To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

gnoff's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg, on May 7, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, brown head. Roasted, hoppy, burnt pop-corn scent. Light acidic, roasted, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (205) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1235) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle at home, bought at Hopduvel. Roast, coffee, nice bitterness and exotic fruits to accompany. Towards the end of the bottle I was sort of getting a sour out of this beer, which takes the score down a bit, nice though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ArtificialCyst (54) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Aroma: Very low intensiveness, roastiness, coffee, tropical fruits, not intensive. Appearance: High beige head, very dense, durable, nice lacing, color is black. Taste: Roastiness, coffee, mediumly bitter, some hoppy fruit notes, touch of alcohol, light sourness. Palate: body is medium-full, finish is bitter and sour, carbonation is low. More like a bitter version of american stout than a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (567) - - SEP 15, 2015
Pours black haze colour, with light brown foamy unstable head. Aroma: alcohol is not detectable, just hints of dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee. Flavor: alcohol is mild noticable: prevails bitter sweet notes of coffee, roasted barley, dark chocolate, with hints of fruity esters of famous american-australian hops. Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness also, body is sticky, carbonation is low. Finish is bitter dry. Very proper black ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (285) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma of citrus, pine and sweet fruits, nice but could be more intense. Pours black with solid white head. Taste is a mix of citrus, coffee and dark chocolate with medium bitterness at the finish. Solid example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long bitter / acid finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a beautiful creamy beige head. Aroma is light with roasted malts and some sweet fruits and citrus, taste is similar with a more pronounced roastiness, some coffee and licorice. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1230) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, dark fruits Appearance-black, hazy, beige foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2172) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Flaska från Ivana Trgovina, Split. Svart öl med ett stort krämigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av rostad malt, mörk choklad och soja. Smakinslag av choklad, lakrits, rostad malt och tropisk frukt. Medelbeska. Rostad avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4602) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen - black coloured pour with a beige head. Aroma and taste is a mix of roasted malts and tropical fruits, prominent hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles, chocolate, some caramel, roasted hoppy finish.

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