Black Hole (Cognac Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by thetastywort:
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.
A: Almost lives to the name, but has a nice dark tan color against the light. Coffee-colored head with great lacing.
S: Immediately hit with the cognac. The chocolate and vanilla aromas quickly follow with nice earthiness. Absolutely beautiful and opens up as it sits.
T: Sweet and roasted flavor with nice chocolate and vanilla flavors. Boozy finish of cognac with coffee bitterness. Although, very smooth and warming.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely a sipper.
O: A great beer that would be great for a sampler with the other variations. It’s too early to tell since this is the first one I’ve tried. Could possibly be my favorite of the bunch. Very complex and just a great RIS. I would buy again, but $$$$. After I go through the other variations, I’ll cross my fingers and hope my local store still has whichever is my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2011 03:07:26 | More by thetastywort
More User Reviews:
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 144 ratings.