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Alexander Black

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Brewed by Alexander Brewery
Style: Porter
Emek Hefer Industrial Park, Israel

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alexander Black is the first of our seasonal beers. A wintry beer, dark and warming, strong in alcohol, rich and complex with flavors and aromas of dark chocolate and espresso. The basic style is porter, but Alexander Black is a Turbo Porter higher in alcohol, richer and more complex.

This is an enhanced version of our beer that won gold medal in the category of Porter in 2009 Stout Challenge competition. If maintained properly, Alexander Black will continue to improve with time.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (3545) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Many thanks to tomer for this bottle! Malzig-intensiver Antrunk. Sehr süffig und mild. Weich, fast schon cremig. Schöne weiche Schokoladennote, mild-cremig. Toll weich und nicht zu süßlich. Der Nachgeschmack ist ganz leicht geröstet, mild-weiche Schokolade. Ganz leicht und dabei kaum spürbar herb. Toller cremig-weicher Nachgeschmack auf der Zunge. Recht trocken, intensiv und cremig. Toll! 14/14/13/13

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1696) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Thanks to erzengel!! Pours a very dark brown/black with a small tan head. the smell is dark roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate. The taste is as it smells with some dryness on the end. Medium in body with average carbonation. Best Israeli beer I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok during “YATA Oktoberfest” promotion.

Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour with traces of yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and soapy light beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant sweet dark malt, with good roastyness, strong dark chocolate, strong black coffee, sugar, cream, rum raisins, light earth, yeast, light lemon and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet dark malt, with strong roasty, strong nuts, espresso, caramel, burnt toffee, dark chocolate, cream, strong molasses, light raisin, dark fruits, strong yeast, light lemon, bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and quite thick palate.

Mouth Feel: Full-on roasty and wholesome dark malt. Slick and thick and very nutty. Tastes are rich and colourful: coffee is characteristic espresso, rich dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel and teasing burnt toffee. Good dark fruits and just right sweetness, top with light creaminess. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Light lemon and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is quite strong, close to the style and matches well with the quietly potent 7% booze for a lasting, quite strong astringent finish.

After Taste: Dry; Espresso-like and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: My oh my, this last beer from Alexander is the real winner: very malty, well-hopped and roasty, the espresso and dark chocolate aroma and taste are dynamic and permeate throughout. It’s rich and wholesome, probably better than Fuller’s porters. Highly enjoyable and recommended!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (645) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz bottle pour split for a tasting. Pours very cola like with a fizzy tan head. Malty nose. Really nice roasted malt flavor with a toasty, bread finish. Nothing spectacular, but this was a pretty fun beer. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Some nice roasted malts in both aroma and taste that are not made justice from the thin and watery texture and the quickly flattening carbonation. Decent, but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Alexander Black ].
[ Trade by DSG ]. Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sweet malt, sweet dark malt, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet roasted, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140704]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, hop. Flavour is roasted malt, licorice, hop, cocoa. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
330. Thanks, A! Pours an opaque grainy black with a dense and creamy tan head. Milky, chalky, baking chocolatey nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Chocolatey, milky mid-sweet mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1189) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of Miha. Cloudy dark brown color with medium creamy light brown head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits and licorice. Taste starts with sweet caramel malt with good roasty note, follows by creamy licorice and dried fruits’ acidity, quite mouth-coating with medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Smooth & tasty porter...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at the Room 118 tasting from an IP trade thanks to Barak, Tulip Hotel Bodegraven, post BBF 6 day 1 26/09/14. Light black/extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan covering. Nose is toffee, sweet malts, brown bread, light roast. Taste comprises dark malts, spice, roasty tones, fruit loaf, cocoa rub. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate porter.


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