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To Øl Black Ball Ballistics

To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottled 375ml. -from Za Popen’t Ljubljana. Deep black coloured, medium sized brown head, cocoa and chocolate in the nose. Roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate with some notes of cognac barrel. No trace of alcohol. Also notes of chocolate and wood in the finish. Superb brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4350) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
Courtesy of and shared with Hrabren, huge thanks! Small brownish tan head, OK retention. Pitch black body. Whoa... cocoa assault with some raisin undertones in the aroma, chocolate-covered cereal, but the barrel(s?) aren’t extremely evident, which is great, because the aroma is quite awesome. Creamy, fresh. Taste...ooooh.... again, dark chocolate owns this lovely, lovely brew. Sherry and cognac? Wouldn’t be able to tell. Nevertheless, this is insanely good. Silky, smooth, never overbearing, with the dark chocolate flowing seamlessly into a bitterish finish. Not bursting with complexity but wow... WOW! Maybe, maybe trace of citric tartness, subdued herbal notes woven perfectly into the silky, smooth, roasty bitter chocolate. Had 5 To Øl beers - all were from very good to fucking awesome. This is fucking awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
0.375 bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia, shared with Marko. Black with frothy beige head. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma, milky. Creamy, bitter, dry, coffee, roasty character, full body, strong coffee-like dry finish. No fruit notes, just strong, dark aromas :) Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dalila4 (3) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
Aroma: black bread, chocolate, coffee, honey, wood, cognac, herbs Appearance: black with brown, thick and lasting head Taste: well balanced between sweetness and bitterness Palate: oily, average carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4964) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
375ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with hints of coffee and cognac. Taste is a chocolate malty and cognac sweetness with a light hoppy and coffee bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty porter that suits the style very well. These days it seems that many porters taste like stouts and visa versa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5503) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Black beer. Brown head. Aroma of cognac, roast, lacto, wood roast, liquorice, soap, bay leaf, liquor... Flavours of roast, liquor, light spice, tar, light sharpness, malt roast, grain roast, tar, bay leaf, wood roast... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquor, liquorice, quite deep dark ’n black.... Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Not my favorite and quite a strange mix but also has a certain complexity which makes it this way...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (405) - - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma: coffee, cherry, chocolate, smoke, cocoa, cognac, vanilla, lemon, grassy, herbal, licorice; Appearance: vanishing frothy head, pitch-black; Taste: intense bitterness, intense sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: long finish, medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation Very dry, intensely warming and aromatic beer. Aroma suggests more alcohol than it actually has. Intensely hoppy, for those who like it rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle split at LKS Towers, from BD Online, 05/05/15. Black with a big ole tan covering. Nose is rich roast, coffee, cocoa rub, toffee, dark fruits, spice. Taste comprises light smoke, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, sherry soaked wood, light spice, charr. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Decent Impy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Black, big foamy brown head, full lacing. Aroma is quite light with some chocolate and a little sherry. Body is medium, foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is milk chocolate, papery, twiggy, a little ash, soft bitterness. I really didn’t get much sherry or cognac. Had a bit of a watered-down vibe. Still, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2015
A very tasty beer. It’s round and balanced. Had a deep, deep chocolate flavor with a delicate touch of alcohol. Delicious. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and dairy with little grilles cheese. Taste is medium sweet and earthy but has a very delicate and still delicious aftertaste which is a plus. Good stuff. Barel aging is there but not overwhelming.

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