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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
Black Hole (Bourbon Edition)Black Hole (Bourbon Edition)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 19.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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: gford217 on 05-27-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

a77cj7, Saturday at 07:32 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

olradetbalder, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Wow I cant believe this beer is rated so low... I think this bottle is from 2010; no cork just a cap. At 13.1% with quite a bit of age this beer is super smooth. The coffee and bourbon are dominate in the long lingering taste. Tastes quite a bit like aged KBS in my opinion. No sharp bitterness like many Mikkeller stouts.

FranzBC, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Boston_Steve, Aug 16, 2014
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zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
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KAF, Jul 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

appetiteforparis, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ncelauro, Jun 29, 2014
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2.1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

Roguer, Apr 20, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

beergoot, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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jriggins6, Oct 14, 2013
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orangesol, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jkane101, Jul 14, 2013
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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.