohol; slow sipping over an 90 minutes +/- is all I can muster. If you find it, grab some for a try.

Photo of hero27
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12.7 oz bottle.
13.1% abv

I guess BA tells me this is my 600th review. That really made me realize how much money I've spent on beer over the past 4-5 years...yikes.

Artificially corked/caged 12.7oz bottle...silver foil wrapped around the neck.
Pours a very dark mahogany..solid tight-knit head of tan foam that seems pretty comfortable sitting on top..recedes slowly to leave uniform sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma is a combination of earthy nuttiness & burnt malts.
Bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee (with a shot of whiskey) round out the flavors. Wow, this is boozy...distractingly so. I really like the earthy malt aspect of this beer, but the alcohol just jumps out at you with each sip, so the other flavors can't shine like they should.
Carbonation is about right, and this is certainly a full-bodied beer, but it is really dry in the finish and the alcohol bite lingers on for some time.
Overall, this is a tasty brew, but a bit harsh...it *might* improve with a year or two of aging, but I have a feeling the alcohol might be even more prevalent later down the road. A bold stout from Mikkeller, but the alcohol could be taken down a notch to smooth things out.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a dark and shiny black with a woody tan collar.

Smells of dark chocolate and sappy green wood with a touch of camp fire. There's a slight green hop here too to round things out. There's a dry coffee base along with a ton of alcohol.

Tastes of dark chocolate and fades perfectly into a tasty coffee. An astringent dryness takes over. There's pure alcohol here that stings the roof of my mouth. Ouch!

Feels thin, light, dry and painful.

I really didn't enjoy this beer, but it was spared the drain.

Photo of dnichols
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a silver topped caged and artifically corked 375 ml bottle into a chalice.

A: It poured a shiny, inky black body with a dark brown modest head. The head receded to a ring around the collar and there was scant lacing.

S: This RIS is all about the coffee. The bottle indicates coffee was an additive and it is noticeable from the first whiff. The smell is strong with an ethanol aroma overhanging the liquid. there were hints of roasted malts and dark fruits but the coffee and alcohol overwhelmed those aromas.

T: IT opened with a bitter chocolate flavor reminiscent of bakers chocolate. There was a noticeable lemony zest flavor that was quickly overcome by a burnt coffee flavor that reminded me of a pot of campfire coffee after hours of brewing. It finished warm and fairly clean with a bit of bitter aftertaste.

M: It was full-bodied with a acidic bite and warm and tart finish.

D: It packed a massive coffee flavor that was somewhat over the top. It could use a tad more balance to make it a more sessionalble brew. As is it is a one and one beer. Interesting but not one I'll lust for.

Photo of Trueant1
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/black. Has a nice dark tan head that leaves great lacing paterns.
Lots of giant chunkies floating within.

Smells smooth. A smooth blending of hops, alcohol, burnt malts and chocolate.

Exceptional taste. A great "burnt" espresso taste that is IN YOUR FACE but very good!!!
Grapes, chocolate, alcohol, bitter asperin, and many other flavors in there...buy this one and see!

A little thin for how huge flavored this beer is. Lots of carbonation.

Drinkibility is on the border of a sipper. How nice is this on?
Buy it and try it!

Photo of JDV
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Ty5592. Thanks!
Pours dark black with some light brown tones during the pour. Medium but quite short lived tan head for an Imperial Stout. Smell is quite obviously nicely hopped for the style, with a nice dry roastiness coming in as well. Some alcohol in the nose as well as a bit of aspirin. Taste is dark and roasty, somewhat dry chocolate like and hoppy as well. The alcohol is slightly noticeable but it comes off more like a minty freshness in the mouth and warming in the chest than hot alcohol. Quite pleasant for 14% and very drinkable. Carbonated a bit more than average for the style aiding in drinkability. As it warms, I definitely get a bit of the aspirin like chalky medicinal bitterness too from the hops. That definitely detracted a bit and kept it from being a fantastic beer, yet it is still good.

Photo of StoutHearted
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer impresses from the start: the color is pitch black with a thick, 2-inch, cocoa head. The smell is all hops, no coffee. But the taste is where the coffee jumps out at you: it tastes of a coarse grind dark roast with a gritty, dark chocolate aftertaste. The brew is smooth and rich, and its drinkability changes little through warming up; it stays solid all throughout.

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12.7 oz. bottle with silver foil, 13.1% ABV, and a rubber cork. A stout brewed with coffee, most excellent.

Into an nonic, pours a pitch black with a velvet smooth dark tan head of a half inch thats lasts for just a bit. The lacing is subtle. The aroma isn't. The chocolate is dark, the malts burnt and fantastic, roasted coffee grounds, quite nice.

Taste, its strong. Quite strong, both in taste and alcohol. The coffee is on, the malts quite roasted, hints of chocolate and molasses. Its the kind of beer that one can both love and hate and any sitting, because its the kind of overpowering beast that can be your favorite one night and your bane the next.

The mouth is fairly full, very warm, smooth. Right now, I'm lovin it, big time.

Photo of BlindPig
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- 2" mocha head on a pitch black body.
S- Chocolate, burnt, dark fruits, black currants, hints of mocha, alcohol, and almost some oak?
T- Big burnt and roasted flavors that really just cover the whole mouth. Dark fruits are not very well hidden in the burnt body. Light citrus hops do show themselves, mainly in the aftertaste with a light bitterness. Coffee flavors show themselves throughout drinking it, and they seem to come and go as they please. Oak seems to come through too. I wouldn't be surprised if part of this is BA. Alcohol comes in a little strong on the tongue but only leaves a light soothing warmth in the chest. Aftertaste, you are left with a dry bitterness from the burnt malts and coffee, very faint citrus fruits, dark fruits around leaving a nice touch on the roughness of the burnt malts.
M- Full body, light oily, low carbonation.
D- First sip I wasn't blown away, but the more I drink of it the more it grows on me. I think it's a nice solid IRS that has a really complex flavor and a burnt malt body.

Photo of lightindarkness
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sprinkle for providing this one to try. 12.7oz, caged, synthetic corked, foiled - mostly just a lot of work to get to the beer inside, no pop, no fizz.

Pours a deep black with a dark tan frothy head. Head doesn't last too long, but long enough to look good and leave some generous lace on the way down.

Nose is very intriguing, with a chocolaty liqueur scent riding on warm burnt wood and coffee. Earthy organic smells are really very nicely presented with some faint aromatic smoke and warm spice. So far I really like this beer.

The taste, while great, is surprisingly hollow compared to the nose. The same flavors are present as aromas, but in lesser intensity and character. Begins with full round malt that lightens to a very smoky warm wood flavor that sits really high on the palate. Toasted and burnt grains are present, but left wanting for depth and substance. Finishes with a coffee aftertaste and more intriguing burnt grains. Despite the want for more intensity, I'm really pleased with the overall flavor of this brew. Unique in its smokiness and character, not overbearing or intimidating, this is one really nicely drinkable imperial stout.

Feel is relatively dry, washing pretty clean off the palate with each sip. Very mild mouth coating for the style, with some thickness toward the end of the sip. Honestly, the body and feel really well match the smoky quality of this beer, kind of light and elusive, but with a strong and very notable presence.

I find this to be very drinkable, due to the intriguing and not overly intense taste, as well as the well controlled feel. I think I really like this beer a lot. Too bad I likely won't get more. ABV is nicely disguised but worth noting.

Photo of jaxon53
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served this at cellar temperature, in a snifter, from a 12.7 ounce corked and caged bottle wrapped in silver foil. Heard alot about this. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

Appearance: Pours out a spent motor oil black, possibly one of the blackest stouts I've seen. Seems to pour on the thick side. A somewhat vigorous pour resulted in two solid fingers of creamy, mocha colored froth. Great head retention that leaves behind some thick trails of lace.

Smell: Slight hints of coffee, black coffee. A bit of dark chocolate goes well with the thick roasted malt aroma. Light caramel and english toffee add to the nose. All of this is rounded out by a nice whiff of hops.

Taste: Strong bitter coffee flavor is noted first. Has almost a charred wood character to it. A tiny bit of chocolate with a bitter hoppiness. Has almost a sour boozy flavor that warms as it goes down. A bit strange in my opinion, but not bad. Seems like the warmer it gets, the better it tastes.

Mouthfeel: Has a pleasant, rich, thick mouthfeel. Coats the palate leaving behind some lasting flavors. A bit of fizzy carbonation is felt on the tongue.

Drinkability: Suffers a bit from the big ABV. Definitely a sipper. Not bad overall, but doesn't live up to the hype in my opinion.

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to ThorsHammer for this brew.

12.7 oz.
Silver Foil
Caged/Corked

Poured into a tulip a dark brown/blackish color, minimal carbonation, very nice creamy one-finger plus tannish head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing around. The nose is malty, soury/tangy, slight coffee, and caramel. The taste is malty, sour/tangy, some coffee going on with some caramel. The sourness is really making a big presence in this one. The alcohol is present, not too well hidden. Full body. Drinkable, not bad, but I was expecting alot more, since all of the hype earlier on. Recommended though.

Photo of joepais
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into a sniffer produces a coco head that lasted momentarily and fizzled out to a ring of lace around the glass. All this on top of a Jet black body
Aromas of sweet malts chocolate and coffee and some alcohol there as well
It tastes like boozy coffee with some chocolate thrown in for good luck. Way to much alcohol in the flavor
It's a sipper for sure but I'll pass on this one again
This turned into a drain pour, just couldn't finish the last of it Reading thru the reviews its almost like there is two different brews here. hard to believe there is such a swing in the opinions on this one

Photo of Floydster
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12.7 ounce bottle purchased from Liquid Soltuions in Oregon for about eleven dollars, said 13.1% ABV on the bottle, split with a few friends last night, poured about four ounces into my Three Philosophers glass

A-Black color with absolutely no light shining through, 2/5 inch mocha colored head that was rather creamy, stuck around for close to five minutes, some nice retention and lacing

S-Coffee, dark chocolate, espresso beans, dark berries, roasted malt, some kind of hoppiness, coffee was dominant and the rest of the aromas were pretty weak for the most part

T-Started off with a big coffee flavor, burned malt in the middle, some dry hops in the finish, got some toffee and caramel later but not too much, mostly coffee still with a hint of cherries in the middle, aftertaste remained dry and a little tart, could have used some sweeter malt to balance out the dryness, coffee was overpowering in the taste as well, did not go down very easy, especially with the booze in the finish towards the end

M-Dry and roasty mouthfeel, good level carbonation, thick and full body, taste lingered a long time, had some bad cotton mouth after this because it had such a dry sensation

D-Could not drink much of this, maybe the bottle individually but that might be pushing it, not smooth, super high in alcohol, you can taste it too, super strong

Been wanting to try this after hearing all the hype about it and it was a good RIS but not one of the best I have had, especially at its price, strong coffee presence almost made it seem like a porter, would drink again if I got the chance, recommended

Photo of cokes
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

13.1% Best before per the cork: 15-08-11

Very near black, opaque ink with scant burnt ruby edge. The head is a solid brown with decent (given the potency) rise.
Scented of molasses, vanilla pod, pinot noir, spiced rum, coffee, and spearmint. The vanilla and wine traits are particularly loud.
It enters with a dark roasted coffee that is quickly enveloped by wine. Tannic and jammy and fudgey. It brings oak and strong vanilla, which only is bolstered as it progresses toward prune and molasses and soy sauce. A shearing dried leaf, alkaline, and wintergreen hop bitterness tries to clear it out and balance things, but is cut short by cannon shots of vanilla-tinged dark rum.
Yes this is monumentally boozy.
The mouthfeel is bindingly big, yet thinned substantially with slick ethanol. Hardly any carbonation to note, but any present would be too drunk to do much.
This is beyond intense and almost flavored to a fault. And it's not particularly complex, as the big players here are so monolithic as to squeeze out any space for nuance. Coffee is drowned out to a degree, but vanilla shines through boldly and brashly. It's also as vinous as any.
It's hard to rate with any sort of baseline. It's unique and unapologetic....and almost certainly overly so. Don't enter this with visions of roasty coffee stout; think instead of Merlot spiked with rum, vanilla liqueur, cigar ash, and molasses.
On any given day, I'd be as likely to hate it as I would be rapt with it.
On the good days, it's a great nightcap, if only because it bludgeons the mouth and anesthetizes the head.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours nicely, black and bubbly, a thick creamy mocha cap of melted ice cream on top. Some thick sheeted lacing above the collar.

Aroma - some roastiness in there, a faint bitter chocolate, hints of coffee, but nothing really jumps out of the glass. Good but disappointing at the same time.

Taste - lots of roasted malt and right now. A touch of char but not overly burnt. Intense coffee flavor and while not exactly stale, it does have a dated flavor to it. The swallow has a twangy bit to it, whether that is hops or coffee bitterness I cannot tell. Alcohol moves in big now as well, fumey and potent. The finish is still coffee and charred malt. This beer is certainly big at 13.1%, and it holds things together just enough.

Mouthfeel - thick and lucious, as I hoped it'd be.

Drinkability - I'm usually a sucker for a coffee brew. This is okay, but given the dated flavor of the coffee, cellar time may make that worse as coffee wouldn't really improve with age.

Photo of bjoyce12
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours beautifully and with a nice fizzy dark brown head. Coffee aroma hits you right away. Can also sense the alcohol in the scent. That's the killer with this brew: the 13% ABV. It's way too much and it's not covered up by the taste and depth. If they were to rachet the ABV back down to 8-9%, it would make this an outstanding Russian stout. As it is, the burn comes through in the aroma and taste and overwhelms all the other good attributes.

Photo of ryrust5301
1.38/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a foil wrapped 12oz. green bottle into a snifter

Appearance - On the pour the beer seemed to be slick as it built up in the glass. Took quite some time for the head to form, but in the end it came through as a brown 1/2 finger tight head.

Smell - A very bitter coffee smell, sweet cherries, and an over the top warm alcohol.

Taste & Mouthfeel - WTF? An extremely bitter coffee taste right off the bat. Smooth on the first taste, but then turns a gross ass sour tangy on the tongue. Absolutely putrid! On the swallow an alcohol taste takes over that is way to strong in my opinion. It had the consistency of a smooth oil in the mouth with a lite carbonation. No real flavor to speak of. Just a sour, tangy, warming coffee horrible taste is left in your mouth. Doesn't that sound delicious!

Drinkability - Use this brew to start up your lawnmower. This beer has no need to be passed through the human body.

Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.