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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Christian's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11665) - Odense, - MAY 11, 2013
Black with small tan head. Aroma of citrus and licorice. Sweetish roasted licorice flavour with citrus hops and a good bitterness. The licorice-citrus combo is to the point for the "style"


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5392) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from a trade. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady, low head and smooth body. Aroma of roasted hops and coffee. Taste of dark roasted hops, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, woods, pine and mild citrus fruits. Smooth to drink, tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5391) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
Ein Black IPA mit Anleihen von Stout und Barley Wine. Moderate Bitterkeit, ordentlich im Hopfen, dahiner Kaffee, Roestmalze und ein wenig Saeure, die mit einer netten Wuerze einhergeht. Fuer Fans sicher ein Knaller, aber dunkle Biere und ich - nicht immer ein Erfolgserlebnis.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (752) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 20, 2015
Pitch black, huge tan head. Nice roasty aroma mixed with hops. Taste is maybe not extreme, but it’s very drinkable. Long coffee and fruity finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very nice BIPA.
(Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (334) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 20, 2015
Very mild hop flavor. Partly bitterness, good density. Great Black IPA. Simular Zwart & Wit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (65) - - MAY 19, 2015
Dark impenetrable brown with red hints in the tips. Very large rocky brown head. A fight between hops and roast in the nose, with interchangeable winner. Heavy bitter. Full body. Fizzy carbonation. Hops: Galaxy, Centennial, Columbus, Cascade

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (789) - CROATIA - MAY 18, 2015
Very dark brown color, huge brownish head. Aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa, grapefruit, pine... very fruity. Taste of citrus, orange, milk chocolate, cocoa. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice BIPA.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1887) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle in the Trembling Madness, York. Pours deep brown, almost black with a cream head. Resinous pine aroma. The taste starts sweet and spicy with lots of pine and lovely roast malt undertones. Pretty awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (417) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Dark liquid with big beige head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Cocoa and coffee aroma with grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, liquorice and herbs. Refreshing and very nice to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zakoon (191) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown with a two finger beige head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, roasted malt and coffee. Flavour is bitter and medium roasted. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finish is resinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (613) - - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Black with nice stodgy tan head. Aroma is piney hops and dark roast coffee. Taste is biting bitterness and a small hum from the alcohol. Slightly prickly and medium body. Nice beer.


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