Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Black IPA
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 13, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small head that fails to persist. Aroma is roasty, malty with a lot less hops than one would hope for. Flavors are better with pine notes and again some roasted malts enhancing the perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Pretty boring overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bière très noire, peu pétillante, alliant les arômes du café et des houblons tranchants. Elle a plus du porter en bouche, car les houblons ne sont pas si mordants en bouche, ce qui n'est pas une mauvaise chose. Cependant, elle est un peu aqueuse, mince et elle ne compense pas son calme avec une quelconque profondeur. Elle prend un peu de corps en réchauffant, mais de meilleurs, et plus audacieux brassins sont disponibles au Québec, souvent pour moins cher. Acceptable, mais pas du tout mémorable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours an orangeish black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark berries. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, black licorice, blackberries. Finish is dark coffee, a touch of citrus, some grass and cocoa. Lingering cocoa and coffee. Light body, prickly mouthfeel, average carbonation. I liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours cola with lots of head and lacing. Nose is coffee. Notes of coffee, plums, metal and grapefruit. Taste medium sweet medium bitter. Light body with lively carbonation and medium lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noirâtre. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #4824)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkska101 (1254) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
341 ml bottle shared with Seb A: chocolate, some citrusy. App: clear dark brown small white rim. T/p: Med body lightly acidic. O: fair no more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (1158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
«Cascadian Dark Ale», belle façon d’écrire «Black IPA»... Bière noire avec un épais collet de mousse moka qui tient le coup pendant au moins 10 minutes. Nez frais de houblon avec une touche de citron. J’ai été surpris de la douceur de cette bière lors de la première gorgée. Je m’attendais à une amertume poignante en ligne de front; je me suis retrouvé avec quelque chose de plus subtile et fruité. Le malt grillé rehausse la note amère en finale. Par ailleurs, cette bière est très pétillante... C’est tout ce que j’avais à dire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5233) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a medium size dark gray foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some medium citrus and earthy hops is quite nice. Taste is a solid mix between some medium roasted malt with a nice dose of earthy and citrus hops with some light green hops notes also discernable. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not the most intense example of the style but I really like that there was quite a lot of flavour for a minimal amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2735) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours dark black with a medium beige head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts and slight citrus hops. Taste is toasted malts with a small citrus hop bitterness and flavours. Not bad but everything is subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This light-bodied, bubbly Black IPA projects raisins and berries onto a pleasant blend of roasted malts and wooden hop resins.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the darkness.
-Hops also contribute citrusy fruitiness.
-The aroma and finish are very nice, but the middle is strangely vacuous. Dry, mineral, watery. Thankfully, malt and hops come through in the end.
-This is rather quenching, which is rare for the style.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (672) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma: Citrus, with grapefruit and lemon and also a little smoke and wood sub notes with a bit of pepper. Power of nose is between light and average. Appearance: Opaque and pitch black with an extremely thick, creamy and long lasting head. Lacing is OK. Taste: Attack is soft and watery with same citrus notes (grapefruit and lemon) accompanied by smoke and wood notes but very discreet. Finish is very dry. Flavors have a hard time expressing themselves. I would have liked to taste more hoppy flavors. Malt flavors are also too soft. Texture is very watery and body is light. To me, this beer shouldn’t be classified as a black IPA but under dark ale like the brewer said. There are some better products from this brewery.

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