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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 417   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1542) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Zwart bier, bruine kraag. Mooie volle porter. Goede balans tussen koffie bitterheid, chocolade en wat overrijp fruit. Goede carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4857) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1359) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 330ml: Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and plenty of it, minerals, bits of espresso, some booze, and some lightly burnt malts. Taste is quite bitter and very mineralish. Loads of chocolate. Hops are very prominent. Nice mouthfeel. Powerful aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1128) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown to almost black, somewhat translucent. Small tan head that doesn’t last long, no lacing on the glass. Freshly brewed coffee, hazelnut, charred wood, and vanilla in the aroma. Taste is the same but with some simcoe hoppiness to it which is unexpected but very welcome, takes a bit of the edge off the coffee and smoke. Finish is long and coffee bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (1508) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
På fat. Svart öl med medelstort moccafärgat skum. Doftar kaffe, mörk choklad, rostad malt och havre. Smakinslag av kaffe, lakrits, havssalt och rostad malt. En lätt rökighet i eftersmaken, en mjuk och rund munkänsla - sammantaget mycket, mycket gott.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Very toasty malt nose. Solid, lasting foamy brown head atop a black body. Creamy palate gives way to bitterness and a lot of coffee. Rich, mildly gritty with a strong vanilla front and good West Coast hop finish. Likeable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (357) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
Almost black with thick, dense head. Chocolate aroma, some smoke. Salty licorice balanced with sweet and smoked malt. Long aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3849) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with a big head that took some time to dissipate. But it was worth it. Medium body with lots of maltiness that lingered for some time. Impressive.


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