Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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2.1/5 rDev -44%
First off: worst cork ever.
No head from a turbulent pour - just the barest rim of dark brown bubbles around the edge. A bad sign. Brew is jet black.
Big bourbon notes, as well as an aspirin smell, chocolate malts and cacao, and roasted barley. Bourbon is overwhelmingly strong.
Bourbon, chocolate malt, and sour oak. Not good. Not good at all. I'm sure it's infected or died somewhere along the way.
Flat and lifeless. Reinforces the infected/dead indications.
What a shame - one beer, high expectations, and right down the drain. If I get a good bottle later on, then I'll revise my review appropriately. Right now, all I can go off of is a dead, flat, probably infected bottle.
04-20-2014 19:54:04 | More by Roguer
4.21/5 rDev +12.3%
Intense black body with a thick, creamy, sticky, light tan head; sudsy clumps of foam clinging to the glass. Deep, sweet chocolate aroma infused with cocoa and anise; crème de menthe. Big, sweet and bitter milk chocolate with a noticeable bourbon-barrel undertone; sharp, boozy aftertaste. Rich, heavy mouthfeel.
The bourbon barrel aging really shines through on this one and does a fine job complementing the deep, rich malt sweetness. There's a deft softness to the taste and flavor that is nicely offset with a good, boozy sharpness. Balanced and complex throughout.
03-27-2014 01:35:54 | More by beergoot
Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.