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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Danish: Black Ball er en potent porter med mørk cassanade og et ordentlig skud amerikansk humle til at afbalancere den markante og fyldige maltprofil, hvor der findes noter af chokolade, karamel og røg.
Ingredienser: Vand, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich og brown), ristet byg, flækket havre, mørk cassanade, humle og gær.

English: Black Ball is a potent porter with a nice and round mouth feel combined with a lot of american hops, that balances the full and creamy body which has notes of chocolate, coffee and smoke.
Ingredients: Water, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich, brown), roasted barley, flaked oat, dark cassanade sugar, hooops (Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade) and yeast.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Pudel Baar, Tallinn
Dark brown, almost black beer with mocha colored head. Aroma is sweet with milk chocolate, cocoa, bready and roasted malts. Flavor has loafy bready and roasted malts with chocolate and bitterness. Full palate. Heavy bitterness with aftertaste of salty licorice. Sweet, tasty and enjoyable beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stoigniew (28) - Łęczna, POLAND - APR 28, 2014
Piwo bogate we wszystko czego od znakomitego piwa się wymaga. Treściwość, paloność, corpo, aromat, wygląd - wszystko niemal idealnie ze sobą połączone w jednej małej flaszynie. Na początku zaskoczyła piękna wręcz brązowa i drobna piana jak z espresso doppio. Chmiele amerykańskie słabo czułem pijąc albo były tak dobrze kontrowane kawową palonością i czekoladą - z butelki jednak było to intensywne wciąż kontrowane kawą i bombonierką, co bardzo polubiłem, delikatnie słodkie. Żadne uczucie sensoryczne nie było nachalne - piwo doskonale ułożone. Polecam.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - APR 25, 2014
Pitch black with big, three fingers, mocha head, medium lasting, good lacing. Roasted malts, decent amount of dark chocolate and hoppy aroma - some tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit), also some smoked hints. Fresh, fruity and hoppy, bitterness from hops and roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate hints, medium bitter finish. Full body, creamy, almost oily, medium carbonation, low alcohol warmth. Really complex and well balanced beer - the perfect balance between hops and roasted, burnt notes, very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Creamy porter with beige head. Taste of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some smooth fruity american hops. Classy beer, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roasty, earthy, chocolate, ashy, and coffee in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. This is pretty much halfway between an euro and American porter. Has some euro malt but also some of the American stout flavors but not te sweetness. Lots of chocolate, but you can tell it comes from the malt not added cocoa nibs. Almost kinda tastes Like brownies. Some coffee and smoke as well. This was surprisingly good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
w_adwersarz (135) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 7, 2014
Czarne jak cholera, z piękną brązową, bardzo drobną pianą. Pełne, dobrze zbalansowane między słodami a chmielami. Goryczka bardzo fajna.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - APR 6, 2014
Pours a dark cola-black with a chunky tan head and watery legs. Smell is of lots of coffee, roasted malts, hops. Taste is more coffee, bitter hops with a dry chocolate finish. Body is not at all creamy - crisp, a little on the watery side, nice amount of light carbonation. Good amount of hop. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (226) - HONG KONG - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Pitch black pour with perfect tan head. Roasted hoppy bitter aroma. Taste is very balanced between roasted malts and hops with a lingering dry, bitter finish. Very nice porter that exceeds expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2014
Spectacular beer that gets better as it warms up. Full bodied with a delicious hop-forward balance this is a great beer to finish an extended tasting session.


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