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Redhook Blackhook Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Blackhook Porter

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238 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.23% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2000)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in pint glass

A - opaque dark brown; minimal head (perhaps bottle beyond best by date); some sediment

S floral and spicy; hoppy for style /subtle (light)

T - good. Modest complexity. Slightly earthy. Malty finish

M - a bit creamy, but a bit of a bite too

chinchill, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a small head. Smell is of roasted malts. Taste is of malts, some hints of coffee, finishing a tad bitter. Feels medium bodies in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

tone77, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown/black color, not much carbonation or head, what head there is fades very fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell is pretty much all roasted malt with a hint of coffee.

Taste is also all roasted malt with a hint of coffee bitterness in the aftertaste, carbonation is low but presence, bit of a buttery slickness to the mouthfeel.

A fairly standard porter (much better on nitro though).

deltatauhobbit, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of divineaudio
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated for freshness, poured into a pint glass.

appearance is good - medium to dark brown in color with a creamy 2 finger head that clams down quickly. leaves some nice leggy lacing behind.

smells mostly of toasted malts with a bit of chocolate and dark fruit.

taste follows nose, but adds roasted and carmel malts with some mild bitterness at the end. very malt forward.

mouthfeel is pretty good. lighter and with more co2 than i was expecting, but has a bit of a syrupy quality.

drinkable, but the syrupy feel may prove to be a bit much after 2-3 of these. overall a pretty solid beer that i will be buying again.

divineaudio, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: quite dark with some brown hints when held up to a light source. One finger of quickly dissipating light tan head.

Smell: nice roasty aroma with plenty of chocolate and a little coffee. Pretty good.

Taste: nice bitter flavor up front; there is a hint of chocolate flavor that complements the bitterness well. Aftertaste develops into a slightly astringent roasted flavor with a slight flavor of ash or burnt wood. Quite interesting -- I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body but pretty high carbonation for the style. It's not really creamy in texture, but it is pretty smooth.

Drinkability: a solid porter. I wouldn't hesitate to have a couple of these in most settings.

flagmantho, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of FishScales
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on cask at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA and it was pretty good. They had 2 available on cask, the Blackhook and Winterhook. The blackhook when I had it was just put available on cask and I enjoyed it. I am not usually a porter drinker, however I enjoyed this one. It wasn't too thick or too much on the flavor which I liked. It was a very smooth, enjoyable beer. I think for people who are like me and don't normally enjoy the darker porter/stouts, this one is definitely a good one to have. The head on the beer was perfect, and the color was beautiful. It was recommended to me by a friend who is a mug club member there, definitely a good beer.

FishScales, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of spencerw
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend of mine bought a sixer of the Black Hook Porter and I was anxious to try one myself. I haven't really spent much time exploring Porters and its traditionally not a first or second grab style for me. It was actually a pretty great brew! Redhook did a good job with this one.

A: Pours a nice dark brown, almost black colored body with a 2 inch head minimum that leaves behind a nice lacing.

S: Smell is pretty sweet malty with a very obvious smell of caramel and chocolate. Smells fresh and inviting though.

T: The caramel / chocolate really takes control at your first taste sense before it transpires into a very refreshing, clean, semi sweet brew. Medium body. Not much of a hop character with this one but a very good Porter.

D: It could be a good, moderate session beer. 2-3 and you'd probably want to move on to something else. Very good though. Very clean and fluid and went very well with the pizza we were eating.

Overall, one of the Top 5 best Porters I have had for sure and I would absolutely recommend someone trying this.

spencerw, Nov 02, 2009
Redhook Blackhook Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.