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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

Dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol - wine, light to moderate hoppy, light wood - oak. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, dark roasted, wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130914]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Smooth fruity, dark malty and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, dark hard roasted malty. Bitter and dark roasted. Fruity, yet sharp dark roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of choclate, toasted malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, chocolate, and hops, leading to anbitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a medium sized creamy beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and hops with notes of brett and white wine. Bretty and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody weak chocolate licorice aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty woody licorice hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty woody licorice hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
23rd November 2013
Opaque black - brown beer with a good pale tan head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Very fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with mild roast and coffee. Mild pine hops and dark chocolate. Light white wine and a little bitter wood. Semi dry finish. Unusual and fairly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Peters leaving do. Picked up from Etre. Pours deep brown with a dense, frothy beige head. The nose is immense, chock full of burnt wood, pine, dark chocolate and cedar. Medium sweet flavor with dominant charred malt character, some burnt popcorn, bread, grapefruit and orange rind, pine oils. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes with drying burnt wood and ash, some scorched earth, bitter chocolate, some citrus rind. Lingering ashy roast. Pretty punchy, especially on the roast/ash front.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - Gteborg, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17531) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 120414

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17283) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
S malziger Hopfenantrunk, vollmundig. Die Malzigkeit steigert sich noch etwas, sffig, mild rstig. Steigend rstig zum Ende hin, dabei intensiv grasig, insgesamt harmonisch. Gut! 11/12/13/12/10/12


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