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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 (11392) - 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"


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle pour the part with a large foam head. Nose of citrus. Taste has solid bitterness, citrus, roasted malt. Pretty decent to sip on. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1338) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Black colour with tan head. Floral aroma with a touch of citrus and a bitter finish. Well ballanced bitter sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a black with a brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy and wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark roasted, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinx (76) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
There are two kinds of black IPA: the "stouty" roasted ones (known as India Pale Porters) and the just black-colored ones. Black Maria is just in the middle between them. The aroma is intense, grassy, herbal, resiny, spicy but with roasted biting hints. The freshness of a pine wood mixed to the tropical warmth of the chocolate, liquorice and coffee in a very good balance. This beer is so good and To Øl one of my favourite breweries. I just love their beers. P.S. Maybe i used the word "just" too many times. Just forgive me. I’m just an italian guy. My english is so bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (39) - - FEB 6, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of malty, coffe, pine and hops. Taste is heavier on the malt than the hops, but citrus flavours come through, and the finish is bitter and malty. Doesn’t taste like 8.1%. Really interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
Cola coloured pour with a big cola style fizzy head, which settles nicely into a tight, dense tan head. Roasty, coffee, pine, citrus aromas. Roasty malty flavour up front, a little coffee and pine, dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle black colored beer with a off-white head aroma roasted malts citrus pineapple spicy fruits and bitter hops flavor roasted malts spicy citrus pineapple earthly notes fruits and a bitter hoppy finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
On tap. Pours a solid black with lots of lacing. It has a great aroma of coffee, chocolate, piney hops, and a flavor of pine and train up front with a semisweet, malty finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (538) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Floral hops on the aroma, even though it poured with a bit frothy tan head. I love how black IPAs give that slightly creamy mouthfeel, but also the bags of fresh hops. A fantastic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (61) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
Solid BIPA. Pours dark black almost looks like coke. Aroma is very roasted malts/coffee and pine. Taste is very malt forward. Roasted coffee and some bitter grapefruit. Great beer


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