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Black Hole Barrel Aged Cognac by Mikkeller
American Double / Imperial Stout
17.40 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 12/16/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
96 3 11 19 5 10 2011
Even brown pour relaxing quite black in the goblet with a massive fluffy crown of dark tanned foam lushing up to about two fingers high. Lots of layered sheets of lace coat the glass.

Upon opening this I knew I was going to like this nose, and a closer whiff indeed brings me immediatly to love it! Wow, amazingly set dark depth in alcoholic notings that bring both the cognac aging and some nice bourbony sweetness as well. All that sitting tremendously well blended with a dark sweet chocolate covered raisinyness. Some maple and vanilla hints as well as some low ended cookie dough.

Taste is just as immaculate; very nice complexity and girth to its flavor profile. Huge amounts of twisting bourbony sweetness and dark cookie dough stuff. A bit roasty in areas, but not overly so. Good amounts of vanilla and maple sift into a warming finish with leftover raisin, date, and cinnamon touches off the end leaving a warm cookie dough sensation. Nice!

Smooth, soft, and succulent medium body; quite warm, filling, dark, and sweet with just the right kind of alcoholic touch that shows its 17% without being a problem to its flavor.

Wow! A fantastic cognac concoction of a brew. No surprise really as Mikkeller knows how to make some of the worlds most uniquely and finely crafty tasty brews.

Served In: Goblet

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