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Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(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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This one pours a black that is impenetrable to light with a very lively dark tan head that is very long lived and leaves an exceptionally consistent lacing down the glass.

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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Pours a deep black with a short, creamy tan head that’s just barely covering the body, like a stout. Lots of lacing.

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Label describes it as and Imperial Black India Pale Ale brewed with coffee.

Appearance- This one is pretty much a gusher with lots of retention. The head is medium beige while the body is an opaque, chocolate black. Lots of lacing is left behind. Almost sheeting.

Nose- Subtle but nice. Mostly coffee notes, some nuttiness. A little bit of caramel. All of this from the bottle, the glass is rather bland. Only minor roasted notes with a slightly sour hint of coffee. Swirling shows a little bit of raisins, lemon, and caramel. Minor IPA hints in the background: pine, citrus, and resin are all very muted.

Taste- Woody bitterness paired with coffee start off the flavor profile with notes of raisin, followed by even more coffee (almost espresso), then finishing with minor licorice, almost jellybean, and mint. The alcohol plays nicely with the hints of spice that appear on the linger: cinnamon, anise, and nutmeg. Very little IPA character (except for the pine and resin bitterness that lead the front) and seems more like a porter at this time. I don't mind as this has a very interesting flavor profile and shows the variation that can exist in the style. It's also quite possible that some of the hop character has faded as this is an import (it isn't even listed on their website, so it can be that old, right?). Although I'm getting notes of matchstick that seem to mix with vanilla, oak, and licorice. Notes of cherry as well. Lots of complexity and lots of integration. The heat that is present works perfectly with other taste components. Solid, very good beer. Nice, dry finish.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Finish really clears out the palate and makes the tongue ready for the next drink. Much more of an IPA texture than a porter texture.

Drinkability- Compels you to drink more even though some of the flavor notes would be obstacles in other beers. It, however, is 10-11 dollars a pop which will render it a one time purchase for me.

Overall- A really good coffee beer with loads of alcohol and spice that still manages to be somewhat light and airy. Wins points on being unique and loses a few as it somewhat fails to represent the style, albeit, a new and undefined one. Definitely worth a try if you don't mind plunking down the cash.

artoolemomo, Sep 14, 2013
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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
92 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.