Christian (11421) - Odense, - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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"
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Deep black coloured, medium sized brown head, hops in the nose. Roasted malt, citrusy hoppy, dark chocolate and alcohol with strong hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Expected better.
Gluepot (99) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great dark and hoppy IPA from TO OL. Nose is of grapefruit hops, licorice and roasted malt. The taste profile is complex and complementary - bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, earthy and fruity bitterness, brown sugar and cherries are featured. The body is thick for a black IPA . The aftertaste is even and balanced. Very well crafted.
kajser27 (100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful black, almost pitch, nice medium lasting tan head with small bubbles. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts and grapefruit and hop pellets. Taste is medium low on malt and chocolate sweetness and heavy on the dark chocolate and roasted charcoal bitterness with citrus and hops in the finish. The hops are not as strong as one would hope, stronger in the aroma than in taste. Dry, bitter lasting aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and oily.
UDBeernut (1956) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Mr_Pink_152 (1418) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Vinx (76) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
likeatrainwreck (53) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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