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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
Taster at Bieres et Saveurs Chambly 09. This has a very nice dark brown color with a dark beige head.The aroma is sweet and roasted. The taste is also sweet of chocolat coffee beans and malt added to this the bitterness os citrus fruits with hops.It has a nice finish in your mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
On cask for Cask Days at Volo in Toronto. Served in an English pint glass. Pours slightly reddish black with a small, rocky tan head. The head remains but does not lace. The nose has notes of grain and roasted malts, along with caramel, flowers, pine, grapefruit, earth and a hint of grape. The flavour begins slightly sweet but soon becomes moderately bitter. The finish is long and lingering, with bitter leafy hops. It is medium in body with a milky texture and flat carbonation. Overall, a nice combination of IPA hoppiness with roasty notes. 2010-10-29

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1779) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
On tap at Benelux. (Listed as a "west coast stout" at 6.8%). The aroma is all hops - no roast or caramel features. Lots of fresh hops. The flavour has lots of hops early, some roast in the middle, and some chocolate at the end. Nice lingering bitterness. Full creamy body. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2615) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Sapiné, floral et résineux, elle ne fait rien d’extraordinaire mais ne croule pas sous les malts rotis. Agréable, sans plus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Sample at the 2010 VT Brewers Fest - Pours a clear black/brown in color with a small tan head that faded, but left some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is plenty hoppy... both citrus and pine... with a hefty amount of roasted malts, along with just a bit of chocolate and coffee. Flavor was the same... minus most of the hop flavors... and that was a bit disappointing. Still a decent black IPA though...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
cask days 2011, less than intense roasted malt aroma, some c itrusy hop bitterness. Flavor was solid, not too roasty nor to bitter, a nice balance between the two. Pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Volo Cask Days 2010
Aroma slight hint of soap , hop feel with hint of soy sauce ,dark malt ,cocoa , vanilla and licorice. 7+
Appearance clean ,easy flowing almost black in colour. Rocky mid top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Frontal short bursts of dry roast followed by citrus hop profile. Mid presented with dark malts , hint of chocolate , licorice. Finish touch by dryness of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
Almost black with a small beige head. Nose is piney with a touch of roasty grainy malts. Light to medium body, lots of roast malts in there, average bitterness, sticky finish. Average black IPA.


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