Black Hole Sun | Black Market Brewing Co.

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gregmoscetti on 10-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is just big, heavy, sweet, and delicious.

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Photo of Rothobinide
4.86/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA on 12/16/14

Poured a deep, dark, inky black with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

Aromas were subdued compared to what I was expecting, plenty of spice and cocoa but not super-pungent.

Flavor is complex yet drinkable - too drinkable. This beer is 15% ? You would have no way of telling until it hit you later on. Some syrup sweetness but it's not too much, very little alcohol burn, mostly delicious cocoa and some pecan pie.

Goes down smooth. Too smooth. Dangerous. Fabulous. One glass was plenty for me.

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Photo of penginpunk
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Uscjojo
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought 10oz glass at Black Market Brewery. This RIS was formerly sold under the
name Black Hole Sun, but now is named Dimitri.
This pours black with 1 finger dark brown lace which quickly disappears.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, ans malts.
The taste is amazingly sweet chocolate, followed by vanilla, and ends with light bitterness
from the malts and hops. The bourbon is not to strong for a 15% RIS.
This is also a very thick chewy stout. The bourbon coats your palate nicely.
This is a very good Stout. I will be buying some bottles when they come out.

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Photo of Bcarson7287
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of JMM0414
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hophead86
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braden
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pure black pour. Big beer. Molasses amazing. Hides the 15 Abv well. Really great RIS.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is sweet, oaky and toasty. Reminiscent of Parabola. Taste follows suit but is DEFINITELY hot. The taste is sweet and chocolaty. Some light wood and vanilla. Tollhouse cookie dough. A year or 3 in the cellar would make this excellent. Mouthfeel is creamy and full.

Overall is a 4, but when you consider the price in comparison to -bal arms race, I cant help but love it a little more.
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1 year later, this beer is spectacular. Rich and complex, with the bourbon taking a back seat and the wood shining through. Heat is felt without being tasted. It's like the richest chocolate brownie in a glass. If I can stumble upon more of this somewhere, let me know. I'll buy a bunch.

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Photo of alecvdpoel
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Josh_951
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of James_Cody
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of 45nDown
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BlackNote
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FosterJM
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1698th Review on BA
Bottle to Black Market Pint
22oz

Shared by Vince at Steve's house

App- Holy hell this is black as shit! I will say almost the darkest stout I've seen. Good dense center, black color with only a slight edge color reduction. A few bubbles but not a head really. A few dots of cling.

Smell- This is a good deep aromatic stout. Even in a pint glass the rich malts are there and balanced against a bakers/dark chocolate with a small booze. Very rich and decadent on the nose.

Taste- WTF!! How can 15% be this smooth. It's very creamy and dark chocolate forward. The rich malts are sitting there just being mellow and paired with a whip cream like flavor. Huge chocolate for days. Jesus this was good.

Mouth- A large and full body with a low and creamy carbonation. Residual, malts, chocolate and whip cream like flavors.

Drink- well 15% is really FN good! So well layered and balanced and not boozy at all! I have no idea what they did, but damn it was good.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super boozy right off. Lots of bitter chocolate. Thick and chewy. Becomes very sweet as it warms, but not off-putting. Solid offering. I soloed this thing and was glad to not share :P

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Black Hole Sun from Black Market Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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