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Black Whole - Cigar City Brewing

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Whole is a multi-dimensional ale that takes many twists and turns similar to our daily lives. It has a big chocolate expression with moderate caramel notes, complex toasted to biscuit notes and hints of clove and black licorice.

Black Whole is a tribute to El Chupa Cobras, a mathy indie band from Montgomery, Alabama.

(Beer added by: VaTechHopHead on 07-24-2011)
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz into a tulip. A beer for a Alabama indie band? I like this already.

A: Pitch black, very bubbly two finger brown head. Doesn't seem to have all the consistency of such a big dark beer.

S: Notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a sweet pungent candy overtone. That must be the licorice.

T: Straight after the nose. large chocolate and burnt toasty malt before caving to a tangy licorice candy flavor. Quite distinct.

M: Highly carbonated for the style. Unique tackiness i'd expect with a porter, while still alot of fizzy bubbles in the mouth.

D: CCB continues to entertain with this offering. While it's not something I'd necessarily crave, it's certainly unique and enjoyable. An indie beer for a indie band.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 13:55:04 | More by ncfranklin
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-04-2014 23:32:29 | More by DustinSWB
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BierJager89

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:23:02 | More by BierJager89
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Bartos

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-16-2014 16:12:12 | More by Bartos
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-11-2013 00:55:04 | More by Andreias21
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Spider889

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-06-2013 14:51:15 | More by Spider889
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-02-2013 23:51:28 | More by TKEbeerman
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CJS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-02-2013 19:45:50 | More by CJS
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-01-2013 04:36:22 | More by craftbeerasian
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cardsfan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-06-2013 02:32:37 | More by cardsfan
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sendsilk

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-25-2013 06:18:58 | More by sendsilk
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-20-2013 23:53:09 | More by beernads
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paulgarrison

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-17-2013 17:32:22 | More by paulgarrison
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2013 21:38:37 | More by nrbw23
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RayUF07

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-24-2013 02:06:42 | More by RayUF07
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scotv

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-18-2013 01:22:51 | More by scotv
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-09-2013 23:42:30 | More by DonFrap
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MADPolo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-06-2013 19:27:28 | More by MADPolo
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:18:20 | More by KickInTheChalice
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2013 17:40:58 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-19-2013 05:24:20 | More by oriolesfan4
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manutdfan

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-27-2013 17:51:30 | More by manutdfan
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-14-2013 14:49:10 | More by harpus
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2013 14:37:59 | More by leftstagebrew
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Black Whole from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.