To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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RATINGS: 456   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.

czar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4678) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6028-20131030] 12floz bottle. Smells like wood that’s been outside for a few hours. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasty wood flavour has a long grainy aftertaste. Full body has a nice bitter weight, not too heavy. Good. (8/4/8/5/17) 4.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (519) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Doskonały czekoladowy, winny, palony, beczkowy, waniliowy i słodowy aromat. Piwo jest totalnie czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Bardzo ładna beżowa piana i świetny lacing. Wygląd perfekcyjny. W smaku, na początku pojawiają się nuty orzechowe. Następnie czuć głownie słody i bardzo bardzo gorzką, wysokiej jakości czekoladę. Jest też malutka nuta alkoholowa. W posmaku dominuje goryczka, kawowa, czekoladowa, chmielowa. Fantastyczny złożony smak. Piwo jest delikatnie za mocno nagazowane, delikatnie szczypie w język i podniebienie, ale nie przeszkadza to zbytnio. Nie jest przez to jednak perfekcyjnie gładkie i aksamitne. Ogólnie fantastyczne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (643) - CROATIA - DEC 6, 2014
Pitch black color, average sized brown head. Lots of lacing. Huge chocolate aroma, coffee and hops. Taste is the same plus strong nut and hazelnut presence. It’s moderately sweet with some light bitterness. Aftertaste is long and sweetish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Nice and creamy texture. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 26 Aug 2012. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of dark malt, cocoa and dark fruit. Burnt malt in the flavour, with dates, molasses and some bitter hop. Finish was earthy, with lots of liquorice, lingering espresso and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (608) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Poured from 33 cl bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roast malt, and some mild lactose. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4972) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle - Dark roast malts and dark chocolate, very rich. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark bitter roast, some dark chocolate and a touch of espresso. Pretty bitter and rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Black in colour with a thin but lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is incredibly roasty, lots of chocolate, some vanilla and smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet, some light alcohol, chocolate and coffee, lots of roasted malts. Finishes long, some hops, roasty. 330ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oqnid (85) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
16 nov '14 -->Porter noire, 8%, 330ml -noir absolut, épais; mousse moka -nez café, vanille, alcool -café fort dès l'entrée, cendrée, tourbée -mince en corps mais riche en goût -chaleur d'alcool mais douce pour 8% -finale = prolongement de l'entrée (torréfaction, alcool); amertume de café Co=2.5 Arô=2 Am=3.5 Su=.5 Arr-g=3 Ac=1.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (91) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Black with a nice moka head. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt with grassy hops. Taste in balanced, a little bitter with a nice long lasting chocolate bitterness aftertaste. Full body, thick creamy texture. Very good porter, a reference standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (37) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours really well. A nice thick tan head that sticks around with some lacing. I really like this. One of the better porters going. Everything you want really strong malts/coffee/chocolate without tasting too boozy. Nice bitter finish and gets better the more you drink it.

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