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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Built like an Imperial Black IPA, this strong ale has been fermented with 2 strains of Saison yeast. Racked over some dark candi sugar for 3 weeks. Astonishing star anise aromas mingling with dark malts, taste is herbal and malty. Full bodied and grainy malts are merely overshadowed by hops. Aftertaste is complex and solid: sweet bitterness bonded with roastiness, yet focused and less complex than one would expect. This one is for those who enjoy our Ergot and Strato. It goes like an elephant on a killing spree


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (364) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
** Âgée d’un an ** Noire pas tout à fait opaque, de subtils reflets brunâtres sont perceptibles. Une mousse très mince mais collante s’installe pour y rester. Un bouquet complexe et assez difficile à interpréter me fait gratter la tête, c’est étrange. Cuir, chocolat, épices? Mettons ... En bouche, l’étrangeté se poursuit, mais on finit par y prendre goût. L’aspect IPA semble s’avoir atténué après un an, laissant toute la place à l’anis étoilé, le chocolat au lait et le funk des bretts et des levures saison qui procurent une belle acidité en bouche. Superbe, miais je n’en boirais jamais plus qu’un verre.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at the 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. I had this towards the end of the festival and the palate was starting to get shot - sorta wish I could have this earlier though. Dark brown to black with a slight mocha head. Resin, grapefruit, bit of mango, toasted malts, some chocolate, bit of anise. Silky carbonation and mouthfeel, lots going on here, get more yeast on the palate then anything else along with some slight funk, lots of bitterness and a bit of farmhouse. Would like to try this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
In short: A very tasty, harsh and bitter big black beer that remains enjoyable. Good.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is moderately hoppy (lemony/grapefruity and piney) with notes of burnt malts. Taste is a strange mix where grainy roasted malts with fruity and chocolaty undertones are brutally overwhelmed by assertive bitter hops that have a sharp lemony/grapefruity and harsh piney character. Like a burnt black cake with freshly squeezed grapefruits. Strong alcohol warmth in the finish. This is a tasty beer for sure and I liked it even if I found the clash of flavors a bit awkward. Drinking beer is necessary to maintain my sanity, so yes, drinking Amok prevents me from running amok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Grapefruit pulp, roasted malts and floral leanings delve into coniferous hop bitterness for a dry, creative strong brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the darkness.
-The finish is more bitter than the flavor profile is intense.
-Carbonation is cuddly, which works well with the body’s dryness.
-The brettanomyces tends to get lost within the resinous, coniferous hop presence in the end.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the brewpub on June 23, 2012. It says Belgian stout on the menu at the pub. Black, thin head. Aroma of chocolate with sweet fruits, hops notes. Taste of chocolate, liquorice and small fruits, bitter hop notes of coffee, coffee aftertaste of hops. Amok: awesome, malty, original, kick ass!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3105) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
Une robe profondément brune. Une petite tête et quelques traces collées sur le verre. Un nez plus houblonné que noirci. Des parfums verts parmi lesquels on peut reconnaître des notes citronnées. Des notes parfumées qui se fondent dans l’atmosphère. Est-ce la marque de l’alcool ou l’apanage des houblons? Une bouche fruitée et bien verte qui me semble trop peu touchée par les grains foncés. Des vapeurs d’alcool qui engourdissent les papilles. Un corps moyen-mince qui est traversé par des bulles très actives. Une texture que j’aurais souhaitée davantage crémeuse. Une finale très amère, peu subtile, sur des notes de parfum et des notes franchement éthyliques. À mon humble avis, une brute beaucoup trop houblonnée qui manque définitivement de douceur maltée.


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