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Brewed by Boquébière
Style: Black IPA
Sherbrooke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Symbiose de malt noir et de houblon expressif rappelant la richesse d’un café corsé et fruité.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
500 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 22AU12.

App.: Deep brown-black with a large mocha foam. Aroma: Resinous/pine hops, a touch metallic, dark-roasted, almost smokey malts, a little grape juice/gum, molasses, a touch of licorice, some caramel, a touch tangy, a wee hint of brine/soy sauce, seems to be a nice blend of good stout and fair IPA. Palate: Medium body, soft, silky effervescence, smooth. Flav.: Lots of grape juice/gum, nice rich dark-roasted malts, a bit of molasses and a bit of caramel, the hops are resinous and tropical, metallic notes, a bit of coffee/dark chocolate, good; off dry with decent bitterness and a fairly long, inky, malty yet resinous/pine hop finish.

This is an example of the style that suites my palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear deep black color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and resin hops is not as powerful as I was expecting. Taste is also a good mix between some medium roasted malt with light bitterness and some medium resin hoppy notes. Body is a bit light for style with not enough of a creamy body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but I was expecting a bigger hops punch with a fuller body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
Thick black with a huge pillowing brown head. Some earthy hop aroma. Tastes roasted malt light coffee, some green hops and medium bitterness. Not too bad. Thanks Pat!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours a dark black with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with a earthy hop flavour. Taste is thin roasted malts, earthy hop flavours and moderate bitterness and some small coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Pours an opaque black body with a good beige foamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, coffeeish, and caramel hints. Taste carries woody and roasted cereals notes. Some plummy notes are also niticeable. It ends with a long, sharp bitter/roasty finish. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. very dark brown with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. tons of roastiness and pine. tingling pepper. medium long resinous-piney finish, hint of sweetness, medium body, average to soft carbonation. nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a very long-lasting beige head. Smells of cream, coffee and floral hops. Tastes like chocolate, roast, coffee, sweet whipped cream. Coffee and herbal bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied, head makes it feel very creamy. Good black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3097) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Style et résumé: IPA noire fortement houblonnée de qualité.
Comment: Bouteille brune de 500ml. lot 12038039
Description: Bière noire avec une mousse brune crémeuse et volumineuse. Le nez est un amalgame de malt rôti et de houblon floraux. On sent une certaine amertume dans ce nez. La bouche est d’une qualité inégalé, le malt et les houblons se combinent d’une merveilleuse façon. Le corps est moyen, pas de qualité mais de quantité. La finale offre une amertume incroyable qui lui confère une buvabilité.
Note: 7+/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Bière noire opaque chapeautée par une mousse volumineuse et persistante qui décore les parois du verre d’une dentelle bien cousue, en s’estompant lentement. Des effluves florales me viennent au nez à une distance notable. En approchant la choppe des capteurs olfactifs, on perçoit un mélange de houblon et de torréfaction. Elle porte bien son titre d’IPA noire. En bouche, ça se rapproche plus d’un stout, sans pour autant en être une entièrement. L’amertume ne se détache pas beaucoup, malgré qu’elle réussisse à s’imprégner pour laisser un arrière-goût civilisé. (Lot 1203(0)039) (266-140612)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 7. Pours a very dark brown with a small frothy light-brown head. Decent lacing. Aroma is malty and lightly hoppy along with some coffee notes. Flavour of roasted malt, caramel, light leafy hops and a hint of coffee. Average bodied. Pretty good stuff.


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