To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

Acid303's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (437) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JAN 20, 2013
33cl bottle. Black colour with small/medium brown head. Full bodied and average carbonated. Aroma is a mix of wood, alcohol and hints of roasted malts. Those malts are more evident regarding taste, with some chocolate notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I find it too soft for a beer like this, but it’s not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (422) - - JUL 3, 2015
Dark brown or better: black clear colour, with mousse-like light brown big firm head. Visually high carbination. Aroma without presence of alcohol, namely malts dominate: roasted barley, chocolate, toffee, coffee (naturally; they used munich and cara!). On the second hand you detect little notes of hops. Flavor is firstly sweet, with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, than you notice alcohol warmth. In finish dominates hops (pine, little tropical reminescences). Hop bitterness is surprisingly high, but really well balanced with malt sweetness, which is medium. Body is full, but soft, carbonation also, with long lasting dry bitterness. Complex, very good porter, another fantastic brew from Proef.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Black pour with a three finger, creamy, tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is deep roast, smoke, charred wood, piney hops, dark chocolate, dark caramel, oily roast, grapefruit peel and crusty bread. Flavor is roast, ashy toasted oats, charred pine, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, toasted bready malt, ginger spice, earthy leaves and a nice dark caramel, burnt sugar and spruce tip finish. Medium body, creamy entry, medium, blanketing carbonation, chewy middle and dry, somewhat chalky finish. Really good stuff overall, big roasty, smoky character with a surprising hop punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1244) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
Handpumo @Open Baladin Roma. Pours deep brown with a big and persistent cappuccino foam. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolata, coffee and vanilla, hops (grass), nice. Flavour is strong and powerful, chocolate, licorice, coffee, strong bitter end. Full body, light carbonation. Rough, but very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1408) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Very dark almost black, with a billowing grey head that filled the glass perfectly, looked superb. Very full mouthfeel, big flavours. Actually very hoppy, malts getting a bit lost, some harshness and ashy burned flavour I guess from the smoked malt, maybe brown as well. Interesting and tasty, not sure comes together perfectly. One to sip rather than drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (343) - NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
0.33 flaske. Mørk med brunt skum som varer. Aroma kaffe malt og karamell. Smak brent malt kaffe. Mild og fin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2015
Classic look: black with brown medium head. Aroma is fantastic: from coffee, roasted malrs to caramel, to chocolate, to dark fruit. Taste very complex as well, a hurricane of all the aromas, plus a milky sweetness. Bitter end, with burnt caramel after taste. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 16/06/19 Pours dark black nontransparent liquid, medium frothy brown head, Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, espresso, griotte cherries, plums, caramel cake, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light sour, milk chocolate, caramel, griotte cherries, plums, nuts, Palate: full body, creamy to oily texture, average carbonation, long chocolate bitter finish, Overall: excellent porter, very drinkable, delicious, enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzi (61) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Wygląd: Jasno brązowa, drobnoziarnista piana. Wysoka, opada zostawiając potężną koronkę. Barwa piwa - czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Aromat: Karmel, gorzka czekolada, kawa, Lekka śliwka i nuta orzechowa. SmaK: Mocna goryczka o charakterze gorzkiej czekolady. Kawowy posmak, lekkie nuty laktozy, Wyraźna paloność. Gorycz nie zalega. Po przełknięciu, czuć delikatnie alkohol. Piwo jest wytrawne, średnio wysycone. Bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (288) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Pours only black with a ridiculous tan head tastes plums coffee smoke dark fruits and brown sugar, alcohol very much present, very east drinking for a strong porter could easily become unstuck on this on a night out nice tipple maybe a little sweet for my pallat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
[Bottle (330ml) in our apartment, Paris, May 22] 34th rating of my Paris/Amsterdam trip. Pours a very dark brown with an average size lasting frothy light-brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate, a touch of vanilla and nuts. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate & coffee, light lactic notes and a somewhat big bitter finish (7+). Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. Really good.

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