To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Style:BA Black DIPA
Malts:Pilsner, Flaked Oat, Munich, Cara Pils, Black Malt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley
Hops:Columbus, bobek, Centennial

Barrel aged on Chardonnay Barrels. Black Maria is an American inspired Black IPA. It is black as an stout and hoppy as an IPA. The beer has been brewed with a good amount of highly roasted Carafa Malts, but with a relatively low amount of caramel and chocolate malts. This way we get the burned bitter and delicate chocolate notes in the beers, that goes well with the bitter and fruity aromas of the hops. The lack of caramel and chocolate results in less residual sweetness that you normally pick up from an Stout. For the hops we wanted some hops that could stand up against the Carafa malts. Therefore we used a mix of Columbus, Centennial, Galaxy and Cascade for the hop profile.

Words from our label designer Kasper about the label:
The label shows the inner yard of the Copenhagen Police Yard folded out on 4 pictures with a quote and a name merged together. The shitty tree on the neck-wrap stands in contrast to the main labels monumental expression. The police is as fake as the quality of the wood. The label is dedicated to police commander Bjarne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1031) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
Black pour with a fairly thick head, which settles down fairly quickly to a tight tan layer. Roasted malt, pine, coffee, pine, citrus aromas. Nice roasted malt flavour, pine bitterness, a little coffee, a little woodiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen,16.1.15. Cheers Desverger for the sample! Black. A little vinous, deep cherry and coffe aroma. Dry, bitter, stale coffee, some ash in the mouth. Soft bitterness, full body, dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - pours black with a beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma and taste, pine and grassy floral hoppy, couldn’t really register the chardonnay (maybe if I had let it warm up perhaps) but didn’t detract from what is a lovely black ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12937) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Black with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with hints of grapes, red berries and coffee beans. Dryish malty and hoppy flavour with lots of roasted character, coffee, and citrus/pine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingvit (409) - - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Aroma: grass, coffee, citrus, resin, cocoa, chilli, grape, caramel, vanilla, bubblegum; Appearance: dark brown, small foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: slick texture, full body, average carbonation, long finish Pretty dry after aging, yet still pretty drinkable and with well-hidden alcohol. Crosses style borders between black IPA and a RIS thanks to maturing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Süß malziger Hopfenantrunk, vollmundig. Die Malzigkeit steigert sich noch etwas, süffig, mild röstig. Steigend röstig zum Ende hin, dabei intensiv grasig, insgesamt harmonisch. Gut! 11/12/13/12/10/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2596) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
375ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Black colour, foam tan head leaving lacing and aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, yeast extract, floral hop, citrus, grassy. Taste is malty, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, woody, earthy, boozy, sourish, tangerine fruity, grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry woody hop bitter finish. Complex, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a large off-white to beige head. Smells chocolate, red fruits, red wine, slightly sourish. Tastes chocolate, slightly roasty, sweetish, really soft.. Very subtle and soft beer. Medium body, slightly velvetty, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium to full sized creamy brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, some hops and some wine influences. Taste malts, lightly hops, roasted malts, again some wine influences, nicely bitter. Oh this is nice, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a really nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, grassy hops, woody notes. Roasted tar snd dark chocolate flavor, soot, ash, hay, woody notes, metallic, vinous, some figs. A lot like a porter, very nice beer. Hoppy roasted finish with cocoa, tar, dark chocolate and soot.

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