To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Style:BA Black DIPA
Malts:Pilsner, Flaked Oat, Munich, Cara Pils, Black Malt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley
Hops:Columbus, bobek, Centennial

Barrel aged on Chardonnay Barrels. 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.

Words from our label designer Kasper about the label:
The label shows the inner yard of the Copenhagen Police Yard folded out on 4 pictures with a quote and a name merged together. The shitty tree on the neck-wrap stands in contrast to the main labels monumental expression. The police is as fake as the quality of the wood. The label is dedicated to police commander Bjarne.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kingvit (409) - - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Aroma: grass, coffee, citrus, resin, cocoa, chilli, grape, caramel, vanilla, bubblegum; Appearance: dark brown, small foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: slick texture, full body, average carbonation, long finish Pretty dry after aging, yet still pretty drinkable and with well-hidden alcohol. Crosses style borders between black IPA and a RIS thanks to maturing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (154) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Amazing black ipa. A real grower. Beautiful roasted smell. Some nice light fruits appear. First taste bitter - tropical fruits - heavy yet light. Easy drinkable. Demands more. The roasted malts settle in an amazing marriage with the fruits. Amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Flaske,375 ml. Brunsort, cremet lysebrunt skum. Dufter heftigt af vådt træ. Og let sødlig mørk chokolade. Chardonnay. Salt-lakrids. Cola-frugt? Fyldig, hårdtristet og bitter. Træ. Trods fadet og de ristede noter stadig en black ipa. Og overraskende nok næsten bedre end originalen. Ren meditation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium to full sized creamy brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, some hops and some wine influences. Taste malts, lightly hops, roasted malts, again some wine influences, nicely bitter. Oh this is nice, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light tan head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Pine needle and grapefruit hops mix with soft toffee, black coffee and a touch of oak to create the aroma. Prickling pine needle and grapefruit hops up front give way to roasty malt and black coffee in the mid-palate. Bitter cocoa leads into dry, slightly spicy chardonnay in the finish. This is a very nice, complex black IPA, highly enjoyable. Kudos for the Clash reference too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5821) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a large off-white to beige head. Smells chocolate, red fruits, red wine, slightly sourish. Tastes chocolate, slightly roasty, sweetish, really soft.. Very subtle and soft beer. Medium body, slightly velvetty, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
[email protected] - black beer under a robust and long lasting dark beige foam; very roasted mocha aroma, hints of ashes and nuts, light woody; rounded sweet maltiness, very earthy and hugely bitter; notes oflicorice, wood and black chocolate, tar, walnuts and a hint of fruitiness - complex and pretty aggressive, very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (3105) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl 22-03-2014. De cervezalandia. Color negro con espuma oscura persistente. Aromas herbáceos de lúpulo fresco bastante intensos con un toque final fresco de vinos blancos. Cuerpo intenso con 8.1 vol que se notan en todo momento haciéndose según calienta mas fáciles de beber por los sabores a vinos blancos. Sabores ligeros tostados y quemados seguidos de herbáceos de lúpulo verde bastante intensos con un amargo seco y persistente todo ello con un ligero toque fresco de vinos blancos que lo suaviza ligeramente. Muy buena amargos secos y herbáceos, quemados y tostados con un toque fresco de vino blanco.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjakopa (266) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown with decent head that lingers for a while. Good lacing. Aroma is hoppy and some hints of fruits. Alcohol is not present although it’s there. Also some hints of the Chardonnay are present. Body is slightly sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is very strong hoppy bitterness that ends quite quickly. A very tasty and well balanced Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a really nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, grassy hops, woody notes. Roasted tar snd dark chocolate flavor, soot, ash, hay, woody notes, metallic, vinous, some figs. A lot like a porter, very nice beer. Hoppy roasted finish with cocoa, tar, dark chocolate and soot.

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