skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite the old logo RB has up for the Black Hook...Iíve only had this a few times, and from what I remember, itís not all that bad for a larger brewed beer. May try it again at some point...
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
blackish pour in the glass. Pretty standard dryish porter. Chocolate malts in nose and taste buds. Rated 3/20/03
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 IBUís. (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.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
22415brewery (360) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice start and middle; very flavorful, but the end leaves something to be desired, a bit too clean.
solsticebrew (61) - USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Honolulu. Carmel and chocolate aroma. Very dark amber but can still see light through the beer. I like this porter, it is a good tasting beer that is not too heavy. Good on price and taste.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on Nitro at the Barley pub, Dark brown pour with beige head. aroma is some roast and some cocoa/coffee. a touch of dark fruit as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but the flavor is decent, though not striking, some coffee bean and milk chocolate followed by some roast at the finish. Not to bad, very drinkable, but ordinary.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft from a nitro tap. Pours a very deep brown with a creamy, light tan head. Light roasted notes with a little earth in the nose. Very low carbonation with a medium, creamy, yet slightly dry mouthfeel. Roasted malt, earth, mineral, and some wood on the palate. Medium finish. I would have liked a little more flavor out of this one.