To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.

Christian's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11981) - 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"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (779) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Butelka, warka do 19/01/18. Bardzo duza i fajna piana, prawie czarne piwo. Aromaty najpierw palone, pozniej chmielowe (bardziej zywica niz cytrusy). W smaku dosc wytrawnie gdy chlodne, bardziej slodkie po ogrzaniu. W smaku tez pojawiaja sie ciemne owoce i chleb, ktorych w aromatach samych nie czuc. Fajne uczucie w ustach - dosc pelne na taki popiolowy sposob. goryczka ewidentna. bardzo dobre. Ale zarazem kapinke niedosyt (takie a moze i lepsze mozna kupic taniej, od polskich rzemieslnikow)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 15 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, fruit, caramel, hops, liquorice, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, liquorice, roasted malt, citrus, pine, hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (760) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 11, 2015
the aroma of caramel and roasted malt, pine, toast, citrus and spicy grasses... the taste is caramel and hoppy with notes of bitter chocolate, pine needles, toast, citrus and robust... bitter, dry and spicy aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1403) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle at home, 5th November 15. Pours black, fluffy head. Aroma is floral hops rolled in cocoa and ash. Taste is ash, tobacco, bitter citrus hops, cocoa, long bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (272) - 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 (1296) - 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 (137) - 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 (630) - - 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 (286) - 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 (2800) - 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.

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