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Black Maria - To Øl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hops: 3 Cs + Galaxy

(Beer added by: Rwalford74 on 06-14-2013)
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Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows roasted grains and coffee with a big pine and grapefruit hit behind.
Very roasty flavours too, massive dry roasted grains with more pine and spicy hops leading to an aggressively sharp bitterness.
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Black IPAs (where are they on the beer styles list???) are always a good bet - Kooinda make a great alternative. First time I've had anything from this brewery and it was pretty pricey at almost $11 for a 330 ml bottle at Jims.

To me, this was true to type. Appearance is almost that of a stout or porter. The head thins out quickly but stays for a long time. Great hoppy overtones exactly as you would expect. If if had to make one criticism it's that the ABV is evident.

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Black Maria from To Øl
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.