Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ölbeat 249: To Øl Black Ball Porter

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark (brewed in Belgium)
Style: Imperial Porter
Abv: 8 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a huge beige head. Aroma has charcoal roast, espresso and burned liquorice. Taste begins with biting bittersweet roast. Bitter charred malts take over with notes of espresso, dark chocolate and liquorice. Towards the end bitter citrus flavours get mixed with the charred roast. Aftertaste has fruity bitterness and dryish malty roast.

Heavily roasted and bitter, fruity-turning Imperial Porter. Start is completely owned by bitter charred-roasted malts, but the finish shows the citrus in the bitterness. Strong and complex. Excellent.


Charred fruity roughness made me look for some rock with balls. Ended up with broken ones and power rock from Down Under.

AC/DC: Ballbreaker (YouTube)

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