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Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

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Reviews: 24
Hads: 116
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 16.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: artoolemomo on 09-14-2013

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 116
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle 9.9% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
BBE: 29/05/2018 (This must be one hell of an IPA…)

Appearance: At first glance Black Malts and Body Salts looks somewhat like an imperial stout, appearing pitch black in the glass and sporting a large dark tan coloured head. A back light however reveals the body to be an incredibly deep red with brighter red edges. The head lasts ridiculously well and some decent patchy lacing.

Smell: This smells fantastic – there is a fantastic combination of hops, coffee and imperial stout notes. Initial notes include: Black coffee, a fair amount of roasted malt, dark chocolate, resinous pine, sweet grass, grapefruit and an earthy almost woody note. As the beer warms, the nose becomes a little sweeter with some sweeter chocolate, a touch of caramel and lightly creamy coffee.

Taste: The flavor is far more imperial stout like than either the appearance or the nose, with a ton of bitter roasted malt, some char, a little dark chocolate and a touch of coffee drowning out the majority of the hop flavor. However as the beer warms up a little the hops begin to make an appearance with a little grapefruit, some sweet grass and a little resin becoming apparent. There is absolutely no trace of the 9,9%, even as the beer approaches room temperature. Room temperature also brings out a touch of underlying sweetness.

Mouthfeel: As with most beers, this is a little over carbonated for my tastes (medium-high level), however it is just smooth enough to not be too bothersome. The body is just over medium.

Overall: Black Malts and Body Salts is a delicious beer, however I think it strays just a little too close to imperial stout territory for a black IPA. I think a smidgen more hops and a little less roasted malt would be an improvement.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a very very cool beer here, so nice to put coffee and hops together, although its definitely intense, bitterness double jeopardy, and not for everyone, but i personally thought it was exquisite. the pour is amazing, super heady, rising mocha cream overflows even after a modest pour, and it holds on, leaving well defined rings after each sip. jet black and shiny brew with just a little yeast floating around. it smells like day old drip coffee, not super rich or thick, more simple than that, its bold, but its still an accent flavor to the black malts, which have a nice heavy roast on them, very mineral heavy and dense, and the hops are C varietal type, more bitter and high alpha than fruity or oily or anything, but definitely aggressively dosed. carbonation makes the beer lighter than it is, and the nearly 10% abv is extremely well disguised, which is remarkable in this context. one thing i thought was missing is the usual danish yeast weirdness that these guys bring to the table most of the time. there isnt much of a yeast profile here at all, and that hurts it a little for me, i expected it to be a little more bizarre, and i miss it. the hops are very intense against the coffee too, especially as it warms up. great beer, not as unique as it could be given the ingredients and base style, but its very well made and worth the 11 or so dollars i dropped on it. slow sipper though for sure. gorgeous artwork on the label too.

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Photo of aleigator
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantasic brown head, tar black color.

Bready malts, coffee, ripe fruits, mango, peach, a whole lot going on in this, while fruit aromas are the most present.

Taste is much more defined by coffee, as the smell actually promised. Coffee is so intense, it reminds me of espresso, providing a bitter, dry beginning. Bitter chocolate and earthy malts support the bitter, present coffee, providing a underlying sweet- and earthieness. Fruits are also present, giving the beer a great complexity. Fruits turn more and more recognizable, as the palate adjusts to the beer. Surprisingly, those two very different tastes go very well together. Bitter from the beginning, fruity hops add a lovely piney, sweet note to the beer, with a gentle bitter, hoppy ending. Mouthfeel is almost a little oily.

Great melange, full bodied, neither coffee nor fruits seem to be too present on their own, which makes this beer so great for me. Both sides of the beer would work perfectly fine on their own, but thrown into one single bottle, a unique enjoyable taste is created. Very smooth, warm, gentle, while alcohol is detectable at no point.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DanMcK72
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwolf23
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - a black IPA brewed with French Press coffee, and 'body salts', apparently. I take that to mean dehydrated human sweat was employed here?

This beer pours a fairly solid black hole, but for a cascading (upwards, from the bottom) array of brown cola highlights, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some decently consistent pockmarked cement wall lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of sharp, kind of acerbic dry roasted coffee, bready caramel malt, saltine wheat crackers, dark reduced sugar syrup, and rather sedate leafy, piney, and ethereally citrusy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, toasted grainy caramel malt, a lesser dose of biscuity toffee, bitter cafe-au-lait, subtle damp ash, more lightly salted wet crackers, muddled singed black orchard fruit, medium cocoa powder, still understated pine and citrus rind astringencies, and a bit more leafy, weedy, and perfumed floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty tame in their merely supportive and not overly playful frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight, and generally smooth, the ashy and benign hop measures taking only a minor toll here. It finishes off-dry, a burgeoning malty and polite booziness co-opting the cocoa and coffee, and leaving everything else in their dust.

For the style, this is aiiiiighht. For something that I might sup on while enduring the ministrations of (in-law) family game night? Still ok. As for any other time, like say getting my indulgent ass home afterwards, damn it if this one doesn't kick my ass while telling me what time it is, and that it still loves me.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with milk coffee head. Aroma has fresh hoppy notes but also roasted malts. Taste starts hoppy but slightly sweet and gets more bitter and roasty towards the finish. Alcohol is really well hidden. Overall this is a very good black IPA.

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Photo of Bugs318
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Creamy tan head caps a black body. Head has stellar retention, and some curtain-like lace.
S: fine blend of coffee, piney hops, and some earthiness.
T: mild chocolate maltiness up front, before a fast transition to bold black coffee, with a finish that is equal parts coffee and grassy and piney hops.
M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation, but a nice creaminess nearly reminiscent of a stout.
O: very nice blend of oddly complementary notes.

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Photo of BayouMafia
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of humpty1602
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Rickus
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral coffee notes with some dry grassy bitter notes, some light citrusy hoppy notes with subtle salt notes. Taste is also a complex mix between some dry roasted malt notes, citrusy hops with some floral coffee notes and light salty finish. Body is full with good creamy texture with good carbonation. I was apprehending a total mess considering the different flavours but the overall flavours have been well integrated.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liquoric3
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
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