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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 20.27%
Wants: 13
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
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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Black Hole (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.