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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Black Ball er en potent porter med mrk cassanade og et ordentlig skud amerikansk humle til at afbalancere den markante og fyldige maltprofil, hvor der findes noter af chokolade, karamel og rg.
Ingredienser: Vand, malt(pilsner, smoked, chokolade, cara munich og brown), ristet byg, flkket havre, mrk cassanade, humle og gr.

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.


theoncle's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theoncle (59) - Barcelona, - JAN 31, 2013
De color ben negre amb una escuma cafetera. Aroma de xocolata torrat i notes de caf. En boca s ben b el mateix. Bon equilibri entre la xocolata dola, el pi i petites dosis de fum i fusta, tabac i un final llarg.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (705) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 27, 2016
330 Mml bottle tasted on the 26/04/2016. Black opaque color with a dense and big beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is dry, alcoholic and espresso. Aftertaste is strong with a lot of coffee. Next one please!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (340) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Tap @ Cellar,Chester. Kolor czarny piana brazowa przechodzaca w lekka czerwien. Aromat bardzo "wedzony".kawa czekolada tyto? lekki zapach kuwety. Smak lepszy niz zapach. Palona kawa karmel kakao w oddali lekkie owoce. 8 procent ale cos nie tak. Brakuje glebi smaku ..

Marcin G

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3564) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2016
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Pungent aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and blueberry. Opaque black color, frothy 2" brown head that refuses to go away, bands of lace. Taste is bitter roasted coffee malt with light smoke. A big. bold, brew that lays easy in the belly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlGagario (99) - Modena, ITALY - APR 18, 2016
In bottiglia. Colore nero impenetrabile. Testa color crema di caff/marrone, da soapy (bolle larghe) a cremosa, densa, caramellata secca e amara. Carbonazione da soffice a media, pungente. Aroma cupo di caramello amaro, zucchero, toffee, ortica ed erbe amare, lontana liquirizia, crosta di pane nero, amaretto, terra e lontana torba. Gusto caramellato amaro ricco, inizialmente grasso poi decisamente secco, di amarezza molto intensa, al limite dellacre, con successiva emersione di una solida luppolatura alquanto amara ed erbacea, controbilanciato da tappeto maltato di dolci note di zucchero. Dopo beva caramellato e maltato, meno amaro, con note balsamiche sempre secche, ma pi dolci. Corpo pi che medio, con alcool ben in evidenza. La scorrevolezza discreta: si consiglia di sorseggiarla con calma, onde poterne apprezzare la struttura complessa. Trama da oleosa a lattica, mediamente grassa e terrosa, appena sticky sul finale. Ottima la sensazione di caramello amaro: una birra intrigante e dark.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown/black body with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of Twiglets, dark chocolate, smoke and Marmite. Flavour of rich coffee, plum, soy sauce and blueberries. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Very intense and full flavoured.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1343) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours pitch black with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma is hoppy, roasty, malty, chocolate, citrus, light piney. Taste is malty, roasty, chocolate, hoppy, citrussy, licorice, subtle tobacco.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1542) - Besanon, FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur brun fonc, trs fine mousse beige. Effervescence moyenne. Nez caf, pain. Palais equilibr, excellent, armes de grill, de caf, belle finale amre. Cool.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1379) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 28, 2016
butelka, warka do 23/11/20. prawie czarne niezawysoka ale bardzo ladna i ladnie zostajaca na szkle piana. aromaty nie bardzo intensywne, niemniej fajne ewidentnie, palonosc, czekolada, pralinki, ciemne owoce i tu niestety zgrzyt na koncu - bo troche rozpuszczalnika. moze pechowa warka czy butelka, nie slyszalem /czytalem, zeby ktos sie skarzyl w temacie. tez jakies chmielowe cytrusy chyba po ogrzaniu? w ustach za to juz baaaardzo fajnie. Z jednej strony slodkawe, z drugiej wytrawne, gorzkie, kawowo-czekoladowo-palone dlugie posmaki, samo piwo ma duzo ciala, najfajniejszy moment to przelykanie - wtedy przemile nuty z aromatow (bez rozpuszczalnika) sa zintensyfikowane w gardle, fajowy efekt, a la womit tęczą... zeby nie ten rozpuszczalnik w aromacie pewnie byloby ze 4.2, ale i tak klasa piwo

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gr_pa (265) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Black (really dark black) , with great brown head. Looks awasome. Aroma: dark chocolate, hops ( mostly cascade i think), some coca and caramel. Body is medium to light, quite dry. Flavour: coffee, roasted malts. Very bitter finish, but its nice harmonized with roastyness. Overall nice rough and expressive

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (326) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted, smoked and ashes. Taste is roasted, smoked and coffee. Medium to full body. nice bitter ending.


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