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Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

Black Malts And Body Salts
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90
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%


Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

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 danieelol:
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danieelol

Australia

4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a nice creamy, tanned, well-retaining head. Great lacing.

Nose is first off hops- those nondescript hydroponic ones To Ol is known for. Then roast, then coffee, then malt, Barleywine-esque. Juniper. Some pineapple hops, creamy. Alcohol.

Taste is primarily hops- herbal and syrupy. Roast, coffee. Some malt. Juniper.

Mouthfeel is substantial and heavy. Harsh bitterness. Fading gin-bite in the finish.

Definitely a technically proficient beer. All the elements are readily detectable. But works about as well as you'd expect a 10% roasty Black IPA brewed with coffee to. At times tastes more like an imperial stout, but then those hop notes are highly potent and unmistakeable. Then at times almost tastes like a Barleywine. And don't forget the omnipresent coffee. Very complex but I'd prefer if they just picked one or two of these styles and perfected them, rather than having so many present in the same beer. Definitely one to sip.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 09:09:01 | More by danieelol
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Glass Used: Teku

Appearance: Midnight black, ink like. Head was a creamy, fluffy chocolate milk color. While the majority of the head disappeared quickly, a thick cap has stuck around near the end.

Smell: Sweet milk chocolate, cooled black coffee, some dark berry scents ,rich stout notes, and just a smidge of hoppy resin. There is an undistinguished aroma here that I can't place. This offering is definitely leaning toward a stout than IPA.

Taste: Roasted coffee bean, malty, dark berries (rasp,black and blue), chocolatey flavors are all front and mid palate. Hoppy resiny, slight grapefruit notes and bitters on the backend. What a tasty black ale.

Mouthfeel: I was expecting this one to be heavy like a stout but it's surprisingly medium bodied; more IPA like here. Carbonation is higher than I thought it would be.

Overall: First To Ol brew and I'm not disappointed. The 9% ABV is extremely well hidden making this an easy drinking black ale. If you have access to it, get it and try it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one a while back, and will definitely buy a bottle (or 5) again. Aroma was of coffee, hops, dark chocolate and a hint of resin. Same goes for taste. Basically this is an Imperial Stout on hoppy steroids and with more carbonation. Yet again a beer from To Øl that one has to try.

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02-05-2014 19:55:35 | More by beholder_pl
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Thehuntmaster

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
90 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.