Black Ball Porter | To Øl

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Black Ball PorterBlack Ball Porter
BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
201 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:
#3,050
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
201
pDev:
8.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of Dewsby
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a hint of copper when held to the light, thats if you have a microscope. One finger of chocolate milk coloured head.

Smells awesome. Its a refined mix of smoke and milk chocolate, clean and refined, so to style.

Chocolate, smoke, bad breath, tar. My faith in this brew is being shaken. Okay, recovery. Second sip has spices like cardamon and cinnamon, chocolate and tar. A fair sweetness but not overly done.

Thick, oily but smooth body, tempered by a foamy carbonation.

The taste grows on you. Its a really nice brew. Got it on Wish beer. Definitely worth a try. Drank June 30th 2016, in Chiang Mai.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At Mandeville's before Father's Day. More coffee taste than I like. Improved as it warmed.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black and thick appearance.
Chocolate and coffee taste, a little vanilla also and some dried fruits.
Persistent aftertaste.
Recommended.

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Photo of portwood
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol, hint of smoke.
Taste: thick mouth feel, bittersweet, frothy, feels stronger than 8% abv.
Finish: burnt sugar, bitter chocolate, very dry finish.
(bottle code 1407203 1842)

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Photo of Fabianno
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAF
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JNForsyth
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abildgaard
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pants678
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with hardly any head.

Anise, bitter hops, malt. A plus nose like Al Farouq Aminu's a plus defender.

Staining dark, roasted malt and cascade (?) hops. Hops a little stronger than the malt, could stand to be sweeter. Real dark chocolate flavor, tastes like 80% cacoa. Sharpness from the alcohol.

Heavy, stout-ish.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a cooled 11.2 oz bottle into a pub glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a lovely tan head that maintains well and laces beautifully. A great-looking beer.

S: Notes of coffee and toast dominate with a touch of chocolate and booze.

T: Nice notes of dark chocolate and coffee with some toast. Toast and dark chocolate settle on the palate and linger there. A tiny bit of coffee and roast bitterness on the back end, but not an unpleasant one.

M: A great porter body with a touch of crisp carbonation to accent the malty smoothness. An easy, enjoyable beer to pull on.

O: A thoroughly enjoyable porter with great flavors. The 8% isn't at all boozey past the light whiff in the nose. I would happily drink another.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Ball Porter from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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