Black Whole - Cigar City Brewing
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4/5 rDev +11.7%
A: Pours black with a brown head.
S: The nose is chocolatey and roasty with some dark fruit.
T: Flavors are chocolate, roasted malt, medium roast coffee, dark fruit, and some lighter fruits that make it a bit tart, but not uninviting.
M: Not velvety smooth, but not too over carbonated and close to full bodied.
O: Pretty good. Nothing too interesting, but it's worth a try if you can find it.
02-08-2014 06:23:02 | More by BierJager89
3.24/5 rDev -9.5%
From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
The beer does not gush out of the glass, but a huge frothing head nearly overflows the glass, causing me to need to make three attempts before I can pour the whole glass. The head fades to a moderate 1 cm head after a few minutes. As for the beer itself, it close to a black color with walnut brown edges.
Roasted malt and dark, bitter chocolate are the main components of the aroma, but Black Whole has a relatively weak smell overall.
The flavor has a bit more to it, but it is still fairly flat and mild. Dark, unsweetened chocolate and deeply roasted malt are the first flavors on my tongue. Some smoke, vanilla, and molasses add a bit of depth. The middle and end of the sip simply consists of these flavors continuing, without anything new going on. The finish has a lightly dry bitterness.
There is a huge, bubbly carbonation that feels out of place with this style of beer. It has a slightly chalky dryness toward the end of the sip. The body is a little light for the ABV, but it still has a little bit of body to it.
This was just too light in flavor and seemed to have a few shortcomings that would prevent me from grabbing this again.
07-02-2013 01:18:20 | More by KickInTheChalice
Black Whole from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.