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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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DustinSWB, May 05, 2014
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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.

BierJager89, Feb 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Spider889, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TKEbeerman, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

CJS, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

craftbeerasian, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

cardsfan, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

sendsilk, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

paulgarrison, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

nrbw23, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

RayUF07, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

scotv, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MADPolo, Jul 06, 2013
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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.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mendvicdog, Jun 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

oriolesfan4, Jun 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

manutdfan, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

harpus, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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