Black Maria | To Øl

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3.97/5
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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

Added by Rwalford74 on 06-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,260
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
78
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of kaelingirl
5/5  rDev +25.9%

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

Photo of Rwalford74
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black IPAs (where are they on the beer styles list???) are always a good bet - Kooinda make a great alternative. First time I've had anything from this brewery and it was pretty pricey at almost $11 for a 330 ml bottle at Jims.

To me, this was true to type. Appearance is almost that of a stout or porter. The head thins out quickly but stays for a long time. Great hoppy overtones exactly as you would expect. If if had to make one criticism it's that the ABV is evident.

Even at this price I think this is a beer I will visit again. Maybe next time I'll try it back to back with an Aussie version.

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Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of vhmf1978
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of gnikola
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Black color headed by deep tan & creamy crown. A lasting layer remains on top leaving some spots on sides. Roasted aromas, hints of oak, notes of chocolate & fresh black tobacco. Crispy upfront & gentle bitterness at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Silky palate. Complex flavor profile arises in the middle: hints of fudge chocolate, licorice hues, lemon touch, nuts, black cocoa & coffee infusion. Citric zest astringency opens a long bitter finish. Dried nuts on the aftertaste. Great job & well balanced beer: high ABV is not felt & bitterness is sharp but sticky malty backbone holds on line.

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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 Marius
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a very tall tan head. Roasted grains, bitter cherries, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a bitter chocolate/cherry aftertaste. Excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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 TychoNDC
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of danieelol
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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 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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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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