Black Hole (Cognac Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by peensteen:
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Premier, part of the blind Black Hole tasting.
Near jet black, nearly one finger of brownish tan head, some lace on the glass. Smell is roasty with some oak and vanilla notes, coffee and chocolate, light alcohol, cognac spirit scents are there but fairly subtle. Taste is quite roasted with some coffee present, lightly sweet cognac notes, oak, chocolate and vanilla, more coffee and charred notes in the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied, good feel with a nice overall weight. Solid stuff here, not as good as Black Cognac but still very nice, would have this again but would take the Black if I had the choice.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2012 18:42:21 | More by peensteen
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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.