Blacksox Porter | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States
haymarketbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dark malty ale is brewed with loads of English Chocolate malt, a touch of dark crystal and a hefty amount of Amarillo hops - creating a complex and delicious ale with hints of chocolate covered mandarin oranges. Shoeless Joe and Judge Landis would agree on this one!

Added by largadeer on 06-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Photo of KDawg
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at haymarket. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy head.

Quite pungent with good complexity and aromas of roasted espresso beans, malts, chocolate, and some toffee tones as well.

Full bodied with a real smooth feel. Very good depth as well with some power behind it and flavors of roasted malts, coffee beans, chocolate and there is even a citrus hint on the back end.

This is a real quality porter. The citrus on the feel caught me a little surprised, but it was more in a good way than bad. This is one of the better beers I've had from haymarket.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The black sox was a solid coffee flavored porter. There were hints of chocolate and earth, but coffee seemed to dominate. The color was dark with ecru head. The smell had earth and coffee. The body was medium with mild carbonation. Overall....it was very tastee.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice-esque glass at the brewpub.

Another stop on the Second Annual Bachelor Party Free-For-All! This one pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises deeply-rpasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and light molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with some earthy greens tossed in for good measure. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice porter, nice and roasty without completely dismissing the hop component. Something tells me Kennisaw Mountain would indeed approve of this brew.

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3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap. Appearance is black with thin head and poor retention. The nose is hop forward with pine and wood present followed by sturdy roasted malts. Almost bordering on the black ale style. Taste starts roasty and develops into quite the hoppy treat. Great all around flavors here, nice marriage of chocolate and hops. The mouthfeel Is relatively light with mild carbonation. Definitely worth a try!

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Blacksox Porter from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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