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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

Black Hole (Bourbon Edition)Black Hole (Bourbon Edition)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 19.63%


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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Greywulfken

New York

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Mikkeller brew. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: pitch black ('natch) with a thick dark tan head that settled slowly but never completely disappeared

S: coffee, bourbon, molasses, cocoa - sweet and burnt

T: semi-sweet with some chocolate, maybe a little of the honey, and notes of the bourbon - Somewhere between North Coast's Old Rasputin and Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout.

M: a little sticky, no bitterness or bad aftertaste, the high abv is invisible - no burn or astringency

O: a very good beer - I hold the Old Rasputin in very high regard but have lost some of my enthusiasm for the Bourbon County stout, and this beer is a good middle ground between the two.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 13:20:41 | More by Greywulfken
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beergoot

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:35:54 | More by beergoot
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-21-2014 04:07:12 | More by afsdan
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-30-2013 23:56:42 | More by crosenkrantz
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-08-2013 03:09:00 | More by BillRoth
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-26-2013 02:03:52 | More by GRG1313
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jriggins6

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-14-2013 14:00:23 | More by jriggins6
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2013 18:01:29 | More by ari32
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

07-20-2013 05:57:19 | More by orangesol
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2013 14:50:41 | More by jkane101
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-11-2013 00:33:39 | More by WOLFGANG
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2013 05:48:19 | More by shelby415
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-17-2013 03:45:02 | More by jayhunter357
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-07-2013 17:46:24 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Rogorama

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-07-2013 14:54:07 | More by Rogorama
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-21-2013 19:54:50 | More by ajzy
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-20-2013 04:44:37 | More by megamass
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-19-2013 02:04:38 | More by MaseFace
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davey101

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-03-2013 03:43:07 | More by davey101
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace.

S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, some dark fruit, and some booze.

T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, some dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The Bourbon barrels add some nice depth and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 06:01:54 | More by ngeunit1
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-28-2013 03:49:31 | More by JMBSH
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BierJager89

California

4.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Literally black with a dark brown head. Perfect appearance for an imperial stout. Very deserving of the name Black Hole, a thing so dark it's blacker than black. It sucks light into an inescapable void, through the infinity of endless ages.

S: Caramel, coffee, vanilla, honey, roasted malt and a touch of alcohol in the nose. In short. It smells amazing.

T: Coffee, chocolate, honey, a lingering hint of vanilla in the finish. Bitter aftertaste of alcohol is unpleasant, but the beer is delicious.

M: Creamy, full bodied and quite smooth. Alcohol takes a bit away from the smoothness.

O: One of the best Mikkeller beers out there. Worth a try if you can find it. I still can, but according to BeerAdvocate it was only brewed once.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 20:01:10 | More by BierJager89
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-13-2012 21:40:41 | More by eawolff99
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-04-2012 06:12:14 | More by MarkyMOD
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer in a 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: 4.0 dark with light head
S: 4.0 a whole lotta bourbon and a little bit of dark malts in the nose of this brew
T: 3.0 very smokey and then bourbon.
MF: 3.5 smooth and slippery
O: 3.5 I love the bourbon but not too keen on the smokeyness. It was like being overwhelmed at a bonfire and smelling smoke in your hair the next day.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 19:53:13 | More by brewdude1982
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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.