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Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 09-14-2013)
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Thehuntmaster, Feb 04, 2014
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The nose is somewhat weak with hints of bread, coffee, chocolate and fruity malt.

The taste is a dry malt that subsides to strong hops and a bitter finish but is somewhat lacking is overall satisfaction. The coffee is notable but really doesn't help.

The moutfeel is a bit watery and less rich than I would have expected from such a rich long lived head.

Overall it is drinkable but not exceptional. This Danish interpretation of an American Black Ale is a fail. Maybe if they had left the word American off I wouldn't be so harsh. But, I have to reflect what is advertised on the label. While this is a very drinkable ale it is not an American ale it is extremely danish it its signature hops and reminds me more of a dark Carlsburg with coffee notes.

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The aroma is hops balancing with coffee and dark malts, adding up to a piney nose with supporting tones of toasted marshmallow, creamy butterscotch, and an interesting berry tone (blueberry, juniper).

This palate isn’t coffee on top of hops, it’s hops, coffee, and residual sugars that have been sewn together like a chocolate-covered pine cone. It’s quite thin for its ABV, bringing in more of the IPA versus the stout character. Bring it all together, though, and you get berry tea, cinnamon, caramel, whipped cream, and peanut all in the same sip – what? Yeah, it’s tough to put a finger on, and it’s unlike any other black ale I’ve ever had. The aftertaste is smoky and piney (dry, in other words), a fitting tribute to the burnt hop this beer seems to be focusing on.

When I picked this up, I pictured something like Sleep Over Coffee IPA, which is my favorite To Øl brew. Instead, I got a very unexpected blend of imperial stout, fruity American ale, and tea. Interesting, sure, but I doubt I’ll be seeking this one out again.

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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.