Black Ball Porter | To Øl

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
212 Ratings
Black Ball PorterBlack Ball Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Water, malt (pilsner, smoked, chocolate, cara munich and brown), roasted barley, rolled oats, brown sugar, hops and yeast.

Added by bark on 03-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,195
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
212
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have tried.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Despite the fact that To Øl claims that this beer is a porter, this beer is more like a black IPA then a porter. There are definite malty tastes to it that could make it a porter, however, the predominate taste is very hoppy which is why I believe it is more like a black IPA. The appearance is very dark with a thick brown head. The maltliness adds viscosity to the beer which contributes to the thick mouth feel. Overall this is one of the best beers I have had to date.

Serving: Tap

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gloriously opaque with a rich, creamy tan head that stubbornly clings to the glass.

Gently burnt toast and dark roasted coffee predominate the aroma. There is a hint of chocolate in there, too. Hops are well-hidden in the grains, but one can detect a slight floral character.

Rich chocolate and cocoa predominate the flavor. A subtle and smooth bitterness sneaks its way into the taste midway through and lingers softly through the finish.

Full-bodied in nature, rich and oily, with a smooth, velvety sense on the tongue.

This is one excellent porter. Satisfyingly complex yet balanced and very easy to drink. Well-worth checking out if you're in the mood for an intensely satisfying dark ale.

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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, huge five finger beige head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee.

T: Coffee, chocolate, roastiness. Bitter on the back end. Very good!

F: Medium to full bodied. Superb!

O: On the top three porters I tried. Excellent!

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Black Ball Porter from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 212 ratings