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Black Hole (Tequila Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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Black Hole (Tequila Edition)Black Hole (Tequila Edition)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 19.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

(Beer added by: rudzud on 07-01-2011)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with a nice thick and heavy medium brown head atop it. Fades extremely slowly. Leaves thick frothy lacing behind as well as an island of foam.

S: Intense fruity sweetness, especially raisin. Lots of tequila, molasses and honey. No alcohol burn surprisingly. Don't really get much in the way of roasted malt other than a bit of chocolate. A touch of oak? Very unique smell, not surprising since I've never had tequila-aged anything before. Molasses are especially strong as it warms up.

T: Whoa, what an unusual brew. Lots of super sweet molasses up front and throughout the brew. Some honey and tequila mixes in as the sweetness fades. Roasted malt kicks in briefly with a huge surge of char and a bit of chocolate which fades into the aftertaste. Just a hint of vanilla bean in the lingering aftertaste. No indication to the alcohol content.

M: Heavy, slick and smooth. Not as heavy or syrupy as you would expect for the ABV.

O: Unique for sure. Never had a tequila-aged beer. This was actually surprisingly good. Very strong aromas and flavors so it's definitely not for a beginner. Tequila adds a nice aspect to this brew. The main thing I didn't really like about this beer was the lack of roasted malt character. It gets drowned out and it's more like a crazy barleywine with the intense sweetness and molasses. Otherwise, quite a complex and unique beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 05:55:37 | More by Dope
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Black Hole (Tequila Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.