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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 439   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.


theoncle's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theoncle (57) - Barcelona, - JAN 31, 2013
De color ben negre amb una escuma cafetera. Aroma de xocolata torrat i notes de cafè. En boca és ben bé el mateix. Bon equilibri entre la xocolata dolça, el pi i petites dosis de fum i fusta, tabac i un final llarg.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (200) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Very good indeed. Black body with a light brown head that slowly collapses into moderate lacing. Dark berries hit the nose first, then liquorice and leather. Full creamy body. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with an undercurrent of fruit. Milky at the end. I like this a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjorninn (20) - - OCT 18, 2014
Annað sinn sem ég smakka þennan, upplifunin er einsog mig minnti. Nei annars, það var heima, nú er ég umkringdur ókunnum sálum á Micro. Þær eru heldur ekki heima hjá sér, sem færir okkur öll nær hvort öðru; það og bjórinn.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillmuffin (84) - Haugesund, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Bougth at Apollon platebar. Totaly black with small beige head. Smell of hot chocolate and caramel. Taste of chocolate, Sugar and leaves. Sweet and bitter taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1018) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2012 la ultima vez. Una porter intensa y con fuertes sabores y aromas tostados, cacao y café con un buen volumen alcohólico que le aporta cuerpo y carácter. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (730) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
Thick, black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma has licorice and roasted malt. Solid mouthfeel, more licorice and sweetness well balanced by strong, hoppy bitterness. Lasting, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (400) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Cette bière porte terriblement bien son nom lorsqu’on la regarde : on a droit à une véritable boule de billard noire liquide. L’apparition d’une mousse brune crémeuse lors du versement de la bière rassure dans toute cette noirceur macabre. Toutes les inquiétudes sont dissipées lorsqu’on y plonge le nez; les notes chocolat au lait, de café fraîchement moulu et de caramel subtil sont carrément envoûtantes. En bouche, le liquide enveloppe et caresse le palais avec une présence maltée bien évidente, le malt étant légèrement torréfié. Très soyeuse, le chocolat et le café se retrouvent et s’étalent dans une finale juste assez amère et sucrée pour nous garder éveiller.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kauge (182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
33 cl bottle from Stockmann in Tallinn (€ 3,95), Sept 2014. BB 28/10/2015. Pours pitch black with a very nicely retaining and lacing dark tan head. Nose is almost a black IPA-ish mix of roasted malts and bitter, musky and citrusy hops, plus a mild sweetness of bitter chocolate and cocoa and coffee, and a faint ashy or smoky aspect... Gets more sugary as it warms. It’s insanely good! Taste begins with a dark roastiness and sweet chocolate, then a full hop armada quickly takes over, giving off piney, resinous and citrusy, fruity notes. It finishes with a mix of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Body is medium, carbonation flat, texture quite slick. A truly decadent beer - I absolutely adore such stuff! I’m gonna have to go and get some more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cascadian hops, caramel. Sweet with bitter ending, roasted malt and coffee dominate the flavour with dark chocolate hints and a slightly hoppy ending. A bit smoky. Cross between a porter and a black IPA. Neat!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at home from Beer Shop St albans. £4.50 Aroma is sweet fruits, piney hops, chalky ashy clean roast. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head. Nose develops a bit more, with some wood and leather. Flavour is big juicy hops, pine and ashy dry roasted coffee. Very nice clean ferment and hides the alcohol pretty well. Long lingering bitter roast and piney hops. Palate is semi-full and with high slightly abrasive carbonation. Really good black IPA. (should be a black IPA at least. )

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (845) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown head leaving for layer. Opaque. Aroma is licorice, coffee, chocolate, dark bread, dark berries, gasoline. Taste is sweet of liquer, chocolate and coffee.


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