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Alexander Black

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88
85
style
Brewed by Alexander Brewery
Style: Porter
Emek Hefer Industrial Park, Israel

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1027) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2015
old bottle. cap was starting to bubble. dark brown big fuzzy bubbles. Aroma silage baltic porter, smoke. Tastes deep char. Intense. Wow. thick but sizzling carb. unapolgetically charred like a huge stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
lidor1995 (27) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2015
Dark black clear color with a bitter chocolate taste and strong aroma and a feeling palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5442) - GERMANY - MAY 29, 2015
Big thanks to Zeev for that one! Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Starts intense malty, roasty, some earthy-woody notes. Hints of bitter chocolate, some coffee. Dry-malty finish, but well balanced. A good one!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9063) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
33cl bottle. This one pour black its not the greatest porter, a bit thin on the body but pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from Barrack, all the way from the the holy land. Just a tad past its BB date. Black beer with large head that fades, not much lacing. Aroma has a lot of black unfermented syrup, sweetness, a little bit of mineral. Flavor is sweet, again a bit syrupy. Decent enough porter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1498) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 16, 2015
Alexander Black has a thick, foamy, beige head, a dark brown (with lighter brown highlights) appearance, visible tan chunks roiling about, and fairly substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark, sweet, brown bread crust, and the flavor is of sweet, slightly charred, dark-roasted malt, balancing hop bitterness, and a touch of sugar and acid. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and Alexander Black finishes wet and sweet. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1034) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle at Hotel Room Tasting Borefts 2014. Black, hazlenut brown, white head. Smell: stinks, bread, acid, malt. Taste is some coffee, loots of oxidation, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to Barak. Pours a very dark almost jet black color with a small beige head. A nice nose of roast, berries and some ash. The flavor is very strong dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, lingering roast. Very nice beer. Flavorful. Lighter coffee, dark chocolate. Maybe a tad bit thin. Cola. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2752) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Thanks Keren. Dark ruby brown, brown foam head, lacing, lasting. Complex aroma, initial not too nice, but distiguesed chocolate tones. Good taste, light chocolate, bitter coffee, also some winegum (?). Shirt lasting aftertate. (Velp 201503)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2897) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Not merely a solid porter, this is an excellent one, with an ABV, flavor and aroma profile leaning toward an imperial porter or foreign Export Stout. Excellent balance and very good complexity. Higher ABV is hidden excepting some inevitable warming. The aroma (rting approaches 9) is fruitier and even more enjoyable than the fine flavor. There are dates, raisins and other dark fruits in the flavor, with hints of toffee, vanilla, and dark breads. In ends with dark roasted grains, light smoke, toast, and some dark fruits in the finish and aftertaste. Very smooth, near full body.


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