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To Øl Black Ball Ballistics

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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Porter
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sherry & Cognac Barrel Aged Porter
Black Ball Ballistics is a potent porter, brewed with dark cassanade sugar, chokolate- amd caramel malts, aged on old sherry and cognac barrels and balanced with a nice shot of American hops.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiery_1 (161) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
330ml bottle, thanks Sergiy. Still roasted, Cognac and Sherry elude my palate. The American hops over powers. I do feel some burnt harshness is lessened by some sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (769) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
375ml bottle from 16th liquor store, tasted at Brian’s. Aroma is burnt malt, some woody and grassy character and some sherry notes. Taste is pretty the same character with some residual sweetness. Very good one if you like burnt malt beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. No lie that this is black as a ball. As good as jet black in the glass with a nice brown head light lacing head. It has a strong nose containing of wood, cognac, dark chocolate and licorice. Quite nice, and it has lots of flavor as well. The first thing that pops in my head is chocolate box. There’s slightly mouthdrying wood and licorice here also. Ends with a lingering dark roasted aftertaste. Really solid! 03.05.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1861) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
From old notes. On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, I think. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty, dark fruits, licorice, sugary, subtle bitterness, cocoa, oaky. Taste is coffee, roasty, malty, light hoppy, dark fruits, licorice, sweet barrel notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
CBC 14. Pours black with an off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of toasted malts and chocolate with hints of cask wood and caramel. Grassy hints. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle, aged for a year. Pours Very dark brown, close to black, with a fat, fine mocha head. Seems quite carbonated. Nose has nicely roasted and toasted malts, chocolate and molasses. Not much barrel character, though. Very smooth mouthfeel, half bodied, with lots of molasses and chocolate flowing over your tongue, yet a very slight hint of sherry fruitiness and a bit of heat from the cognac. The chocolate lingers for quite a while, and slowly turns a little ashy in the mouth, meant in the nicest way possible..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17288) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
Dunkel malziger Antrunk, der durch hopfige Noten ausgebremst wird. Schokoladennoten sind zu einem geringen Anteil vorhanden, die Würzigkeit verharrt auf angenehmem aber noch ausbaufähigem Level. Ab dem späten Mittelteil trocken, etwas Kaffee. Gelungen. 10/11/11/11/8/11

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 26, 2016
Comprata in bottiglia a lo sfuso di Torino. Imperial porter con sentori di cognac. Barricata. Ma gusto poco persistente e un po troppo dolce.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1176) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Kolsvart med stort brunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe och fatlagring. Smaken är ganska söt med choklad och fat. Lite tunn men annars riktigt bra!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
375ml bottle. Black pour. Big brown head. Aroma has lots of barrel influence with wood and red grape notes, and there’s a strong coffee bean maltiness. Taste has a dry, chalky, roasty, liquorice vibe but also some sweet fruitiness. Good stuff but not really an improvement on the original in my view.


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