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Redhook Blackhook Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Blackhook Porter

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.23%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2000

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Photo of ryanocerus
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Minimal head and lacing. Nice coffee-like aroma. Dark brown to nearly black in color with a nice roasty chocolate flavor. Not as good as the Sierra Nevada Porter, but an excellent buy for a couple of dollars less than the SN.

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Photo of Murph
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on a nitrous tap. Poured black with a nice white creamy head that lasted all the way down the glass. Smell was very weak with undertones of roast malt. Some bitterness in the flavor and mainly roasted malt without any kind of subtle complexities at all. Creamy mouthfeel and fairly drinkable. Rather thin for a robust porter.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have not sampled many different porters and in fact bought this one because I am a fan of all beers Redhook. That being said, I like Blackhook. This is a richly-flavored beer that begins with strong chocolate and coffee notes and finishes with a smooth flourish of hops. Its aromas are of coffee and chocolate, the former dominating. Its color is quite pleasing, being a deep red brown with a caramel-colored head.

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Photo of ADR
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This Porter starts out subtly chocolatey and finishes with just a touch of pleasant hop tang...I like the finish more than the initial taste...nice color, actually a little darker than other Porters that I prefer on taste...Blackhook has always been a consistent good choice to me, but not a "must-have" Porter...

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3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. short brown twist. Freshness date clearly marked.

Appearance: Dark roasted coffee in colour with a thick creamy light tan lace that sticks.

Smell: Hints of coffee and faint roasted malt and barley aromas.

Taste: Crisp and moderately bodied, smooth and dry roasted, some coffee some chocolate, flavours with a sharp hop bite to match, then following into some sweetness, chewy malt and a more rounded roasted flavour. In the end is some tasty hop leaf, light coffee and chocolate undertones and caramelized sugar. Some earth flavours in this beer also.

Notes: This is one beautiful porter, great blend of flavours to make for a very drinkable ale. It has been brewed longer than you think, since 1983!

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Redhook Blackhook Porter from Redhook Ale Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 294 ratings.
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