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Black Hole Sun - Black Market Brewing Co.

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88
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: gregmoscetti on 10-19-2012)
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22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: Pitch black, very thick oil like, sticks to the glass like oil, no lacing, head dissipated very quickly, no carbonation after the pour, head died within 1 minute. The head was brown while it lasted.

Smell: Big roasted malts, very big dark fruits, licorice, just a really big smell. Surprisingly for a 15% beer I am not getting a lot of alcohol on the nose.

Taste: Big roasted malts on the front, a slight bitterness in the middle, some chocolate, coffee roasted notes on the end, some alcohol burn in the aftertaste. For a 15% beer this is really smooth, a lot of the flavors just blend really well.

Mouthfeel: This is a very thick stout, oil, no carbonation after a few minutes, just a really thick stout, there is an oily coat on the palate.

Overall: I am very impressed with this beer, it's simple with the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice flavors in the beer, very thick, I am not getting an overwhelming alcohol burn, it's there. This is a big stout, not for the weak, vey heavy. Worth a try but get ready for a big beer.

Catracho5, Oct 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from ScottO in a recent box. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Thick, sludgy black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, creamy, mocha colored head with very good retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a nice full cap. A ring and dots remain but leave no real lacing down the glass. Great color and head, but no lacing, unfortunately.

SMELL: Big, roasted nose with lots of roasted malts, piles of pure, dark chocolate, some molasses, light coffee notes and cream. Very roasted with some charred and burnt grains.

TASTE: Quite a bit more charred and boozy than the nose had lead on. Burnt and roasted grain up front with some sweet molasses and tobacco up front. Quite flavorful. A big finish of roasted and charred grain, sweet molasses, boozy brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate and mild hints of tobacco lingers on the palate. Boozy and flavorful for sure. Lots of residual sugars probably.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine with a burn at the swallow and finishes slightly sticky. Heat lingers. Boozy for sure, but full and creamy.

OVERALL: This is really good. It's definitely got a big alcohol punch, but that never gets in the way of the big flavor profile this one brings to the table. The charred malt flavor and tobacco give it a European twist, though it is never as offensive as some of the Danish examples can be. Very black, interesting and complex flavor profile, and a solid feel on this one. One worth checking out if you get the chance. Thanks again ScottO. Recommended.

Jeffo, Feb 24, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BigTuro for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

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Black Hole Sun from Black Market Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.