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Black Hole (White Wine Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Black Hole (White Wine Edition)Black Hole (White Wine Edition)
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
120 Ratings
Black Hole (White Wine Edition)Black Hole (White Wine 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:
52
Ratings:
120
pDev:
15.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of kevindp9
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light fluffy head, pitch black.

Nose big dark choc, roast, nougat, little wine, caramel

Taste little roasty, nougat, bitter dark chocolate, bitter roast and bitter earthy hop, faint wine, touch barrel.

Mouth med bod, light carb, faint booze.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black liquid, dark brown head. This looks imperial like Star Wars. Aroma had plenty of roast, ashiness, mild vanilla, oak and bitter coffee roast notes. The white wine barrel all gave it some levity (and maybe some of that vanilla).

Taste is a good juxtaposition of the harsh, roasty, ashy, thick black malt notes along with the high carbonation and light effects of the white wine barrel notes. Good mouthfeel for something so big abv. The addition of the white wine/barrel will definitely leave you reaching for the antacid.

There's a lot of hate for this beer, but I think, price aside, its a good beer. The bottles are far from cheap, but in the Mikkeller world, they're not bad considering even their 12oz ipas are $7.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cath
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JSBILK
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hangya
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hopstout
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mikkeller Black Hole White Wine, bottle at Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn. Glad to revisit this and re-review the "5" rating I gave this beer previously. Consumed on V-Day 2014.

Appearance: Still and thick, a tad mysterious. A thin line of pervasive head. Oily like soy sauce and a reduced balsamic. Beautiful lacing.

Smell: So unique! Barrel, wood, wine, sourness. Oak. Licorice, bitter chocolate. Acrid sweetness, like a bowl of fruit left out on the table for the whole summer. Coarsely ground coffee.

Taste: Tart and vinous, I don't get that sweetness others write about. Coffee, smoke roastiness, dirty chimney. Charred bacon. This ought to be the best sour-weird stout ever

Mouthfeel: Low in carbonation, as expected (this shit is old!). Full, creamy dark rich flavor and body. Well balanced, neither super rich nor too thin.

Overall: Super drinkable, feels more 9% than 13%. Unique, special. Love!

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

nice big stout here, mellow on alcohol content for such a strong beer, and the white wine has faded some im sure with the age of this, but perhaps it never impacted the beer too much, maybe it was too big to pull much from the wine barrel. either way, its dark chocolate nearly black, on par with many other big stouts from mikkeller. the nose on this is coffee forward, with the honey and vanilla also contributing, but in much more subtle fashion. the roast of the malt is heavy, and there is an oak element from the barrel for sure. this is a huge stout in taste. its layered with coffee and booze and dark chocolate and sweet honey. not a ton of vanilla to the taste, but there is a soft fruity flavor that could be from the white wine, but it doesnt have that acidic feel to it they usually do. this one seems a little less well put together than some others, maybe its the age, but it comes across oddly yeasty and bitter. even though its really interesting and tasty, its just a step below mikkellers best work. full body, smooth coating mouthfeel, long bitter finish laced with booze and oak, mildly bitter. fun beer overall, id like to have tried this when it came out to compare how much the white wine contributed, but it wasnt much in this older bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GOGRANDE
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Black Hole (White Wine Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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