Black Pearl Classic Porter
Brewed by Distelhäuser Brauerei
Distelhausen, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
The Black Pearl Classic Porter is produced by the Distelhäuser brewery in Tauberbischofsheim, a place I am not even sure is real! According to my good friend Google, it is a southern German town, and a small town at that, in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg on the river Tauber with a population of about 12,700.
The brewery was founded in 1811 as Brewery Womann, but since 1876 it has been owned by the Bauer family.
At the moment, 21 different beer specialties are being produced in Distelhausen according to the old traditional brewing methods of the region and, of course, in accordance with the German purity law (Reinheitsgebot) of 1516.
The Distelhäuser Brewery is one of the most successful breweries in Germany, measured by the number of awards for its products. Its Pils, Wheat Beer, Hefe-Weizen, Landbier, its export, are all amongst a bevy of beers that have won Gold, silver or bronze in the World Beer Cup. Too many to list.
Review: 0,33l Bottle of Black Pearl Classic Porter: ABV: 6.6% vol
To note: the Black Pearl Classic Porter hasn’t won anything in the World Beer Cup!!
Comes in a nice bottle with a lovely looking logo, black writing on a nice yellow background.
The appearance was one of a lovely frothy tan head, as expected a very dark black beer with hints of purple.
The head does die a death and eventually goes flat near the end.
Flat. Looks all a bit shitty really.
Has a really lovely porter smell, nice. Really good smell, not faint but striking of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel.
On the taste side of things, found it very hoppy!!
Bit dry in the mouth.
Not much to taste, just the hops in the end.
All in the back end, hoppy, no coffee, no toffee, very disappointing, this is meant to be a porter after all. Could smell them on the nose but they vanished when it came to the taste!
Relatively smooth with the roasted malts, but it is a porter and you expect some of the porter tastes and characteristics, or at least I couldn’t detect them