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Black Hole (White Wine Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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3.84
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
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Black Hole (White Wine Edition)Black Hole (White Wine Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of nickthetick
4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: pours an opaque black into a tulip with a half finger of light brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass for the first third of the beer then nothing.

S: chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet toffee, french roast coffee, bourbon, leathery, a hint of vanilla and caramel.

T: wow! There's a lot going on here. In fact as much as the nose and a grape koolaid/ blue curacao flavor that is the most interesting part of this beer. Wonderfully sweet, with chocolate, toffee, caramel and vanilla notes. There are so many things going on with this beer that you don't even notice the hooch-y-ness. A nice fig and date flavor is left on the tongue.

MF: not as heavy as I would have expected it, but still heavy, very astringent, warm/ almost hot, and dry.

O: if I had the chance I would buy a couple bottles of this. Its a great beer that is great fresh, but I also imagine I would be great with a few years on it. I really hope I come across this again, and if not I might have to start trading.

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Photo of gford217
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle.

Pours like the rest of the series- pitch black with a hefty tan head that recedes quickly and leaves a ton of lacing.

Aroma is definitely unique vs. Some of the whiskey editions as there is some fruity white wine and rape notes with heavily roasted malts, chocolate and bitter coffee.

Taste also a lot of wine character, especially up front with the fruit notes. The oak really hits grad in the finish, leaving the driest finish of any of the series. In between are the trademark Black Hole characteristics of heavily roasted black malts close-to-burnt caramelized sugar and bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel is drier than the others and comes across a little lighter than the others due to the white wine barrel.

This is towards the bottom of the list of the series for me as I don't really care for the mixture of white wine and impy stout. Still, I enjoyed the experiment of the wide variety of barrels.

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Black Hole (White Wine Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.