Redhook Blackhook Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by xoqx:
3.6/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is very delightful on cask at the Forectasters pub at the brewery. It is very dark, nearly black, with a creamy light tan, very foamy head. The head retains nicely and leave big lace around the glass. It has toasty, scarcely mocha smells, but theres not much in the nose. The first thing about the cask conditioned version is the terrifically creamy mouthfeel, it is a superbly rounded smooth substantial beer with the hops coming on slowly behind the darkly roasted malted barley tastes which are coffee, grainy, and tangy. The hops are unfortunately non-descript and seem to be doing more bittering than flavoring. The finish is medium length, and I think a more distinctive hop profile would go a long way toward fixing this. Its a very drinkable beer though, and on the low-side of the 5%-6% abv mark, so nearly a session beer. I think the casked version is much more drinkable than the other manifestations of this beer.
Serving type: cask
10-20-2006 00:32:18 | More by xoqx
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Redhook Blackhook Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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