Black Hole (Cognac Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.97/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pour: Jet black. Three fingers of brown head that lasts forever. Leaves lacing all over the glass. Beautiful lacing that sticks all over the glass. Gorgeous beer.
Smell: A little smoky, sweet and caramelly. Molasses, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Cognac makes its presence known.
Taste: Caramel, brown sugar, and molasses kick things off. Undertones of vanilla and dark fruits. Chocolate and smoke come in force in the middle.. A little woody and smoky, slightly spicy in the finish. Long, smooth, full finish with notes of coffee and bitter hops. Alcohol disguised very well - I can't even notice it in the taste. Warming though.
Mouthfeel: Thick, cteamy, and smooth. Low carbonation. Imagine sipping on some nice, thick latte or something.
Drinkability/Overall: Dangerously drinkable. Incredibly smooth on the way down, like sipping some fine liquor. Amazing bold flavor and drinks way too easy for the ABV.
Final notes: Perhaps the best beer I've ever had. Expensive and worth it. Only a handful of bottles in the world, I lucked out to come across some. It's highly unlikely I'll come across something like this again. Absolutely amazing.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2011 03:04:19 | More by bagpiper2005
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4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Il. This beer smelled as good as it tasted. It was the 2011 version and the flavours held up quite well. Notes of vanilla and toffee followed by bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice thick mouthfeel and smooth finish. Overall one of the better brews Ove had from Mikkeller.
Serving type: on-tap
12-01-2013 15:32:05 | More by vegas1211
4.53/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A great beer- so well balanced and complex. A lot going on here, but it's so seemlessly integrated and smooth. Part of the reason is that is has some age on it, which tends to mellow things out a bit. You certainly can't tell that this is 13% abv. When first opened, I noticed the cofee and the honey quite distinctly, after a bit the coffee has faded a bit and the honey is more mellow but still distinct. The cognac notes continue to linger, but as a back- note and harsh at all. It serves more to underline the mellow roasty notes of the coffee and grain and add a roundness to it all. The vanilla and honey cancel any lingering sourness from the coffee and grain and add a welcome modicum of sweetness. Just lovely all around, and maybe smells even better than it tastes.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 03:19:44 | More by Georgiabeer
Black Hole (Cognac Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
93 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.