Black Hole (Cognac Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by danieelol:
4/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With thanks to IBS
Pours a dark black, though not as thick as I'd like, with nice head and lacing.
Smell is a lot like BA George! Faint Frangelico. Molasses, coffee, chocolate. Subtle milk/fruits. Almost get some herbal, tea-y notes.
Taste is chocolate, rounded fruity maltiness. Have had the Bourbon iteration and this is quite distinct. Strong notes of hazelnut, caramelised chocolate and coffee. Faint hops.
Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery for my preference but does have some sugar thickening it up. Somewhat of a harsh and astringent aftertaste. Faint drying alcohol.
Overall a nice beer. Coffee comes through more in this version, not sure if that may be cause this is fresher.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2012 16:46:49 | More by danieelol
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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 142 ratings.