Black Maria | To Øl

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops: 3 Cs + Galaxy

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,794
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
78
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by stcules:
Photo of stcules
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Totally black, with a light brown colored creamy foam.
In the smell roasted malt, light toasted, and then a loto of american hops, with citrus and resnous notes.
Some cocoa and hazelnut.
Full and round taste, malty. Light toasted, dark chocolate. Green notes of hop. And green nuts.
Quite full body, without being too much. A lot of dark chocolate in the aftertaste, followed by green hops and cocoa. Long.
Good, full, intense, gratifying.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlazerT
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Teku glass. Bottle. Pitch black with light brown, tow fingers head. Average lacing. Roasted, smokey and wooden aroma. Taste is definetely roasted, form the middle you can feel heavy bitterness, which quickly dissapears, some tart and ashy notes. In the background some roasted coffee and zesty citrus. Dry, medium to full body, sticku to oily texture. Earthy aftertaste. In general interesting beer something between dry stout and black IPA. From the dry stout you can experiency ashy and dry notes, from black IPA some hoppy nature. Just try it.

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Photo of interistacanadese
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of RayReed522
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. Best before 2016-08-10.

A: Opaque black. 3 fingers high of head with medium retention.
S: Intense roasted aroma. Herbs, woods, and coffee.
T: Highly roasted. Lemon. Some butter. Corn chips. High bitterness. Dry. Long and bitter finish.
M: Full body. Moderate carbonation.
O: Good.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm, interesting. Definitely some roastiness going on. More of a brown ale taste than IPA. Would like a little more malt for an Imperial.

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilly
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Brown, almost black with a deep rich root beer float head. Small lacing.
A: Toasted malt, boozy, smokey, molasses.
T: Malt, molasses, mild citrus, hops, nicotine,
M: Dry, medium body, very well rounded, great bitterness that lasts a long while.
O: A bit pricey but worth it. This is an outstanding Black Imperial IPA

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zknight
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabianno
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Murrobert
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vldb
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jongleich
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted this at a beer club in Dublin - it was definitely a consensus favorite of the evening.
The look is deep black and the smells of tobacco,coffee, maybe even oil. Taste is extremely deep and rich, with a bit of a bite on the end. Dry, definitely not sweet. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of sammyslick
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark brown with an overflowing light brown head. Beautiful! Strong earthy smell. Strong toasty taste, chocolate, rustic funk, and a bit of bitterness. Very flavorful!

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Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from Beer Cartel in Sydney. Served to me blind by @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a deep, opaque brown, with a ridiculously frothy head of mocha foam that does settle down a little bit, leaving masses of crispy lace on the glass. Body is fairly light and fluid and there's no visible carbonation sticking around. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is lovely. Big fresh hops mingling with chopped dark chocolate to give jaffa and liqueur characters. Pleasant citrus notes, slight roast, and fresh fragrant cold-press coffee. Yep—it's a great nose for an IBA.

Taste is also good, and follows the mould well. Clean and crisp for the most part, with a pronounced hop character running through it's length, and lingering ephemeral roast characters kicking the back palate. Body is pleasingly light, but given some structure by a slightly chalky dry malt character.

Overall, this is a pretty damn good IBA. It's fresh and bright, but with a genuine hat-tip to the roast characters which give it its colour. It's that nice balance that's really worth achieving.

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Black Maria from To Øl
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 78 ratings