Review - Redhook Brewery's Blackhook Nitro Porter
"Dark roasted barley imparts rich, distinctive flavors in this ebony colored ale. Blackhook is the oldest brew in the Redhook family, and has been poured in the Northwest since 1983. Inspired by an 18th century London porter recipe, Blackhook looks dark but drinks dry and crisp. The addition of a small amount of highly roasted black malt provides toasty flavors and ebony color without the heaviness associated with a classic stout. With the new addition of a big dose of nitrogen injected into the brew its nothing short of "nirvana" in a glass." -- Redhook Brewery
The Redhook Blackhook does indeed have a smooth taste. It pours with a heavy, lingered head, and has a mild coal taste. This is a very drinkable beer.
Reviewed on February 4th, 2006 with special guest reviewer 'Thirsty Beard'.
This porter pours a dark brown/black color with a murky body, capped by a light-brown, creamy head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is of burnt malts, mild coffee, and roasted nuts. Initially sweet, it takes a journey to the other side, finishing moderately bitter which, in our estimation, was not expected. Creamy with medium volume on the mouth, there is minimal carbonation. MB says "Creamy deliciousness!"
Re-reviewed on March 9th, 2006 with MB, Left Hand, and Wood.