To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 (6221) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (328) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2015
F: thin brown diminishing to thin film. C: dark non-transparent as a night. A: roasted malt, wet wood, coffee, sweet dark fruit. T: 0,33l bottle from De Hopduvel in Gent, dark malt, nice bitterness with some grassy/earthy tones decent dry on the palate, coffee, hint of dark chocolate, some dark fruity, smoked meat, full body, average carbo, very good beer for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle as a birthday gift from Jill. Cheers! Pours deep brown, almost black with a dense frothy beige head. Mild fruity malt aroma. Huge chocolate flavour with some coffee too. Rich with light spice and a long bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enno101 (12) - - NOV 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with a two finger dark tan head. Smells really roasty, dark espresso. dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. Tastes of dark bitter chocolate & coffee, slight smokiness and a lot more bitter than I was expecting. Medium to full bodied. This beer tastes like a chocolate coffee porter. Better than most beers that actually try to taste like chocolate and coffee. Really nice, but a tad bit on the bitter side for me in terms of a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Dark brown colour, small head but it leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma has hint of smoke, chocolate and herbs. Pleasant aromas. Taste has herbs, dry roasted malts, espresso coffee and grassy hoppy ending. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1240) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, vanilla bean, clove and sulphur. Taste is fresh malts, mocha, caramel, vanilla beans and clove. Chewy mouthfeel with rich malts and vines he’s with an earthy and slightly bitter finish. Appearance is black with a frothy light brown head that retains very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
330ml brown bottle. Black pour, big dark brown head with a lot of lace. Aroma has chocolate, roast and smoke. Taste has roast, chocolate, smoke, berry. Bitter malts. The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (168) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
Nel bicchiere è perfetta e maestosa, di colore praticamente nero, con una crema di schiuma compatta e soffice, beige, molto persistente. L’aroma non è particolarmente complesso ma è molto pulito ed elegante, soprattutto per quel che riguarda i profumi di caffè in grani; a corollario ci sono orzo tostato e leggerissime note di cioccolato. L’aspetto visivo trova piena corrispondenza in bocca: è una porter cremosa e vellutata, dal corpo medio e molto poco carbonata. La scorrevolezza è indubbiamente un po’ sacrificata a favore di una morbidezza davvero godibilissima; grande intensità nel gusto, con abbondanza di tostature e di caffè, cioccolato amaro e qualche nota più dolce di caramello che cerca di bilanciare. Oltre all’acidità di malti scuri c’è anche una generosa luppolatura che, a fine corsa, svolge quella necessaria azione di alleggerimento per asciugare il palato e dare qualche istante di tregua, prima che la corsa riparta in un retrogusto molto lungo ed intenso, carico di caffè e di tostature.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (765) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 13, 2015
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, robust, toast and nuts... the taste of caramel and roasted malt, bitter chocolate, toast, coffee, licorice and toffee... sweet, bitter and warming aftertaste... very nice porter...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1815) - PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Opaque black colour with a nice tan head. Average retention. Roasted, liquorice, wood, chocolate and hoppy aroma. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex medium bitter with fruity notes and a long and dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Butlka 0.375L.
Wygląd: Czarne z bujną beżową pianą.
Aromat: Gorzka czekolada, likier wiśniowy, lekki alkohol ale dobrze ułożony, kawa rozpuszczalna.
Odczucie: Pełne, oleiste, aksamitne, niskowysycone.
Smak: Palone, wręcz jakby wędzone było, gorzka czekolada alkohol na finiszu się pojawia ale nie jest nachalny.

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