Gilpin Black Gold - Hogshead Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
07-16-2014 05:44:31 | More by mactrail
3.63/5 rDev -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
12-30-2012 04:39:29 | More by Mebuzzard
4.06/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
04-28-2014 14:09:58 | More by QueerBeer
3.64/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
07-23-2014 00:33:55 | More by cpetrone84
4.33/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
08-26-2012 01:55:09 | More by ArrogantB
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
09-07-2012 17:29:20 | More by StonedTrippin
Gilpin Black Gold from Hogshead Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.