Black Hole (Tequila Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Black Hole (Tequila Edition)Black Hole (Tequila 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 rudzud on 07-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace.

S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, oak, agave, tequila, vanilla, some dark fruit, and some booze.

T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, oak, tequila, agave, some vanilla and dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The tequila adds some nice complexity.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark cola, body seems somewhat thick and head is a bubbly tan.

S - Ripe dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate & sweet honey. It does come across as boozy though.

T - Sweet molasses & rich honey at first. Midway you get roasted malts, some char (I expect this after a few of the others) and a somewhat floral tequila mix at the end.

M - Medium body & low carbonation.

O - It's a very sweet stout that doesn't keep my attention or really wow me. That being said it's still pretty solid.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought this a little over a year ago and actually shared one with a good friend when it had come in to us. I seem to have enjoyed it much more then than now. Even though it is still good, it is not quite as mind blowing as I remember.

But, it still is good.

Black Hole explains the colour... I don't think we need to go any further.

Body is pretty thick, heavy, but now absolutely dense. The carbonation is very fine and helps keep this from being a slab. Almost creamy.

Smells of rich dark fruits, very bitter dark chocolate, and a very interesting long booze/alcohol. It is almost unpleasant because of the high alcohol scent. But there is something reassuring about it. It's breeched the 13% though, so what do you expect?

Taste is instantly honey and liquor sweet. This quickly shifts into sweet raisins and almost a fresh fig taste. Then comes coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of vanilla and a bit of oak. A nice even roastiness. Then tapers into the bitter coffee and chocolate tones with a hint of tequila. This was what I remembered about this beer. The tequila was VERY distant and hard to recognize at the end. At least for me. The booze tend to mask it as well. Booze coming in mostly toward the middle to end, warming the whole mouth... which is actually very pleasant with the creamy body.

Booze that is very warm but not abrasive and competing.

Overall, good to have that one last bottle, but if I could attain this once more in my life I may just pass it over. It was a bit pricey and not as drop dead amazing as some beer that I have had at similar costs.

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Black Hole (Tequila Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
3.68 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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