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Black Maria - To Øl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a deep black oily colour with a large tanned head that retains well

S - Malt, molasses and whiskey booze.

T - Up front some nice sweet malts that are well balanced middle palate is smooth and vanilla. The finish is very earthy

M - Medium to full body with low carb

O - A well rounded beer that lacks complexity. If truth be told its more of a porter than anything else.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Black color headed by deep tan & creamy crown. A lasting layer remains on top leaving some spots on sides. Roasted aromas, hints of oak, notes of chocolate & fresh black tobacco. Crispy upfront & gentle bitterness at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Silky palate. Complex flavor profile arises in the middle: hints of fudge chocolate, licorice hues, lemon touch, nuts, black cocoa & coffee infusion. Citric zest astringency opens a long bitter finish. Dried nuts on the aftertaste. Great job & well balanced beer: high ABV is not felt & bitterness is sharp but sticky malty backbone holds on line.

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Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours pitch black with a three finger fine light brown head with great retention (actually grows over time) and tons of thick lacing. Aroma of piney hops, toasted malt and charred coffee. Unusual flavor of estery pine and citrus hops, charred and toasted dark malt, overnight coffee and light coffee. The hops dominate the flavor, but are not intensely bitter. Semi-dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting take on an American Black Ale, but emphasizing hops rather than dark malt. The malt is there and but provides its char and toast in a supporting role. Flavor seems a bit thin by West Coast black ale standards because of the light malt bill, but still covers all the bases and is nicely complex.

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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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Pours a deep, opaque brown, with a ridiculously frothy head of mocha foam that does settle down a little bit, leaving masses of crispy lace on the glass. Body is fairly light and fluid and there's no visible carbonation sticking around. Looks pretty decent.

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