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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Pint at the brewpub. Deep black pour with a tight creamy tan head. The aroma is loaded with hoppy pine needles and resinousness. Lots of chewy hops over a very roasty base. Sticky hop oils and some roast as well. A little bit of cocoaish flavour but the hops are the start here. Black IPA even if the brewers call it a "West-coast style stout" - and a damn good one at that.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
Bu sur place en fut (20oz), 13/10/08. Brune très foncée, un peu de collet. Arome de malte bien torrifié, cacao houblonné. Goût chocolat drolement houblonné, des notes de café mocha doux et agréable et une amerturme légèrment plaisant. C’était assez intéressant!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops flourish through the spicy sweetness of molasses, as fresh coffee notes flawlessly lead to resinous bitterness for a complex and completely harmonious Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam slowly sinks into the brown-tinged blackness.
-The body is healthy and more redolent of IPAs than Stouts (not creamy, but slender).
-The dextrins work in unison with the hops and yeast, and licorice, vanilla and sarsaparilla impressions appear once in a while. The sign of a truly well crafted recipe.
-This is very drinkable throughout, just like any other well-made and well-hopped American IPA.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
A dark stout with a thin moka head. A super pleasant coffee chocolate with nice c-hops, roasted coffee beans. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate, well balanced with capuccino, and a good dose of west coast hops, lingering in mouth, very roasted and intense. Well done. On tap at brewpub, Sept. 5 2009.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
[on tap at brewpub] Pine hops aroma that nearly drowns out chocolate/mocha malt. Opaque, viscous, black with a tight, beige ring and wisps. Excellent vanilla and mocha roasted malt flavour nicely complimented by pine and grapefruit hops. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Pitch black with a medium mocha head. Good retention. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a nice citrusy touch from the american hops. Flavor is roasted malt, capuccino, vanilla and chocolate with a very bitter background. I found the citrusy hops to be far less noticeable in the flavor than the aroma, contibuting more to bitterness than anything else in the flavor. Medium to full body with a rich creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Elle est noire ayant une mousse brune persistante, qui s’étant sur les côtés pour en garnir d’une dentelle discrète. Des odeurs houblonnées, de conifère et de grains grillés en émanent. Le goût se situe bien entre les deux mondes du style. Les particularités d’une stout prennent un peu le dessus sur celle d’une IPA. Un côté velouté, apporté par les grains noircis s’occupent bien des papilles, alors qu’une belle et bonne amertume tranchante est ressentie en arrière-goût. C’est bon, surtout si je ne cherche pas trop à savoir quoi est quoi. (410-181012)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2984) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2162) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pitch black with a tan head.  It has a soft roasty cocoa aroma & light citrusy hops - really  black IPA aroma/taste. Well done.


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