overall
99
95
style
To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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Acid303's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JAN 20, 2013
33cl bottle. Black colour with small/medium brown head. Full bodied and average carbonated. Aroma is a mix of wood, alcohol and hints of roasted malts. Those malts are more evident regarding taste, with some chocolate notes and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I find it too soft for a beer like this, but it’s not bad.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phagelund (35) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
Black colour with light brown foam. Taste of chocolate, coffee and hops....

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (525) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. As smooth as it gets, cant taste the abv... full bodied. Masterpiece.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
m.mahu (161) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with beige foam. Liquorice, black coffee, chocolate. Very smooth and easy drinking. Low to medium carbonation. There is nothing wring with this. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (567) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Portteri kun on niin Tomille maistuu. Kahvia on pikkusen, mutta tunkkaisuus on hyvin säilynyt. Ja portterin tulee olla tunkkainen.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (398) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2017
Chocolate y café, dulce en boca. Bastante cuerpo. Sabor intenso. Muy buena. SIN FECHA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeijoA (45) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
33 cl bottle. Black with a lasting good one-finger head. Aroma of soy sauce, licorice, coffee, pretty good. Flavor is huge on licorice, totally overpowering. Oh well. Still, some more complexity in flavors would be nice. Bitterness is quite strong, quite a long finish in that regard. Carbonation is pretty low, which works well with the hoppiness. But yeah, I still don’t like licorice in beer, and this one has it in volumes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2831) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2017
A black beer, a head is brown and big. Aroma has coffee, liquirice and some chocolate, also pine and some citrus. Taste has black coffee, salt liquirice, quite strong bitterness. Medium+ bodied. Rich and powerful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kobracai (154) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Pours black. Aroma is smoke n chocolate. Taste starts off with espresso, caramel, and some tropical fruit, Here is smoke n chocolate as well. Hoppy and bitter and sweet with full body. Good porter. And I’m not the biggest porter-fan.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (24) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Pours with a coffee colored creamy foam. Aroma is fruity and fresh and has apricot and dried plum. Colour is black. Palate is slippery and light. Very pleasant. Taste is elegant and has dried apricot and cocoa, some bitterness and alcohol like "burn". It’s pleasant though and adds the elegancy to the taste. This beer tastes like a tuxedo suit looks.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (449) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle. Jet black, massive head. Well balanced porter, lot of roasted notes. Medium body, intensive roasted bitternes. Carbonation too strong.


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