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

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
@ Wihlans place. Mörk kropp med lite skum som dock ligger kvar ett tag. Rostade toner och välbalanserad. Aningen besk på slutet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
Great number 10 from one of the best breweries in the world, bottle from SB cons 2013-04-19 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, pine, grape frut, coffey chocolate AP: Stout brown body, high frothylively creme dark brown steady head F: heavy roasted malt, grape fruit, chocolate, coffee nibbels, some vanilla, fairly dry, tropical fruit marmelade, soft carbonation, finishes roasted malt, chocolate and fruitiness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
341ml Bottle - Black with a small tan head. Coffee, liquorice, pine , roasted malt and a hint of burnt rubber in the aroma. Roasted taste with pine, coffee, soapy hops and cocoa. Fairly well-balanced compared to some beers of this type. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1523) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
Ar: heavily roasted, coffee, licorice, ash, smoke, some fruity hops, but only faint, grapefruit, resin some light alcohol. Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lots of lacing. F: lots of salty licorice, coffee, ash, big bite, grapefruit, resin, citric, lots of roastiness, more so than is usual for the style, but very appealing. P: medium body soft carbonation. T: very good indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (925) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/black with murky sediment at the bottom of the glass. Medium big brown porous head that leaves some lacing. Aroma has som sweetness of caramel and chocolate, but mostly bitter inky notes of bitter herbs, licorice and pine needles. The taste also have a gentle sweetness of caramel but also a sweet note of oranges/Fanta, but then comes a quite harsh inky bitterness with bitter herbs. Aftertaste has a hint of chocolate and salmiak. Medium bodied with soft tickling carbonation. Light texture. It’s ok, but I find the bitterness way too inky and hard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22629) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, mid sized head. Aroma of salty licorice and grapefruit. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and menthe, some citrus. Really bitter finish. Rather elegant and relaxed.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skraem (14) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Mycket trevlig arom och färg. Smaken känns dock något mer åt porterhållet än Black IPA hållet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Omni. Pours an opaque black with a bit of fine tan head that dissipates fairly slowly. Smell is distinctly hoppy with some citrus, fruit, and some spruce, and just a slight hint of roastiness. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with some lacking carbonation. Taste is spot on for a black IPA, slight sweet roastiness at first then the bitter builds strongly before dissipating and giving way to a stronger porter-like roastiness. The aftertaste is more bitter than roasty and seems to build throughout the beer. Very nice example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is mainly roasted malts with coffee in the front, some licorice, ash and pine as well, Taste is medium bitter with a dry bitter finish leaving a dark chocolate taste lingering. Overall good but being an IPA I would like some more hops, more of a bitter stout now.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naeri (23) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Mörkbrun med litet skum. Rostad doft med inslag av kattlåda. fin rostad ton med tydlig beska som sitter länge. Helt torr. lång balanserad avslutning.


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