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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 423   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.

Beerhammaren's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (997) - - JAN 18, 2013
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, coffee, dark malts. Flavor is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and cocoa beans.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rarbring (1261) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Overall: Peas, grass, nettles, dry, coffee. Not for me.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-07-26.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baton (32) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with nice beige head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malts, licorice. No hops which is disappointing. Taste: coffee, roasty, dark chocolate, licorice. Great, full body and oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (115) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Vierte color negro intenso con abundante cabeza de espuma que perdura largo tiempo en la copa; se aprecian aromas a malta tostada, cacao, especias y café; en boca entrada media y maltosa con ligero amargor; notas terrosas y a regaliz, buen cuerpo con carbónico moderado; pos gusto largo con amargor persistente en una buena cerveza de estilo porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2176) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pretty good for a beer that was stored for two years in a room that got as high as 80°. Had a small thick tan head that didn't last too long and good lacing. Aroma was cocoa mole asses raisins malt. Flavor was milder than aRoma cocoa malts and very smooth. Excellent palate. Very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2650) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, vanilla, mocha. TASTE:coffee, vanilla, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1565) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Zwart bier, bruine kraag. Mooie volle porter. Goede balans tussen koffie bitterheid, chocolade en wat overrijp fruit. Goede carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body under a one finger frothy brown head that left some sticky lacing. The nose is pretty intense, lots of roast, chocolate, licorice, and burnt caramel. Some lighter notes of alcohol, light smoke, and a bit of citrusy hops. The flavor is a little too burnt and a bit acrid for my preferences, but there are some nice licorice and dark chocolate notes in here. There’s a bit of alcohol heat on the finish, but fairly well restrained. Medium bodied and just a touch clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. An OK beer, but nothing that I’d drink with regularity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (273) - - JUL 5, 2014
Drank 05-05-2014. Coffee small. Good typical dark taste. Coffee and dark chocolate smell. Taste is similar. Medium carbonation. Good, rich beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1365) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Appearance: Basically black, nice dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted, dark malt.
Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted, slight smokiness and bitterness. Good!
Bought: Erzbierschof, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
Info: 28/6-2014, BB: 21/3-2015

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