Black Hole (Tequila Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by Misanthropy_Sipping:
4.1/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bought this a little over a year ago and actually shared one with a good friend when it had come in to us. I seem to have enjoyed it much more then than now. Even though it is still good, it is not quite as mind blowing as I remember.
But, it still is good.
Black Hole explains the colour... I don't think we need to go any further.
Body is pretty thick, heavy, but now absolutely dense. The carbonation is very fine and helps keep this from being a slab. Almost creamy.
Smells of rich dark fruits, very bitter dark chocolate, and a very interesting long booze/alcohol. It is almost unpleasant because of the high alcohol scent. But there is something reassuring about it. It's breeched the 13% though, so what do you expect?
Taste is instantly honey and liquor sweet. This quickly shifts into sweet raisins and almost a fresh fig taste. Then comes coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of vanilla and a bit of oak. A nice even roastiness. Then tapers into the bitter coffee and chocolate tones with a hint of tequila. This was what I remembered about this beer. The tequila was VERY distant and hard to recognize at the end. At least for me. The booze tend to mask it as well. Booze coming in mostly toward the middle to end, warming the whole mouth... which is actually very pleasant with the creamy body.
Booze that is very warm but not abrasive and competing.
Overall, good to have that one last bottle, but if I could attain this once more in my life I may just pass it over. It was a bit pricey and not as drop dead amazing as some beer that I have had at similar costs.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 04:48:08 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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4.01/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in tulip, from bottle, 49°F
Didn't realize this was a discontinued beer when I recently purchased it. Have been loving Bourbon Barrel beers, and thought "Tequila Aged" sounded intriguing…
A: Black, half inch dark brown head. Great sticky lacing though the session.
S: something different, floral, sweet, hint of coffee… but almost an antiseptic finish on the nose as well.
T: upfront with sweet, astringent, and bitter(?). hard to describe, but I keep on sipping….
M: cloying, thick, and asking you to drink more.
O: different, yet still familiar. Very much a nice change from the bourbon barrel aged items. Glad I tried it, and wish I had gotten two when I found these at 5-points in Athens, GA recently.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 04:28:10 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
Black Hole (Tequila Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.