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

bottled
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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home from an IP trade with theydon_bois. Aroma is malts led with sweet malts, toasted brown bread, cara malt grains, some pine needle hop. Opaque black colour with some dark red notes when held to the light. Loose light tan head. Flavour is initially malt led with soft roast, caramel malts, charred toasted bread, easrthy back of the throat roast in the back end. Hops are more subdued than other BIPA, but there is solid piney bitterness and some pine needle flavoured hops. Palate is medium, nice dryish finish and moderate carbonation. Lingering roast and burnt bread. Pretty solid malt forward black IPA but i need more hops!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Pitch black ; beige head. Aromas of lactose and chocolate, roasted malts. Taste bitter over sweetness. Fairly short. Good balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy blackish with tan head Nose was resiny hops, dark malt, cacao, oats. Tastes very hoppy, with roasty dark malt, cacao, and a smooth finish. This is a great black IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3210) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Swietne ciemne w zasadzie czarne IPA. slodowe dosc wyraznie, palonosc potezna, przypominalo nieco stouta. Wytrawna i gozka koncowka, dluga do tego. Piana spora lekko szarawa o sporych pecherzykach, ale niestety szybko opada, ale znaczy swoja obecnosc na mojej pincie. Troche mnie zadziwiala sbytnia slodowosc. ale ciekawe polaczenie i uzupelnienie tej sporej dawki chmieli jakie tu zastosowano.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3184) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
341ml bottle, gråsälstasting #4. Black color, thin head. Woody, malty, slightly smoky aroma. Flavor has malt, salty licorice, mild fruity notes. Not really black ipa. Old botte?

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle. Black, small head. Chocolate, roastedness, some citrus hops there. Med light bodied, dry. Bitter. Bit short. Roasty, light salty. Nice, but more of a bitter stout than bipa. Edit: getting more lime citrusy towards the end, quite nice overall.

-- bb

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (403) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
341ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a thin foamy tan head. Flavors are bread, roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, licorice, pine resin and herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (413) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(341mL bottle shared by a friend, think it must be 4mo+ old) Pours a deep brown with russet highlights, clear, tiny white head, no lace. Aroma is roast malts, light coffee, slight ash, anise, faint pine hop aroma. Flavour has a balance of sweet toffee dark malts and moderate roast, light coffee, cocoa powder, a bit of black licorice and dark fruit, light pine and orange/grapefruit peel. Finishes pretty dry and roasty with a light hop bitterness. Light to medium body with soft carb. I know this bottle’s freshness wasn’t flattering it because the hops seemed quite faded, unfortunately. More like a light porter with a bit of hops. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the DDC black DIPA I had on draught a few days prior.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (686) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, some caramel, mocha,black licorice and guava. Taste is a dark rick maltiness with character similar to the aromas. Slight balanced hopiness. Finishes smoothly. The beige head retains fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (70) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Dark black appearance with a brownish head and nice lacings. The nose is roasted coffee beans, malty, and hoppy in the background. Medium mouthfeel. The flavours are mainly roasted malts, chocolate, and some piney hops. Aftertaste is bitter hops. Excellent black IPA with lots of roasted flavours and aromas.


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