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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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, hops (Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade) and yeast.

Kavu's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3292) - Helsinki, - JAN 30, 2013
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours pitch black with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee. Flavor is roasted malts with coffee and alcohol. Very soft and creamy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, vanilla bean, clove and sulphur. Taste is fresh malts, mocha, caramel, vanilla beans and clove. Chewy mouthfeel with rich malts and vines he’s with an earthy and slightly bitter finish. Appearance is black with a frothy light brown head that retains very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
330ml brown bottle. Black pour, big dark brown head with a lot of lace. Aroma has chocolate, roast and smoke. Taste has roast, chocolate, smoke, berry. Bitter malts. The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (164) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
Nel bicchiere è perfetta e maestosa, di colore praticamente nero, con una crema di schiuma compatta e soffice, beige, molto persistente. L’aroma non è particolarmente complesso ma è molto pulito ed elegante, soprattutto per quel che riguarda i profumi di caffè in grani; a corollario ci sono orzo tostato e leggerissime note di cioccolato. L’aspetto visivo trova piena corrispondenza in bocca: è una porter cremosa e vellutata, dal corpo medio e molto poco carbonata. La scorrevolezza è indubbiamente un po’ sacrificata a favore di una morbidezza davvero godibilissima; grande intensità nel gusto, con abbondanza di tostature e di caffè, cioccolato amaro e qualche nota più dolce di caramello che cerca di bilanciare. Oltre all’acidità di malti scuri c’è anche una generosa luppolatura che, a fine corsa, svolge quella necessaria azione di alleggerimento per asciugare il palato e dare qualche istante di tregua, prima che la corsa riparta in un retrogusto molto lungo ed intenso, carico di caffè e di tostature.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (762) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 13, 2015
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, robust, toast and nuts... the taste of caramel and roasted malt, bitter chocolate, toast, coffee, licorice and toffee... sweet, bitter and warming aftertaste... very nice porter...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1800) - PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Opaque black colour with a nice tan head. Average retention. Roasted, liquorice, wood, chocolate and hoppy aroma. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex medium bitter with fruity notes and a long and dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Butlka 0.375L.
Wygląd: Czarne z bujną beżową pianą.
Aromat: Gorzka czekolada, likier wiśniowy, lekki alkohol ale dobrze ułożony, kawa rozpuszczalna.
Odczucie: Pełne, oleiste, aksamitne, niskowysycone.
Smak: Palone, wręcz jakby wędzone było, gorzka czekolada alkohol na finiszu się pojawia ale nie jest nachalny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from Metro Wines. Almost black colour with a tan head. Roasted and slightly smoke and spice aroma. Tasted smoky fruity and a touch of roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 23, 2015
Black with a tan light ruby read frothy head with good lacings. Aromas of roasted and chocolate malts develop with notes of toast, coffee, candis-sugar, sublime smoke and dried cranberries. Softly carbonated, velvety and fully bodied. Roast malt sweetness with its bittereness and some fruity notes. Lasting juicy dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (195) - ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma: black bread, roasty, skunky. Appearance: black, clear, rocky head, brown lasting foam. Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness. medium body, thin feel, lively, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phyllomedusa (5) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Couleurs de Bières, Montpellier. Pours black, with brown head. Aroma quite smokey, hints of chocolate and coffee roast. Very creamy and smooth. Again smoke on the palate, more chocolate and dark coffee, a bit of caramel. Sweet to taste but well-balanced with smoke/roast and a fairly bitter finish.

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