Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Black Hole Series (Part III)

I picked up a bottle of Mikkeller Black Hole aged in Cognac barrels while in Denver to complete the series of reviews and decided to share it with my buddy Adam. The beer pours a black color with a lofty and frothy tan head with some lacing on the glass, a similar trait when compared to the previously reviewed beers in the series. The aroma consists of sweet cognac, chocolate, oak, vanilla, toasted malts. The taste is dry and very cognac-forward with a bit of chocolate and vanilla sweetness. There is a dry alcohol infused finish with some oakiness. The alcohol content is 13.1% ABV. I believe that the Cognac version of the Black Hole may have been my favorite, as the alcohol was right on the front end but not too heavy handed, and it provided a nice warming dryness.

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