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Black Ball Porter - To Øl

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Black Ball PorterBlack Ball Porter

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90
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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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Denmark

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 Rickythejeweler:
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -1%

A - Pitch black, two fingers mocha head, great lacing.

S - Fragrant alcohol hits first giving way to chocolate chip cookies, toasted grains, dark fruits, bitter hops.

T - Burnt brown sugar, tons of bitter hops, dark chocolate, dark fruits, oatmeal, roasty coffee finish.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Very hoppy porter, a unique take on the style.

12-23-2012 23:20:02 | More by Rickythejeweler
More User Reviews:
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-19-2013 16:58:35 | More by tbryan5
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2013 06:11:39 | More by EastBay_Nick
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-16-2011 02:03:03 | More by bpfrush
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BlazerT

Poland

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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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-21-2013 04:18:42 | More by Dawkins
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Sammy

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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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-29-2014 20:19:11 | More by Ciocanelu
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-18-2012 23:02:03 | More by aztraz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-26-2014 16:39:37 | More by Kevincredible
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Ruds

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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GRG1313

California

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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Bung

Michigan

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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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

10-20-2013 10:44:46 | More by Hopbomber
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2012 00:05:35 | More by Ajlvt
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-14-2013 21:42:52 | More by Kayaker
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-01-2014 15:15:35 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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smakawhat

Maryland

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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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-11-2012 21:26:21 | More by enelson
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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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graz34


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-08-2012 02:38:33 | More by graz34
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Liquoric3

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2013 20:40:55 | More by Liquoric3
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Bubbles

California

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
90 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.