To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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, hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade) and yeast.

czar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5961) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (200) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, smoke. Quite bitter. Quite creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
September 27, 2015. Bottle at home, before november 17, 2019.
Black with a large brown head, slowly dissipating leaving some trace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, smoked malt, tobacco, hints of licorice and ash Taste is light sweet, roasted bitterness, smoked malts, with some ash notes and tobacco. Finish is roasted dry ashy bitterness with smoke notes and a somewhat watery texture to it, Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Nice smoked porter, a bit thin and watery mouthfeel though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thb (765) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
Inky black pour, rising dense brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits booze. Kind of an "old book" aroma going on too. Taste is....good. Balanced - clearly quite a few hops in here, but principally on the bitter side. Remarkably refreshing finish for such a big beer. No one element dominates, which is pretty amazing for 8%. Big body, thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luengus (16) - - SEP 26, 2015
Average creamy dark brown diminishing head with murky black body. Heavy malt molasses and caramel with light dough yeast. Full creamy body with soft carbonation and bitter finish. Long duration flavor. Slightly sweet, acidic and heavy bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1798) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 25, 2015
From a bottle at the Bevog 2nd anniversary. Pours a dark brown, almost black color, topped with a fairly big tan colored head, very creamy. Quite roasty aroma with some mild chocolate notes. Creamy body with a quite grainy feel and moderate bitterness. Mild coffee that get’s a bit more noticeable with time. Not the best one, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Lightly toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, oak, and campfire. Pours black with a 3 cm frothy light brown head with great retention. The lacing is quite interesting in that a ring would form with each taste. These rings were thick (in texture) and remained a long time. Taste is dark chocolate, bread (but not yeasty), with a nice smoky, bitter and sour ending. The palate is thick and chalky with some astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Summer Secret Santa! Pours dark opaque black, medium creamy brown head, nice residual and lacing. Roasty ashtray burned chocolate molasses aroma. Flavor is light sweet, medium plus bitter, deep deep roast, notes of smoke, molasses, burned malt, coffee grounds. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is black with creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, a hint of citrus, and chocolate. Taste is citrus hops, roasted malts, and chocolate. Nice well rounded porter that has lots of hop character, with velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8862) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
(bottle, 33cl) Black coloured hue with a big and brown foamy head. Roasty and leafy malty aroma with notes of liquorice, wet wood, caramel, coffee and a whiff of smoke. Moderately roasty bitter and subtle sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with an almost creamy carbonation. Roasty but also soft malty mouthfeel with flavours of liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and subtle notes of dried fruits; quite bitter and lasting finish with a cornucopia of flavours and a mild but balancing malty sweetness, accompanied by a moderate alcoholic bite. Very good. 04.IX.15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (383) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, hops. Taste is bitter sweet, roasted malts. chocolate, licorice, hops, dry ending with roasted malts, chocolate and light hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad.

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