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Redhook Blackjack Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by IceAce on 01-22-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boto
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Cambridge House: It’s nice to have Steve as our brewer, as he brought a log of his Porter down from Portsmouth for us to sample. This is usually only on tap at the Portsmouth Brewery. This pours an opaque brown color, There was a decent tan head on it. The nose was decent, with notes of chocolate, coffee and a hint of sweetness. The taste is very good, with hints of the chocolate and a slight sweetness. A solid medium body. A very nice brew. I hate to keep sucking up to Steve (the Brewer), but he came up with another winner!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new offering from Redhook. Very dark brown with a thick mocha head that proved to be quite sticky. It had quite a coffee aroma, with a hint of sweetness. The taste was espresso, which intensified in my mouth. Again, a hint of something sweet. Despite the espresso flavor, I thought this beer was a touch too timid. Still, I liked it enough to take some home with me.

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Photo of IceAce
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce unlabeled bottle shipped from the brewery

Pours as black as ZZ Top's sunglasses capped with two full fingers of tightly-packed, medium tan foam. Lacing is 55% as the collar collapses within a beer-ready Stone Old Guardian glass [http://www.stonebrew.com/og/2007/index.html]. A wee bit dark according to the BJCP...but I'm certainly not going to be a style Nazi!

The nose is sheer Arabica Bean with traces of unsweetened cocoa...secretly inviting one to indulge with a whisper of darkly roasted secrets.

Entry shows a slight brush of CO² along the tip of the tongue...leading to a sticky-sweet start. The midtaste is nicely roasted malts (falling well short of burnt) and features a palate-pleasing mouthfeel. This beer is diacetyl-free, leaving only the slightest hint of slickness on the mouth's roof.

The finish fulfills the promise of the nose, delivering an espresso shot accented by a hint of wood and a few well-placed alcohol esters. While slightly dry, this non-nitro Porter doesn't disappoint as it fades from view.

Although this brew spent a month resting on American oak slats, the woodiness is never overpowering...for which I am thankful. 'Tis nice to have an Oak-aged example where the beer stood strong and refused to be overpowered.

Get thee to the Cataqua Pub (at the brewery) and pass the Orangettes! [http://www.zchocolat.com/shopping/products/chocolate_popup.asp?id=9&mode=1]

Happy Birthday to Me...

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Redhook Blackjack Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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