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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
Cask - Volo Cask Days 2010, Day 1 (session 2). With Stephen G ragging me non-stop in the background, I rate on. 60 IBUs. Mostly opaque ruby, clear around the edges, with an average frothy light brown head. Smells like a nice (non-syrupy) brown ale with a tad more than usual alcohol and oddly some salty tuna (???) and a hint of oak - some, but not much herbal bitterness. Taste is still quite malty and roasty, but in addition to the herbal bitterness, there is building low-level citrus zest bitterness as well - interesting, not entirely sure it’s a complete success. Slick, astringent, weakly carbonated, eventually develops near-IPA level hoppy bitterness, but still very roasty ..... I am still not sold on the "black IPA" concept.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
In short: A intensely hopped (American resinous hops) creamy stout. Could pass as a Black IPA. Very tasty and very very good.
How: Tap at brewpub. Freshly put on tap, first batch ever.
The look: Black body with a very small tan head
In long: Intriguing nose, roasted, fruity, rubbery, and a lot more. Taste is… well… tasty. Full body, lots of small bubbles, creamy and smooth mouthfeel even if a little sticky. Medium roasted level with distant black chocolate. So far it would be just an ok Stout. But man the hopping is just crazy in this one. Intensely hopped, very resinous with citrus fruits and pine-needles flavour. Distant reminder of Stone 11th anniversary. Wow in a in a matter of a few weeks Quebec got its two first Black IPAs ever, first the very good DDC Pénombre now this one (even better) calling itself a Stout although it could really pass as a Black IPA. This Black IPA trend is the best new trend to hit north-America in a very very long time. I’d say the best new trend since the mini-skirts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5711) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 on tap at brewpub. pitch black with a creamy dark beige head, very good retention/lacing. very floral, piney and tons of roastiness. light to medium body, velvety, average carbonation. very nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
Pint at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with dense whitish head. Aroma of burnt toast, lots of piney hops (cascade would be my guess), licrorice and coffee. Taste is very bitter, quite harsh with coffee and bittering hops dominating throughout, some notes of herbs and roastiness. Palate is superb. Very well carbonated, not too heavily bodied with a long dry bitter finish. A very good beer, the only thing that could keep me from lining up successive pints of this is that the repeated assault on my tastebuds would probably leave me tasting nothing else for the rest of my life.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Cask at Soirée des Grands Crus, Siboire (Sherbrooke). Appearance: Black with a small creamy brown/moka head and beautiful lacing. Aroma: Citrus, coffee, chocolate and hops. Taste: Citrus, roasted malt and hops. Palate is creamy. Slight bitterness. Overall: Well balanced and refreshing but could add more complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
(Un verre de bonne dimension. Version 6,3%) Une présentation soignée. Une mousse brune passablement dense qui laisse quelques traces. Une robe très foncée, jamais noire, touchée par des éclats rouges. Un nez qui présente un aspect rôti enfoui sous des aiguilles de pin et d’épinette. Des saveurs plus intéressantes avec une petite place pour le chocolat. Des aiguilles de pin, encore une fois. Un aspect floral intéressant. Une proposition éloignée de la grosse résine malhabile. Un corps qui penche vers la légèreté. Une texture qui présente un très fin profil crémeux. Des bulles bien placées. Une finale enrobée par la verte fraîcheur de houblons modérément vigoureux.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
bu sur place en fût, couleur noire opaque, nez frais et agréable, bouche bien torréfié, bonne amertume, j’ai bien aimé

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
The pour reveals a black color with brown highlights and a thin light brown head. Solid aroma of hops with roasted and slightly smoky malt. Superb flavor of hops with roasted malt, there’s some dryness and lasting bitterness in the end. I could drink a truckload of this beer and still want some more, it’s that good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
Black color, with some mahogany highlights, with a creamy tan-beige head, mild roasted, toasted malt nose, with some light cappuccino, mochaish accents, with some chocolate, fruity plummy, coffee notes, within a faint floral hop leafy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good roasted, chocolate, black malt character with some nice flowery hop leafy, grassy, piney accents and some coffee bean, bitter dark chocolate flavours, leading towards a good piney, cedray hop bitterness finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (3173) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Sapiné, floral et résineux, elle ne fait rien d’extraordinaire mais ne croule pas sous les malts rotis. Agréable, sans plus.


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