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Gilpin Black Gold - Hogshead Brewery

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Gilpin Black Gold
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very good

23 Ratings

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hogshead Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with hints of coffee, chocolate and roasted nut.

It has a forward flavor of roasted malt, (crystal chocolate and brown) leading the way with hints of coffee chocolate and roasted nut. Finishes with astringent roasted malt combined with the earthy character of the single addition Fuggles hop in a semi-dry smooth finish.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 08-26-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They call this a "London Porter" and rate it at 5%. Dark red-tinted brown in the Imperial nonic with a very decent head. The spritzy mouthfeel lasts through the pint.

A mellow and toasty malt flavor greets the lips. Some chocolate notes, a hint of burnt edges, but all mellow and dark in the most drinkable way.

Really an excellent dark brew and nice to see an English style Porter. On tap at a great new place, The Kitchen Next Door at Union Station in downtown Denver.

mactrail, Jul 16, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've heard this one is awesome on cask. This is from normal tap

Pours a dark roasted brown/black. Off white head

This beer was poured too cold, so I let it warm up a bit. Coffee and roasted malt are the headliners of the nose. A bit hoppy

Flavors are those of above. Less coffee and more roasted malt. Some light toffee and caramel. Coldness really hampers this one. Feels a tad thin, but it is quite drinkable.
Would love to have this on cask

Mebuzzard, Dec 30, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gilpin Black Gold brewed with Ghana cacao nibs on cask. . Pours a rich, dark brown to black with creamy foam. Delightfully roasty both in aroma and taste. Not overly sweet, as I find some porters to be. Full mouthfeel, but surprisingly dry finish- the only negative I have about this beer.

QueerBeer, Apr 28, 2014
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From growler. Pour is cola brown with no head. Nose has a light roast, a decent bit of coffee grounds, and lots of rich chocolate malty goodness. Taste isn't quite as rich as the nose but has similar components, roasted malt and coffee grounds with a light bitterness. The rich chocolate malt isn't quite as strong but still there. Chewy full body, decent carbonation and a crisp finish.

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On cask at the brewery, tasted a friend's pint and immediately ordered one. Dark black, expected head. Smell is robust, malts, coffee, chocolate, roast. Flavor is very robust porter: coffee, chocolate, malts. It literally coats the tongue and you can taste it lingering in your mouth. Great stuff especially if you like porters. I dare say this might be the best porter in Colorado.

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i can excuse an average beer by a new brewery as long as its served properly in a cool environment, and this definitely was. pours hershey syrup color brown with almost no head. looks a little flat, and indeed is a little flat in feel. nose is dark english malts and a hint of bitter cocoa, but its not up front and intense, its a very subtle beer in all aspects. flavor is really generic, like ive had this before a million times and forgotten it until now, it is tasty and all, very drinkable, but its unexciting, and not distinct from the last or next porter in my opinion. the feel is a little light on carbonation and a little thin in body too i think, even recognizing that this is an english, not an american porter. it still felt a bit runny in the mouth and lacked that bitter finish indicative of the style. overall though not a bad beer, and one the has room to grow with the brewery itself.

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Gilpin Black Gold from Hogshead Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.