Redhook Blackhook Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Blackhook Porter

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.23%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2000

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Dark brown, almost black, small beige head, streaky lacing. Looks great. Muted aroma, roast grains, coffee. Taste is also a straight forward porter, sharp bitterness. Finishes quick. Good entry level porter.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 12 ounce bottle, poured to tulip
Sight: pours black, big brown foam that slowly dissappears,
Smell: fragrant
Taste: very good, bitter
Mouth feel: good carbonation
Overall: very good beer, repeat: no look for: no

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love all the brews from Redhook Brewery. While on vacation we went to the brewery in Seattle. I think that the ratings for them are way under-rated. I wish it was easier to get more of their stuff where I live here in mid-America. This is rich and flavorful as all of their's I have tried.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque; very dark brown with mahogany at the edges; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: milk chocolate up front with deeply roasted grains getting added in after a second or two;

T: a combination of deeply roasted grains and bittersweet chocolate up front; the chocolate dominates from the middle to the finish; aftertaste has notes of coffee grounds;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; hadn't seen this on draft in several years;

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Photo of Shade1951
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, it's a porter. It tastes fine. Just fine. Not great. Not unique or with any special attributes to set it apart from other porters. Just okay. For someone who has never tasted a porter before, this might convert them. The flavor isn't too roasty or too musky. Someone who is expecting a DARK dark beer might be disappointed.

Overall, it's drinkable. It's okay.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Production date 10 February 2017: decanted into a tulip pint glass.
A: Dark brown without being opaque, 3/8 inch tan head that fades to solid lacing.
S: Dark, roasted malts not as well expressed as expected. Peppery almost to the point of being acrid.
T: Dark, roasted malts with bitterness throughout and a bitter aftertaste that lasts.
M: Light for the style, happily so as it offsets some of the bitterness.
O: Certainly drinkable. There are definitely more flavorful, better composed versions of this style.
Note, on a second tasting, felt exactly the same.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass.

Pours a nicely dark body, mostly opaque brown with a huge tan head that leaves a ton of lacing. Nice aromas of light roasted barley, hints of coffee and chocolate. Smooth body, chocolate and roast and coffee, medium almost-leafy hop bite, moderate sweetness, really drinkable.

Really impressed. This is something I could drink fairly regularly.

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Photo of Asics
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Anyways, this beer pours a dark brown. Viscosity is a little bit thinner than average, but not terribly done or anything, still a porter at the end of the day. Brown head, 1/3", lighter than the body. Aroma was of pretty much exclusively roastiness.

Taste is more roast, decent amount of Cascade hopping. Lots of carbonation keeps the mouth feel relatively light for style. Good cross over type of beer. Do they even still make this? Haven't seen it in a long time. Can't be a big money mover for InBev methinks. Ashy nuts. There's really nothing wrong with this beer, I think its niche is for people who want to adventure into dark beers, and people who like dark beers in the summertime.

Man I remember the first time I had this. House party in Chico. My friend's friend's roommate. Wakes me up on a couch after a long night of partying went into the morning, let's go get some beer. We picked up a 6 pack of this stuff. She was Middle Eastern and into anal.

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown color. 2/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of coffee, and slight hops. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of alcohol, hint of yeast, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, average aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of goodsuds
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (date code Nov3016) into a pilsner glass. Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Smell is toasted malt and earthy hops. Taste is the same, starting with toasted malt, fruity yeast esters, moving to bitter-sweet chocolate, finishing with a solid hop bitterness that sticks to the pallet. Carbonation is medium, mouthfeel is medium-light and creamy. This is an extremely good example of a good English porter. Got it on sale locally, I'm assuming to make room for spring/summer beers. Well with the price! A perfect beer for a cold, early spring evening. Paired well with some deep dish pizza with fresh red pepper.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into mini-stemmed tulip style glass. Dark brown color, whitish carbonation. Roasted malt aroma, hints of coffee. Lighter body and feel, but easy drinking.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep, dark, semi-clear wine-red, black or dark brown in indirect light. Brownish tan, medium-retaining head of heavy froth. Almost no lacing. Light roastiness, some toast, some toffee. Roasty and smoky-tart/bitter more than anything else, but kind of watered down, which is great for something intended to be sessionable. Soil and leaf matter towards the finish, fairly earthy and smoky aftertaste. Lighter body, perhaps still medium but I prefer a much heavier porter. Just barely astringent, with gentle, loose, tingly suds.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a small pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass, with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of mild dark toasted malt with a little cocoa. Flavor follows, with mild, but nice tasting dark toasted malt with light notes of cocoa and coffee and a hint of char. Medium boided with slight creaminess. A pedestrian, but nicely flavored light porter. The malt has good porter qualities with hints of complexity with the light chocolate and coffee notes, but everything is dialed back a bit. One of my early porter experiences decades ago, and rather bypassed by craft porters at this point in time. I don't seek out Redhook ales, but always happy to run across them, they are understated but pleasant.

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Photo of Klister
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable porter! Red hook has been hit or miss with me but this one surpassed my expectations. Plenty of mildly delicious chocolate and coffee notes and a gorgeous color.

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Redhook Blackhook Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 324 ratings