Gilpin Black Gold | Hogshead Brewery

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85
very good
30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hogshead Brewery
Colorado, United States
hogsheadbrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with hints of coffee, chocolate and roasted nut.

It has a forward flavor of roasted malt, (crystal chocolate and brown) leading the way with hints of coffee chocolate and roasted nut. Finishes with astringent roasted malt combined with the earthy character of the single addition Fuggles hop in a semi-dry smooth finish.

Added by ArrogantB on 08-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of erk0607
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark black color with a few hints of mahogany red with a creamy tan head and lines of lacing around the glass.

S: Earthy Roasted malt with notes of coffee and chocolate some smoke in the nose

T: Earthy Roasted malt with notes of coffee and chocolate. A nice note of smoke interweaved throughout. Very delightful porter.

F: Creamy smooth with lower carbonation.

O: One of the best porters I have had.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint with dessert at the Mercantile. It's a smooth cocoa malt with a roasted finish. I was hoping the flavor would go deeper, but it was still a lovely dark beer.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of maltlikker
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From growler. Pour is cola brown with no head. Nose has a light roast, a decent bit of coffee grounds, and lots of rich chocolate malty goodness. Taste isn't quite as rich as the nose but has similar components, roasted malt and coffee grounds with a light bitterness. The rich chocolate malt isn't quite as strong but still there. Chewy full body, decent carbonation and a crisp finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They call this a "London Porter" and rate it at 5%. Dark red-tinted brown in the Imperial nonic with a very decent head. The spritzy mouthfeel lasts through the pint.

A mellow and toasty malt flavor greets the lips. Some chocolate notes, a hint of burnt edges, but all mellow and dark in the most drinkable way.

Really an excellent dark brew and nice to see an English style Porter. On tap at a great new place, The Kitchen Next Door at Union Station in downtown Denver.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of crobinso
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of QueerBeer
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gilpin Black Gold brewed with Ghana cacao nibs on cask. . Pours a rich, dark brown to black with creamy foam. Delightfully roasty both in aroma and taste. Not overly sweet, as I find some porters to be. Full mouthfeel, but surprisingly dry finish- the only negative I have about this beer.

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Photo of afsdan
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Gilpin Black Gold from Hogshead Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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