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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Black Imperial IPA brewed with black malts, body salts and french press coffee.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, - JUN 29, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and grapefruity. Roasted malty and light grapefruity flavoured. Light herbal coffee like. Bitter and grapefruity to coffee like finish.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vinx (56) - ITALY - JUL 6, 2014
Very complex aroma of english hops and, obviously, coffee, nut and dark chocolate. You can see its two souls well distinct each other: the IPA hoppy herbal resiny one and the "stouty" one which, for some reason, go together so well. A good attenuation makes this beer so drinkable though its alcohol content and its mellow velvety texture. Every single sip is different from the following one: it’s an american stout, it’s an IPA, it’s an american stout, it’s an IPA and so on... The aftertaste is that of an imperial stout: a bit astringent, some caramel and long lasting. Guys, this beer is a little masterpiece! It’s so simple using pounds and pounds of hop for an IPA, what’s hard is finding the right balance between hops and malts and To Øl has found a perfect unassailable formula. It’s a 10/10 or thereabouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (277) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
This works best a little warmer for me. Initial coffee heads towards funky hops and heaps of coffee and boozy warmth in the background. Some woodiness. Cola. Great frisky palate. Moving into chocolate and dry hop burn. Up there with Wookie Jack.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle - Coffee and pine hops, with a ton of roast. Jet black with a rich brown head. Coffee, dark malts and a hoppy bitterness. There is a ton of huge flavors that should conflict, but they have managed something that lets them all shine. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Cool odd duck. Long-lasting head, lots of lace. Aroma is malty and perfumey. Slight hint of the coffee in the aroma. Coffee comes out in the flavor. Great body. A few small off flavors in the e aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full tan head. Aromas of sour coffee, pine, roasted malts and vanilla. Flavors of pine, limes, chocolate, espresso, and roasted malts. Maybe some saltiness or just getting this from the name? Lively carbonation and lingering bitter finish. Great cross IPA and coffee stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa de cimmeria. Tomada el 24-06-2014,, en el momento. (fecha cons pref para 04-12-2018). Color marrón muy oscuro casi negro con espuma beige oscura persistente. Aromas Intensos de maltas tostadas, quemadas y abundante café con toques especiados y vainillas sobretodo. Cuerpo medio, cremoso, con 9.9 vol perfectos, fácil de beber. Sabores maltas torrefactas combinadas con un amargo seco y algo herbáceo pronunciado, mezclado con toques dulces de la azúcar moreno, vainillas y el final de café también pronunciado. Según etiqueta::: agua, malta, copos de avena, cebada tostada, lúpulo, azúcar Cassonade oscuro, levadura y café... un autentico regalo de black ipa con café francés... Muy buena, cremosa y refinada con especias y cafés suaves pero intensos con un amargo correcto, todo ello bien duradero en boca,,, para repetir sin duda de nuevo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Lasting frothy off yellow head atop an opaque black body. Nose of burnt coffee, soya sauce and bitter hops. Flavour is a mouthful - full bodied, deep coffee and pine hops, mild vanilla and milky yet bitter finish. Very enjoyable. Purchased at Metro Liquor University Heights for $5.50/330ml bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (494) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Draught Aroma-coffee, herbs, Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-lightly sour, light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-perfect

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (454) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2014
Intenso color marrone scuro con cappello mediamente spesso di schiuma marroncino chiaro. Sentori abbrustoliti, fruttati, esotici, di cioccolato, di biscotto, di espresso; gusto amaro e luppolato con note di frutta passita, cacao amaro, malto e caffè, finale lungo e generosamente tostato, leggermente erbaceo. Corpo medio, effervescenza gentile, buona persistenza; ai primi sorsi sembra "corta" ma si fa più vellutata col tempo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1463) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at BottleDog, King’s Cross’ first tasting on 12 Jun. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes and molasses. Grassy hop bitterness in the flavour, with some coffee and liquorice. Dry finish with some, straw and burnt toast; very rich and rounded. Great beer!


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