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Black Hole Sun - Black Market Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gregmoscetti on 10-19-2012

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Photo of BlackNote
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophead86
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is just big, heavy, sweet, and delicious.

Photo of dvmin98
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super boozy right off. Lots of bitter chocolate. Thick and chewy. Becomes very sweet as it warms, but not off-putting. Solid offering. I soloed this thing and was glad to not share :P

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braden
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMM0414
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an extremely heavy stout with an extremely high alcohol content. If you love stouts then this is about as good as a stout gets.

Photo of Bonis
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rothobinide
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA on 12/16/14

Poured a deep, dark, inky black with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

Aromas were subdued compared to what I was expecting, plenty of spice and cocoa but not super-pungent.

Flavor is complex yet drinkable - too drinkable. This beer is 15% ? You would have no way of telling until it hit you later on. Some syrup sweetness but it's not too much, very little alcohol burn, mostly delicious cocoa and some pecan pie.

Goes down smooth. Too smooth. Dangerous. Fabulous. One glass was plenty for me.

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin dark brown head that leaves a thin ring around the glass and light lacing. Big aroma of dark toasted malts, molasses, cocoa and licorice. Flavor follows aroma, bit molasses, licorice, dark dried fruit, chocolate, finishing with very concentrated flavors, as if figs, dates and molasses were reduced to a thick liquid. Medium to heavy bodied with some creaminess. A big, fully flavored imperial stout. Although it is warming, but flavors are so dense that the monster ABV is well covered. It took a real effort to pace myself to not drink this too fast. A beer equivalent of a liqueur. The dark malts are somewhat buried by the other flavors, but an interesting flavor profile sets this apart from other RIS. Nicely done.

Photo of CaptainPancakes
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BG24
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of taknight
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of 45nDown
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Josh_951
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Kimchi270
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Black Hole Sun from Black Market Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.