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Black Ball Porter - To Øl

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Black Ball PorterBlack Ball Porter

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, smoked, chocolate, cara munich and brown), roasted barley, rolled oats, brown sugar, hops and yeast.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-08-2011)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a super two finger mocha head that has reduced a little. It s a pitch black color with no clarity or signs of carbonation. Nice and clumpy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolately and bready malts, roasted coffee, and some smoke.

Taste: mocha, chocolate, and bready notes up front. Whoa!!!! Bitterness and camp fire smoke kick in for a little bit too. Lingering bitterness is bit much at the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and easy to dirnk.

Overall: A nice porter we have here indeed. I wish there was a little more sweetness to balance out the btterness and smoke, but I am still happy with this brew overall. Happy to have scored this beer for a good price.

07-15-2012 16:08:50 | More by Flounder57
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-19-2013 16:58:35 | More by tbryan5
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2013 06:11:39 | More by EastBay_Nick
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-16-2011 02:03:03 | More by bpfrush
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%

A: Pitch black with big, three fingers, mocha head, medium lasting, good lacing;

S: roasted malts, decent amount of dark chocolate and hoppy aroma - some tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit), also
some smoked hints

T: fresh, fruity and hoppy, bitterness from hops and roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate
hints, medium bitter finish;

M: full body, creamy, almost oily, medium carbonation, low alcohol warmth;

O: Really complex and well balanced beer - the perfect balance between hops and roasted, burnt notes, very drinkable;

04-25-2014 20:41:48 | More by BlazerT
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-21-2013 04:18:42 | More by Dawkins
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Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

Recent bottle from Premiere Gourmet. Pours thick black. A Denmark biased porter (which often have a bit of an odd taste but let's go with it), thick very roasty, unfortunately following an imperial porter. Good drinkability, with some bitterness. Roasty aroma.Some chocolate and coffee.

10-03-2012 01:34:47 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-29-2014 20:19:11 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-18-2012 23:02:03 | More by aztraz
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

Pours mahogany with a thumb of mocha colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Charred grain & coffee, a touch of baker's chocolate too up front. Cococa dominates as this warms

T: Follows the nose, very dry, some woody hops. Gets very dry as this warms, leafy hops mix with charred grain, some dark fruit buried deep. Finishes drier than the Saharah, with black currants & charred grain & much smokeyness

MF: Medium bodied, very creamy, pretty good balance

A nice porter, but nothing special, took a chance, they can't all be gold. Too dry for me

08-19-2012 04:36:35 | More by russpowell
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-26-2014 16:39:37 | More by Kevincredible
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United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap at the Cask, Pimlico Feb '12

Pours to a very dark brown to black colour with a thinnish tan head.

Burnt caramel, toffee, sugars and dark malt on the nose.

Roasted malt dominates the taste along with a little coffee, hops and licquorice and a hint of tobacco which leaves the aftertaste quite earthy and bitter-sweet with some bitter cocoa thrown in.

Medium bodied beer with some carbonation.

Overall a decent porter and one I would return to.

02-04-2012 23:15:24 | More by Ruds
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

Pours black with a thick, rich, dense khaki brown head that is long lasting and looks like the top of a chocolate milkshake.

Smells as good as it looks with a rich, medium assertive mocha coffee nose with chocolate light black cherry tones.

Mouthfeel is lightly creamy and filling, rich and bold with nice carbonation and very nice balance.

Flavor profile is all rich black coffee with creamy mocha tones from the nose. Finish is all bitter coffee that goes to grapefruit skin.

I can't figure out why this is called a Porter. This is as deep, rich and blackly bold stout that is pretty nice all around. This may be the perfect example of "arbitrary labeling" in some stoutes and porters. Whatever it is, nice effort

09-28-2011 01:14:25 | More by GRG1313
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

12oz. Thick black pour, layered light tan to dark tan head. Good retention.

Aroma, Roasty malt and dark chocolate. Some molasses.

Taste, a roasty beast, dark chocolate, cocoa, anise. Light hops, coffee, cocoa finish.

Solid medium body maybe more. Nearly creamy, coating and pretty dry. Drinks easy, but it ends up being a bit of a sipper.

Very good, just more stout than porter like.

03-16-2012 02:08:47 | More by Bung
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

10-20-2013 10:44:46 | More by Hopbomber
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2012 00:05:35 | More by Ajlvt
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4.15/5  rDev +2%

Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows complex roast with roasted coffee notes and a little chocolate, bready and nutty malt. Tempting.
Rich flavours. Heavy roasted malt, liquorice, roasted coffee, smooth booze.
Smooth body and carbonation.

05-11-2013 05:51:56 | More by CrazyDavros
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-14-2013 21:42:52 | More by Kayaker
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-01-2014 15:15:35 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC.

Off the pour a great chocolate milk brown head is given, all very uniform and one finger sized with lots of staying power. Great big black/brown walnut body color all uniform throughout. While drinking, lots of concentric lacing and circles along the glass. One sexy looking drink.

Nose is a great milky char with some roast characters also. Milk gives hints of cream, but also a big char roast dry powdery sense, almost embers.

Taste is light bodied with a killer roast character in mid palate. Chocolate milkyness, tobacco feeling, and an incredible balance of hop finish bitter.

Overall just a great winning beer here. This great marriage of roast and malt, and hop in a porter is just fantastic.

11-15-2011 18:26:28 | More by smakawhat
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-11-2012 21:26:21 | More by enelson
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black. Thin fine brown head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice lacing. Aroma of dark sweet and roasted malt. Flavor dominated by roasted malt with some char and dark dried fruit. Finishes clean and mellow. The roast and charr are nicely supported by the malt and flavors are well integrated. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A very nice, pleasant porter, flavors are robust enough to verge into stout territory. I enjoyed this Danish porter brewed in Belgium.

02-19-2012 05:15:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-08-2012 02:38:33 | More by graz34
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2013 20:40:55 | More by Liquoric3
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

02-03-2013 20:45:19 | More by Bubbles
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Black Ball Porter from To Øl
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