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Black Hole (Cognac Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Black Hole (Cognac Edition)Black Hole (Cognac Edition)
BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
158 Ratings
Black Hole (Cognac Edition)Black Hole (Cognac Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
158
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a deep black color with little visible carbonation.

Smell - The scent of leather radiates from this one with the smokiness of the stout.

Taste - In terms of the stout profile, this is pleasantly smokey. The overall profile has huge leather notes with red grapes and chocolate. The promised honey and vanilla have disappeared in aging. The leather red grapes continued in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - My one complaint is the feel. The viscosity is more like a black lager than a stout.

Overall - This bottle was enjoyed side by side with the tequila verson. Tequila won.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This is 5 or 6 years since bottling.

A: Pours black and leaves a half finger of tan head which quickly fades to a tan rim around the glass.

S: Delicious spiced cognac, licorice, plums, dark chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate, oak, a touch of smooth heat, vanilla, honey, cognac. Very smooth.

M: Low carb but enough, creamy, full body.

O: I'm impressed by this one. Really smoothed out and without any oxidation. Very nice and drinkable with a complex array of nice flavors.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light fizzy head, dark brown color.

Nose light, muted, faint chocolate and roast, faint cognac booze.

Taste smooth chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee boat, faint cognac, little booze, little bitter spicy hop

Mouth is med bod, light carb.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of incubuscience
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of vegas1211
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Il. This beer smelled as good as it tasted. It was the 2011 version and the flavours held up quite well. Notes of vanilla and toffee followed by bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice thick mouthfeel and smooth finish. Overall one of the better brews Ove had from Mikkeller.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Black Hole (Cognac Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 158 ratings
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