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style
To l
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, - JAN 3, 2013
330 ml bottle - poiurs deep brown with a potent light brown head. Aroma has notes of coffee, green parpica and other raw roasted notes. Body is medium with a nice balance between mouthfeel and carbonation, making the taste impressions of coffee and toffee coming through well. Nice porter!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (299) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle, pours dark brown with very high, pillowy and stable beige head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel and roasted malt. In taste medium sweetness with a bit ashy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (362) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrn de ms de tres dedos de grosor (buensima retencin, textura jabonosa). Aroma extrao y no demasiado placentero: caf, sulfuro (aroma algo qumico), lpulo que redondea todo lo dems. Como digo, extrao. No capto la mayora de cosas que escriben los dems y me parece que el lpulo es lo ms presente en cuanto a aroma. En boca hay caf y un poco de chocolate, caramelo, con final bastante amargo y regusto a lpulo muy fresco en la boca entre trago y trago. Imperial Porter nica y muy disfrutable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1213) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts, coffee and smoke.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and smoke.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great sweet start with loads of chocolate and a decent roasted finish to back it up. Ever the slightest amount of smoke comes through as well. That dark sugar sure as hell makes this beer feel really authentic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (890) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Piana bardzo wysoka, mocno zbita. W aromacie czekolada, trochę słynnego prażonego słonecznika, ulotna nutka cytrusa. W smaku czekoladowe, ale i dość mocno palone, popiołowe. Cytrusowo-palona goryczka, mocna. Gładziutkie w odczuciu, niskie nasycenie. Alkohol okej ukryty. Smakowita opcja.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOTnakke (8) - - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Pours a thick light brown head, almost black color, smokey aroma with milky notes, strong taste of smoke, strong coffee and a solid bitterness. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (422) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
330ml bottle, pours thick oily black brown colour with massive foamy tan head which stays thick and lingers for sometime before settling but staying noticable. Aroma is black coffee, liquorice and smokey roasted malts, a slight clean floral hop presence as well. Taste is mild to medum sweet and medum to strong bitter, a smokey roasted presence on the finish. Thick oily texture in the mouth, a really fine Porter. I would love to see how it tastes after it has been aged for a bit too.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinek (149) - POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
butelka/ czarne jak węgiel, bez refleksw, obfita, brązowa, grubopęcherzykowa piana zmniejszająca się do obfitej obrączki utrzymującej się do końca picia. w aromacie przede wszystkim słody palone, czekolada, espresso. po ogrzaniu wyraźny popił. kremowe, gęste, pełne, nieznacznie kwaśne od słodw, goryczka umiarkowana do wysokiej. nasycenie idealne. mega plus!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 27, 2016
love big porters hopped with american hops, lot of sweet not so much coffee, all well balanced. great.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (1287) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Weihnachtskalender von To l). Fast schwarz mit massivstem beigem Schaum. In der Nase eher unauffllig. Elegantes Imperial Porter mit abgerundeter Kaffeenote.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raptoos (3) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016 does not count
0,33l bottle from SmakiPiwa. Very brown foam with good lacing, black, thick, coffee-like brown-black colour. Nice, coffee or cocoa and citrus aroma. Rich, oily taste of coffee and cocoa. Best porter I drinked so far


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