Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 102
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 11
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: artoolemomo on 09-14-2013

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Reviews by danieelol:
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (961 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (1,442 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (1,126 characters)

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DanMcK72
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of humpty1602
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Liquoric3
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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. (937 characters)

Photo of JGlitz87
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackNip
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stumac
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
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