Redhook Blackhook Porter - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.3/5 rDev -5.4%
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
10-22-2010 02:19:39 | More by chinchill
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
04-26-2010 13:43:39 | More by tone77
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
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).
04-06-2010 22:33:33 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.75/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
03-20-2010 20:28:20 | More by divineaudio
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
12-29-2009 18:34:35 | More by flagmantho
3.6/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
12-07-2009 18:04:38 | More by FishScales
3.7/5 rDev +6%
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.
11-02-2009 02:38:10 | More by spencerw
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
Consumed 10/20/2009- from notes.
Brown 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A- Very dark brown yet very clear as mentioned in OtherShoe2's review. Topped off by a short lived, one finger beige head that disappeared pretty quick. Not much lacing.
S- Light coffe, bitter dark chocolate.
T- Same as the nose just a little more roasty.
M- Light to medium body, pretty smooth.
D- Went great with the roast beef sandwich I had for dinner. I could see plowing through a six of this pretty easy. All in all, nothing spectalular but decent. I would say barely a porter though.
10-21-2009 18:50:58 | More by tatoodkelt
3.43/5 rDev -1.7%
A dark reddish brown color pour with a short offwhite head,medium carbonation. Aroma of coffee,rasins , and light chocolate with hints of roast. Flavor is roasty,with some chocolate and a bit of coffee , maybe a hint of hops . Thin body with a slightly oily mouthfeel , very sessionable . I find this to be one of the better offerings I've had from Redhook but as Porter goes it's nothing I would deem as special.
07-18-2009 12:32:30 | More by WakeandBake
3/5 rDev -14%
Pours a clear dark brown -- complete clarity when held up to the light (not hues, but literally can read the print on the other side of my pint glass). Head is off-white and gone in a flash -- minimal lacing.
Disappointed here in the scent category. Very mild coffee/cocoa aromas, but the domination is the faint grassy/sour beer aroma that reminds me a bit of a macro.
This one tastes like a watered down black lager. Some slight sweetness and deep roasted malt, but you have to dig for it. Finishes with flat bitterness (meaning, just bitter, not a bitter flavor associated with -- say coffee, or the like).
Watery and thinner than expected mouthfeel. it helps in the drinkability, as surprisingly I think this would pair well with food. This is so far from what I would call porter that I'd actually consider drinking this with a pizza (and thus the higher drinkability mark). I was gifted a 6 of this stuff, and would never buy this for myself. Not horrible, but I'm not seeking this out again.
07-01-2009 13:52:26 | More by OtherShoe2
Redhook Blackhook Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
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