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To Øl Black Ball Ballistics

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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sherry and cognac BA.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
KRS 180814. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, bourbon, cocoa, alcohol, roasted malt, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (133) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Comparing to non-BA version, this one is more dry and harsh in taste. You can finf here some oaky character and ise definetely more ashy. This makes this less drinkable, than regular Black Ball Porter, but still worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (450) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
375ml bottle at home. Thick and pitch black porter, crowned with a beige foamy head. Starts off with bitter dark chocolate and coffee, smoked wood, liquorice, pepper, tar, light vanilla, smooth and creamy malts and sherry and cognac hints quite boozy too (especially considering 8% abv). Dry finish, lingers long and malty. Big body, low carbonation, thick and incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Misses some fruitiness to match my taste, otherwise a great ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (585) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Aroma: deep chocolate notes, vanilla, barrel. Appearance: deep black color, brown head. Taste: low bitterness (herbal), bitter chocolate, coffee, really smooth, woody notes, vanilla, semi-dry. Palate: full body and low carbonation, smooth herbal finish. Overall: Really good beer, complex and drinkable. PS. Tasting panel after the collaboration brewing of Pinta and To Ol. Greetings Tobias.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Wine Emporium 140215. Big black beer with a fair bit of coffee in the flavour. Dark and bitter with a big finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma is roasty, spicy, licorice, slightly burnt, some sherry, oak, bread and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, very roasted, dry, smooth and with a nice barrel ageing touch without it overpowering the base beer. Great balance and superb silky texture.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
Aroma: strong malt, toasty character, spirit, oak, some nutty character App: black, tan head sheet and patchy lacing Flavour: sharp hop, lots of malt, some vanilla, hints of sherry Palate : thick, long complex finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Bottle. Beermoth. Very dark, clear, chestnut brown. Film of sticky, lasting, light brown head. Booze. Liquorice. Tar. Milk chocolate. Dark fruit. Any BA character is light. Given the base beer is so good, this is a little underwhelming on the nose. Taste is chewy sweet, then big, roast bitter. Some ashy dryness in there. Full, rich, smooth palate. Finishes chewy, roast, slightly fruity bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Big brown chocolate head dark pour medium carbonation aromas roast bean of coffee strong chocolate cocoa fruit sherry the flavours burnt coffee roasted taste dark chocolate cocoa mild dryness sherry cognac not that noticeable but there is the dryness good bitter strength brown sugar caramel but sweetness is blocked a bit by roast power dried fruit note the finish best tastes well some sweet sherry and malt comes through a good bitter but roast is over done a pity

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown colour which turns to black once enough is in the glass. Nice light beige head which just keeps lasting. Aroma is dark malts, earthy notes and leather. Taste is generous burnt malts but quite dry. The mouthfeel is medium and well suited to the style. The barrel aging only becomes evident once the beer is quite warm and even then just the cognac but your imagination has to be extremely vivid. Overall a disappointing introduction to the world of imperial porters (although coming from imperial stouts may explain this).


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