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Black Hole (Peat Whiskey Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Black Hole (Peat Whiskey Edition)Black Hole (Peat Whiskey Edition)

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by gregc on 05-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

yes this is old, and sure its not for everyone, but these ratings are not objective and offensively low for this beer, even now. its one of the more intense barrel variants i have had of it, but why order or but a beer aged in scotch whiskey barrels if you dont like scotch whiskey? this was incredibly still from the tap (yes the tap! how cool!), syrupy thick, and chewing tobacco brown, not as black as i remember others being, but equally dense, thats for sure. lots of peat on the nose, iodine thing makes it seem a little medicinal, especially with all the booze, which hasnt mellowed much over time. i like the way the whiskey makes this more smokey and less sweet, there is a great earthy richness to this, and even though what i could taste of the honey in the original is gone, its still pretty complex. the coffee doesnt taste as old as i think the beer is, but its less a factor than are all the dark grains, slightly burnt, dark raw chocolate, and an real espresso bean nature. the iodine and peat smoke overtake this though in the taste about midway through, and even though there is some chocolate and vanilla in here, its all scotch whiskey by the finish, which you either love or hate. i like how much the barrel influenced this one, and would have loved to try it when it was brand new, but dont let the reviews and low scores fool you, if you like the whiskey, you will like this beer. another weird one of a kind brew from mikkeller!

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Photo of Resuin
3.92/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz bottle poured into a snifter. I believe this is about 5 years old.

A: Pours black and leaves a brown head of a couple fingers that fades away relatively quickly.

S: A lot going on. Big peat for sure. Also some dark chocolate, ash, plastic, slight oxidation. Lots of character.

T: Similar to the nose. Huge peat, smoke, ash, dark chocolate, hint of coffee, plastic. Definitely a slooow sipper.

M: Medium to full creamy body. Low carb.

O: Definitely an interesting beer. Very intense. If you don't like peat/islay scotch you definitely won't like this. I enjoy it as a sipper - there is so much going on, and it picked up so much influence from the barrels.

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3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.91/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.04/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.09/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

nothing wrong with this one. maybe when it came out? tasting fine now.

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4/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not really understanding all of the hate on this one.

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2.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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1.59/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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1/5  rDev -64.7%

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4/5  rDev +41.3%

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1/5  rDev -64.7%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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Black Hole (Peat Whiskey Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 171 ratings
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