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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 157   ABV: 5.23%
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A traditional London-style, top-fermented black porter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a thin black to brown, caramel soda sort of color. Empty malt, light roast and toast, caramel. Low carbonation, thin and roasty. Coffee and roast. Dull and lackluster. Long sad toast and roast finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
DialSquare (3195) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle from Liquor Loft. Black pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma of nuts, caramel and brown sugar. Thin palate. Tastes are roasted malts with a metallic vibe.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4077) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On tap at Redhook (Portsmouth). Has a nice black color with a tan head. This beer is super smooth and malty. It was more refreshing than I imagined. There is a very slight hop taste in the finish, Good porter

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1839) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2010
On tap at Portsmouth location. Dark pour with frothy head and some lacing. Because this was one of the standard offerings, I expected a pedestrian effort, it being Redhook and all. The aroma was virtually nonexistent, but the flavor was a pretty rich roasty flavor with smooth chocolate undertones. Pretty dry in the mouth, buty still flavorful. Not outstanding but a solid effort.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Quite the old logo RB has up for the Black Hook...I’ve only had this a few times, and from what I remember, it’s not all that bad for a larger brewed beer. May try it again at some point...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
blackish pour in the glass. Pretty standard dryish porter. Chocolate malts in nose and taste buds. Rated 3/20/03

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Black Hook Porter--12 oz. Bottle. 1998 Release. 4.80% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Deep Red Brown color. Rich Fruit hop front followed by chocolate flavored body. Body is easy, flavorful and smooth. Finishes a bit harsh and dry. Sampled 11/24/1998. 1999 Dark But Not Bitter Release. 4.80% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Intense Brown Ale. Very clear deep red brown color. Chocolate body, but not real thick. Very little sweetness. Dry finish. Good dry Porter. Sampled 11/30/1999 2000 New Yellow Logo Release. 5.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear deep dark copper black color. Light toasted hop front with coffee flavor. Medium smooth mildly sweet dry body. Dry toasted hop spice end. Rich and tasty. Sampled 8/19/2000. 2003 New Style Logo Release. 5.23% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Mild lacy espresso head. Clear dark obsidian black red color. Roasted mild coffee floral hop front. Smooth roasted crusty dry light sweet fruit chalky mild Porter body. Clean mild hop end. Mild. Satisfying. 8/14/2003. 2005 New Block Graphic--Longneck Logo Bottle Release. 5.23% ABV--32.6 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy head. Clear thin dark copper bronze color. Mild roasted floral hop front. Smooth mild creamy roasted chocolate caramel doughy mild sweet fruit body. Mild tangy crusty sweet mild hop citrus end. Mellow. Well made Porter. Sampled 5/27/2005.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Draft at woodinville pub. Pours dark brown little tan head. Aroma of nut, coffee and pine. Balanced with huge toasty finish. Solid drinkable and even better on nitro.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours almost black, no light to be seen. No head at all. A bit of a light roast aroma. Surprising fizzy mouthfeel. Not special, I expected more.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a slick jet black with very little viscosity. Thin head disappears quickly. Minimal aromas of roast with hints of coffee. A well-attenuated and fairly dry finishing robust porter. Nothing stands out or is too exciting about this one.


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