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Black Malts And Body Salts - To Øl

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 112
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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 darthvohn:
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +9.1%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DanMcK72
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bugs318
4.37/5  rDev +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 -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Rickus
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liquoric3
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rwalford74
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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Black Malts And Body Salts from To Øl
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