Redhook Blackhook Porter | Redhook Ale Brewery

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3.53/5
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Redhook Blackhook PorterRedhook Blackhook Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.23%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,168
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
324
pDev:
12.46%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
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Photo of Carolvs
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours very dark brown to black. A foamy/creamy tan head lasts, leaving lacing.

The smell is of chocolate, caramel, coffee-like roast and a touch of earthy hops.

The taste is of chocolate and roasted coffee. An earthy bitter touch balances it in the finish.

Very smooth. Medium-bodied. Very easy to "session".

An easy-drinking English-style porter that fits the style well!

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Photo of Duffman79
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaksurf
2.94/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - you don't see a lot of the traditional London-style porters being made Stateside, do you?

This beer pours a very dark, black-adjacent brown colour, with prominent basal edges, and three fingers of puffy, chunky, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves a pleasant display of webbed lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, a subtle dark orchard fruitiness, some gently nutty coffee notes, and plain earthy, leafy, and mildly spicy hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, still rather unsweetened cocoa, faintly sour cafe-au-lait, free-range ash, muddled and bruised stone fruit, a twinge of stale nuttiness, and more understated earthy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite low-key in its barely-there at times frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and more or less smooth, with perhaps just a hint of roastiness taking the sheen off of things here. It finishes off-dry, the malt, cocoa, and nuts conspiring as such.

Overall, this is a pretty decently rendered example of the style, with no big Yankee hops, and a sort of complex malt profile. Maybe not the best brew to be drinking on a hot and sunny summer day, but I could see this working well come the chill of late autumn.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opaque, cola-like brown with hints of nutty redness trying to get through. Not strong on the nose, though there's a nutty malt backbone there. Perhaps even something a bit metallic. Really tasty flavor. You get coffee, but it's a very nutty coffee, with strong roasty, chocolatey bitterness on the back end. Very smooth-drinking beer, though I wish the body was a bit more full in a porter.

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Photo of moundbz
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Aroma is dark malts, mild chocolate and toast. The flavor is chocolate/dark chocolate, dark malts, mild dark fruit and a mix of acidity and slight tartness in the finish.

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Photo of couchsitta
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcshaver
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/28/16, Enjoyed 6/12/16. Eye-widening coffee smell from the bottle with a hint of toffee and caramel; pours a clear deep brown with some head. Medium body with a delicious yet robust chocolatey, coffee taste throughout layered with equal amounts of cereal and malt. Slightly bitter notes finish the taste, although the beer remains smooth and robust with a rich, roasted character. Certainly somewhere between an English Porter and an Irish Stout, very representative of an American Porter. A delightful introduction to the world of dark beers.

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Photo of Ssisselman
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a porter. It's a lite porter with a bit of a bite. For IPA lovers like me it's an ok porter.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Redhook Blackhook Porter, 5.2% ABV, 36 IBU, English Porter. Pours medium thickness, dark brown, four fingers of head that dissipated quickly, leaving light lacing. Nose is sweet chocolate, taste is chocolate and nuts, with a moderately bitter close. Heavier carbonation, so mouthfeel is not that great. Overall an OK beer.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rcaisse
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAK
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle.

Deep brown, poured with good head that dissipated rather quickly. Nutty, coffee, and light caramel come through. Not much for hop aroma but is well balanced. This is a very good brown porter.

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Photo of IPAsrgood
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaypaul522
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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