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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Danish: Black Ball er en potent porter med mřrk cassanade og et ordentlig skud amerikansk humle til at afbalancere den markante og fyldige maltprofil, hvor der findes noter af chokolade, karamel og rřg.
Ingredienser: Vand, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich og brown), ristet byg, flćkket havre, mřrk cassanade, humle og gćr.

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.


czar's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
bottle from mathieu t., many thanks! pours almost black with a nice creamy beige head, some retention. strong coffee and roasted notes, smoked malt, scotch whiskey, maple - some sweetness, never cloying, few burnt malts, leather and soy sauce. soft carbonation, medium to full body, big resinous and citrusy hops for a medium long dry-hopped citrusy finish. quite nice sipper!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (100) - - MAY 22, 2015
12oz bottle - pours super dark brown with a light tan head that never fully dissipates. Big roasty aromas dominate - coffee, chocolate, burnt earth and a note of cola. A mouthful is thick, bitter, burnt and coating. Big delicious flavors like dark chocolate, espresso, burnt toast, bitter hop, earthiness and some licorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of, coffee, smoke, liquorice, tobacco, roasted malt. Taste sweet with roasted bitterness and some bitterhops. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, slightly silky mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (814) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
330 ml bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Pitch black body, with a big, dense, creamy, lacing, dark beige head.
Aroma of smoke, nuts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some liquorice, some dark fruits.
Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, ash, cocoa, liquorice, subtle citric hops.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, smokey, quite dry, with coffee, liquorice, bitter chocolate, cocoa.

Tasty. Great balance between smoke, chocolate, strong roasty notes and even some hops. Alcohol is completely hidden, drinks very smooth. Overall not the best Imperial Porter I’ve had, but a very pleasant one I would gladly drink again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 12, 2015
solid chewy porter with hints of roast and smoke. slightly sweet and smoky on the palate with a slick medium to full body. Good brew, if a bit expensive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Metro Wines, Syston. This had a little bit of everything: smoke, ash-crunch, tropical hop ghost, burnt mouth. Smooth and creamy tongue house sitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (107) - FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
Brune ŕ la mousse rougeoyante avec du centennial dedans ! Nez caféine de stout "classique". Douce et moelleuse en bouche. On est pas mal sur le biscuit ... Léger et délicat: une "stout de printemps" / une "Porter d’automne" ? Pas trop d’amertume finalement. Pas mal de sucre mais sans excčs non plus ...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (253) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2015
Pitch black. Abundant tan head. Very powerful aromas: cola nut, bitter herbs, espresso, chocolate. Round, sizzling, full-bodied. Very long finish, reminiscent of coffee beans and dandelion. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (569) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very nice, dark chocolate, wood smoke, vanilla, hint of coffee. Looks beautiful with a rich thick head. Taste smoke, licorice, dark chocolate, nut, a gentle hop bitterness and pleasing sour tone lifting it nicely, cherry, a little vanilla cream, slight coffee ice-cream, a stewed dark fruit flavour. Mouhtfeel is surprisingly light. A very, very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jagienka (139) - Łask, POLAND - APR 12, 2015
Butelka. Barwa brunatna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa kremowa drobna obfita, znaczy szkło. W aromacie alkoholowa nuta śliwki w czekoladzie. W smaku czuć alkohol, goryczka kakaowa na poziomie średnim. Piwo średnio nasycone, z krótkim alkoholowo goryczkowym posmakiem.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seritomi (336) - HUNGARY - APR 8, 2015
Jól néz ki, sötét, s?r?, masszív habbal. Illata nekem, erjedési problémákkal tettenérhet, savanykás, éleszt?s illattal. Meg alkoholos. El?ször édes, tejcukros. Er?sen keser?, ragacsos, olajos. Kávés. Túl sokk de nem amat?r sör.


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