Black Hole | Mikkeller ApS

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Black Hole is what Mikkeller is all about. Daring, vulgar and extreme. From the very beginning Mikkellers goal has been to push the limit and with this warming, intense imperial stout, a new chapter in the Danish beer history has been written. The high bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt and alcohol, creates a good balance which makes Black Hole an explosion of nuances, but also leaves a feeling of a perfect and complex beer – in the heavyweight category.

Ingredients: Water, malt, roasted barley, flaked oats, dark cassanade, honey, hops, coffee, vanilla and ale yeast.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,942
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
806
pDev:
16.23%
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 22 oz Yoda pilsner glass. Pours a very dark chestnut with a massive 3 finger tan head that leaves behind wisps of webby lace.

Smell is grainy alcohol, roasty coffee, deep dark chocolate, vanilla, and some pipe tobacco.

Taste follows nicely dry strong coffee, dark dark chocolate, and alcohol upfront with some leather, tobacco, and vanilla in long lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, moderate carbonation as you would expect, dry for sure, and a sipper for sure, that will warm you up on Christmas day.

Overall this is a very nice stout, the alcohol is upfront, but the flavor is very complex.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Short Review. It's ok, but it's not really what I was expecting at all, I thought the coffee would be highlighted, but it wasn't and instead it had lots of boozy. hoppy and dark fruit flavors, I felt like the flavors didn't work together that great and in the end the booze got to be a little overpowering, I'ce had beers that were much stronger that didn't taste as booze, so this one might need some major age, I'm not sure about and I can't say I would recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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Photo of Jeffwise
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black color with a nice tan two finger head... Sticky lacing left behind as it fades away. Smell is awesome, you get some sweetness almost a bitter chocolate smell followed by a nice toasty, nutty, malt mixed in with a slight hint of coffee. Kind of refreshing to find a coffee stout that doesn't smell like a cup of joe. Taste is very smokey.. You get a lot more roasted malt than coffee although the coffee you do get is straight, no sweetener, bitter coffee. I dig it. On the backside you get a slightttt feel for the 13% alcohol but very smooth in my opinion for what it is. I can't find a reason why this beer isn't in the low 90s. The feel is exactly what you'd expect in an RIS. My only complaint is the high price tag but then again... There aren't too many kind priced mikkeller beers where I am in Pennsylvania.

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Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 806 ratings