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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ep2021's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ep2021 (29) - - OCT 18, 2012
pure black liquid big dark nocha head. full mouthfeel, on the dry side, some stickyness. long coffe adtertaste with some bitternessa.NICE!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1599) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Brasséliande café Couleur noire peu de mousse marron pas d’effervescence Nez sur le chocolat Attaque en bouche chocolat café tofee et fruit noire, très ronde avec un côté marc de café en fin de bouche.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UjoKlobasa (628) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2016
On tap. Dark chestnut color, brown head. Warm chocolate smell. Aroma of sachertorte, honey, caramel, hops, tin of coffee as well. Medium heavy sweet, still light medium bitter, tin of sourness too. Well balanced, pleasant, great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Pitch black pour with a thin dark tan head. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, sherry, dark cherries and a light warming alcohol in the back of the throat. Medium body, medium to light carbonation and a chocolate roasty bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jakubwloszcz (180) - Piastów, POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana bardzo ładna, beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa. W aromacie jest kawa, gorzka czekolada, paloność. W smaku jest gorzkie, wytrawne, solidnie palone, dominuje gorzka czekolada. Goryczka jest spora, w ustach zostają długie posmaki.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Pours black with light brownish head. Roasted malts, coffee, hops, fruit in aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some fruit in flavor. Medium to full bodied. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Nearly black with deep copper highlights and a dense brown head. Thickly malty, fudgey, with undertones of espresso beans and aniseed. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiery_1 (158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
330ml pour from Sergiy, on my deck. Very roasted nose, burnt. Ashtray; subtle sweetness. Likeness to a RIS or even a hoppy American BW.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle from Legacy, tasted at Brian’s. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is slightly sweet, burnt malt. Same character taste with lots of hoppines and some black (not just dark) chocolate notes. Amazing!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (677) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Es wird geklotzt und zwar kräftig. Der Übergang zwischen IP und IS scheint zu verschwimmen. Die, für zum Beispiel bei DeMolen ISs typische, scharf medizinische und fast nordisch eisige Kühle, findet auch bei diesem Imperial Porter statt. Für mich kaum ein Unterschied erkennbar. Höllisch heftig, ein Dauerbeschuss von Röst,Schoko und Hops. IBU Power inklusive. RUND !!!! 0,2/3,5Euro in der MIKKELLER BAR Barcelona. Tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Average creamy dark brownish head with good retention. Clear opaque very dark brown (black appearance). Aroma is dry dark fruit (prune, raisin) cocoa, coffee, brownie, liquorous and roasted malts. Taste have burnt dark fruits, prune, some chocolate and acid-sweetness, with some ashes dry finish. Bitter-acid aftertaste and medium creamy mouthful. A dry burnt malt flavoured imperial stout.


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