To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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A Black Imperial IPA brewed with black malts, body salts and french press coffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (500) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Tons of roasted malt, prominent coffee, primarily pine for the hop profile accompanied by some citrus. Firm, but not overbearing bitterness provides an interesting counterpoint to the richness of the coffee. Really nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Black pour. Fluffy brown head. Aroma is a bit light but has everything promised: black malts, coffee and juicy hop notes. Taste is quite a nice balance between them. Coffee certainly doesn’t dominate as I expected. Drinks easily. The elements work pretty harmoniously but I’m a little disappointed that it seems a bit faded.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMJL (205) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Już zapach z butelki jest przebogaty – mamy tam bowiem czekoladę, szlachetną kawę, kakao, suszone śliwki, rodzynki, sosnową żywicę, sos sojowy… – po prostu rozpusta. Bardzo wysoka jasnobrązowa i dosyć drobna piana ładnie krążkuje i ozdabia szkło z każdym łykiem utrzymując się bardzo długo. W barwie piwo jest całkowicie czarne, nieprzejrzyste nawet pod światło. Teku poza wymienionymi już wcześniej nutami w aromacie pozwala wyczuć znacznie więcej chmielowości – zwłaszcza mandarynek i grejpfrutów, ale co ciekawe pojawia się też tutaj dosyć wyraźna gałka muszkatołowa. Pierwszy łyk daje momentalne odczucie gęstości, gładkości i wyraźnej słodyczy, choć w bardzo długim posmaku przechodzi ona w coraz wyraźniejszą goryczkę, w której chmielowy aspekt jest wyczuwalny, ale rządzi jednak kawa – szlachetne i kwaskowa. Alkohol genialnie ukryty. Obecności czekolady i rodzynek w smaku można się doszukać, ale pod warunkiem, że się temu piwu poświęci trochę czasu, nieco nad nim pokontempluje. Bo takie właśnie jest to piwo – wybitnie degustacyjne, niebezpiecznie zbliżające się w stronę RISa…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rusos (18) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Black with nice beige head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malts, hops, candy, a bit alcohol. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, hops, licorice a bit alcohol. Dry bitter aftertaste. I expected more hop character, but great beer anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 11, 2015
Awesome! Just measure, excellent balance, bitterness, coffee and small sweets. Drink very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MidnightOwl (23) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
Appearence: Dense black with beige head. Aroma: Roasty, citrusy, lots of coffee and chocolate. Body: Medium/full. Flavour: Very very intense. Coffee with citrus and some herbal hints. Aftertaste: Sharp bitterness with a citrus kick. Best Black IPA in the market IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (187) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 4, 2015
Almost pitch black, strong and very lasting creamy tan head with amazing lacing skills. Aroma is of some caramel, more roasted malt and strong coffee with a fairly strong citrus and pine hoppy character. Taste is low to moderate sweet caramel, bitter chocolate to strong roasted malt and coffee in the finish with a strong pine and citrus and roasted bitter dry finish and a lasting coffee-bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied, light carbonation and resiny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (72) - - APR 30, 2015
9.9% ABV. Black coffee IPA. Nice creamy layer of light brown bubbles. Unctuous malty nose, nicely alcoholic, redolent of stewed fruit, honeyed figs and sweet dates. Sticky honey on the tongue right away. Mead-like mouthfeel. Thick and syrupy. Light carbonation. Good hoppy finish with proud bitter hops help to balance the malty gravitas. Surprisingly light experience for what is advertised as a black coffee IPA and drinks like imperial stout or strong monks ale. The hops are what gives it away since the overall palate is hop-balanced. Other flavor notes predictably evoke descriptors like toasty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, treacle, peat, tobacco. There is a fair bit of alcohol in this expertly brewed experience, but you hardly notice it given the clear hop presence appearing at just the right time to perform cleansing palate duties fastidiously.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rototo64 (46) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
c’est une mousse très aérée, anarchique, bien maronnée, et rès opaque. Au nez, hébé !!!!!.... c’est houbloné,fruité type citriques, mandarines, ananas, les grains de café bien frais ,,ça sent le fumé, tabac frais,un plaisir pour mes naseaux, une pointe de réglisse?ca dit Made with French press coffee...ya un truc qui m’échappe, quelqu’un sait? M’enfin quel plaisir olfactif !!!!!! le genre que j’adore et vous commencez à le savoir, je prend mon pied avec le nez ( oui je suis souple !!) .c’est si complexe que je devrais faire un post pour l’olfactif et un autre pour le gout.. À ce propos....Hooooooooooo !!!!!!! en bouche c’est sévère !!!!!!!! la féssée, cul nu devant tout le monde !!!! moyennement huileux,ça démarre assez soft,mais très vite ça dérape: ça commence par le fruité, puis le café,doux,et là double attaque pour ton palais, c’est plus une féssée,à ce niveau là, c’est solo de derbuka avec tes fesses, l’amertume main gauche et main droite, les fruits noirs , le café ,cacao et la longueur en bouche, mes amis, une merveille...grillée, ample, interminable !!!!! cette Black coffee Ipa, c’est quelque chose de fatal pour les sens, trop de bonheur !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2015
The aroma is sweet more than anything. Pours an inky black with a cappincino ring with minimal lacing. The taste malt up front and then citrus hops kicks in thevfinish. Nice. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a great example of a black IPA. would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottled at CraftRepublic. Very dark colour. Aroma isnt too strong both malty and hop notes there. Overall its very complex beer - differrent notes open to you from start to finish and continue in long aftertaste. This is version of black IPA which have some stout’s notes.

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