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Black Hole (Rum Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
78
okay

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 23.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 05-25-2010)
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12.7oz green glass (mini-champagne) cork and cage finished bottle. No date.

Appearance: Pours a cola-black, no light passes through this black hole. Some coke-like tan head fades quickly.

Nose: Not like any other beer I've smelled...Lots of agave-like notes intertwine with Honduran rum (drier, lighter style). Freshly ground coffee grounds, and more tequila smells. Must be the honey plus rum barrels? But in the end, that coffee always wins over the attention. Ever had coffee candy, the ones with caffeine? That's the aroma here.

Palate: Medium- to full-bodied and rich while bitter. Like casually sweetened black espresso. Super complex, wow. The flavors revolve from the sweetness of the rum oak to the bitter coffee to an almost ethereal floral note way out on the finish. The barrel notes are up front but the vanilla is a beautful segue from the wood to the coffee.

Notes: The nose is a little too aggressive for me with the rum plus honey equals tequila smells thing. Outside of that, this beer is f-ing outrageous. Complex is an understatement. And even if you don't like it, you have to appreciate the dense level of flavors and how they all take their turn and fade neatly from one to the next.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 05:29:50 | More by SFLpunk
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Didn't see the vintage indicated on the bottle.

A - Pitch black with almost no head. Carbonation appears very low.

S - Huge char, vanilla and rum aromas with some cocoa and molasses notes.

T - Charred oak, vanilla and molasses notes dominate. Come cocoa and roast notes are secondary flavours. The ABV is well hidden. A light rum presence is noticeable but not as dominant as I would have guessed. A light coffee flavour is also present.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while watching the Florida @ Florida State game during Rivalry Saturday! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (proper!). Poured pitch black with a minimal tan head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, sweet alcohol, charred malt, subtle dark fruit, and subtle coconut. The flavor was of sweet malt, smoke, dark chocolate, dark fruit, wood, sweet alcohol, and coffee. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall pretty decent brew. I have had a few rum barrel aged stouts that I have really enjoyed in the past so I went into this one with high hopes. However, this one fell just a little short unfortunately. The rum presence was there in the aroma with the subtle coconut note, but was nowhere to be found on the flavor. The coffee was really the dominant/lingering aspect taking place on this one. Wish the rum would have pounded my palate on this one. Still a good brew that I would suggest trying fresher than I have.

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Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle. This is the final beer in the Black Hole series that I needed to try.

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Builds a dense, dark, creamy walnut head over a jet-black beer with dark walnut highlights. The head falls quickly, leaving a fine coating of lace and a quick swirl puts up a film on the glass.

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Black Hole (Rum Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
78 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.