Black Hole | Mikkeller ApS

Black HoleBlack Hole
BA SCORE
68.1%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 796 ratings
Black HoleBlack Hole
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:
#12,248
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
796
Liked:
542
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
16.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
126
Trade:
10
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Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TravisMason
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rw1992
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Herky21
1.64/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlzm
2.28/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Consumed on January 26th, 2016 from an undated, corked and caged bottle. The synthetic cork was very difficult to remove; the seal was solid and tight. When I finally got it out, I was rewarded with only the tiniest little pop. Uh-oh...

Beer pours very dark brown with lighter brown highlights. Thin and totally still with zero carbonation.

Aroma is watery coffee and thin, dark malt. Quite unimpressive.

Flavor is off: thin and weak coffee, thin and weak dark malts, slight acidic/sour edge. Slightly boozy and with traces of musty prunes. Not good in any way.

Tired of the word "thin" yet? Sorry, but I can't think of any other word that describes the feel of this beer better. Still as tap water as well.

Overall, this 13.1% brew did not age well. Either drink fresh (and good luck with that, as there is no date on the package) or just steer clear altogether. This is not the first time I have had this beer and also not the first time I did not like it.

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Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHerninko
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is Stephen Hawking's birthday today so to celebrate I had a Black Hole from Mikkeller. I love Mikkeller. They have a lot of different kinds of beers with all kinds of flavors. I go there everytime I visit Copenhagen. However, even though I thought this Russian Imperial Stout was good, it is not one of there top offerings.

It has a black beautiful hue and and a brown thick head and a nice sweet coffee aroma. The taste is a mix of coffee, dark chocolate, and fruit. Unfortunately it is also boozy. Still it was overall good.

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Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elumbeer
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Too hoppy for my tastes (and for a RIS)

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sculls65
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good
Smell is decent enough for a big stout. A little boozy.
Taste falls short. Almost a mouthwashy flavor. Won't be rushing back for this one.

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Photo of BrewSTL
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KristaRph
1.72/5  rDev -55%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Photo of Dave2234
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Into my nonic, it pours a gentle dark brown almost close to black and gave the same color body with a beautiful two inch creamy tan head, slowly dieing into beautiful lumpy valleys and leaving beautiful sporadic lacing. The smell is centered around strong notes of milk chocolate, coffee and some slight hops come in as the beer warms. The taste takes all of those flavorings to make an awesome sweetness rolling around in my mouth. The palate is heavy with an absolutely perfect smooth creaminess. Overall, I was not expecting this, but this beer is superb for its style and spectacular to me.

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Photo of kwkdmk
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Hole from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 68.1% out of 100 with 796 ratings
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