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Dieu du Ciel Pénombre

Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black IPA. Again, an american invention. This style was born at the "Vermont pub and brewery" around 1997. It could be said that this beer tries to be an hybrid between a regular IPA and a porter. The Pénombre presents a light body and well expressed tofferaction tastes. The whole is however dominated by an evident bitterness, which stays always in balance with the other tates found in the beer. In the after taste, the bitterness and hops flavours are growing slowly dut surely, sip after sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3876) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of toasted malt. Opaque black color, cool tan colored head that quickly shrinks to a thin cover, sheets of lace. Taste is toasted malt that coasts through a lightly fizzed swallow to chocolate bittering. The sweet tries to hold on, but the hops win easily at the end. A full-bodied, complex brew, leaning toward general bittering, but quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2016
Bière noire, mousse beige. Nez sur le caramel, le café.Saveurs fortement torréfiées dominées par le café,. L’amertume est moyenne et persistante. Une bière assez sympa cependant il manque un peu de bouquet aromatique et de houblon à mon gout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregNC (79) - - MAY 7, 2016
On tap (Paris beer week). Dark brown ale with nice brown white head. Nose is roasted malt and caramel. Taste is mainly coffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness, medium texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1235) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Un autre excellent produit de cette brasserie phare! On m’apporte un verre d’un look irréprochable. Cette mousse blanc crème domine ce liquide noir d’encre. En le faisant tournoyer dans mon verre, le liquide me paraît léger. Une fois la mousse dissipée, des arômes de grains de café amer et de houblons en feuilles me montent au nez. Les arômes ne sont pas agressives, bien au contraire. Affirmées sans être autoritaires. Des saveurs de grains rôtis, de torréfaction et une longue finale toute en amertume. Une rondeur agréable et un pétillement qui l’est tout autant. J’aurais toutefois aimé un punch supplémentaire. Cette bière demeure réussie et d’une grande buvabilité!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2589) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 @ Havregatan 20130406. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and caramely with chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (247) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle had on 3.30.14. See-through dark pour. Smell and aroma are similar - not much to it. Some black tea in flavor. A little earthy. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Caramel, coffee, pine, citrus, chocolate. This beer is lacking the hops that I would expect from an IPA. Maybe I got an old bottle. More porter like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at La Palette in Toronto. Bottled 05/13 - really?!?! Black with a smallish creamy white head. The nose is very roasty with a delicate resiny hoppy note. Tastes really-really roasty, it’s more like a porter or a stout, the, sweetness, and the black bread crust and faint sourness cover any hints of hoppiness. The palate is dryish, carbonation medium active, and the body medium. So where’s the IPA?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
11.5 oz single bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Roasty, dark and hoppy with a lingering dry finish. A solid Black IPA all the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (678) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
Cerveja escura, olfato e paladar intenso, com aftertaste duradouro, mas não é dos meus estilos preferidos. Dispersou um pouco da minha experiencia com IPAs

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