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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21410) - 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 (2234) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Pours dark with low off white head Aromas of roasted malts, butterscotch, english yeast, hints of dark fruits Roasted malts, coffee hints of chocolate Wee bit thin body medium to high bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Almost opaque black liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of licorice, pumpernickel, ash, grass, pine, citrus and mango. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of licorice, coffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aroma isn’t hoppy enough for my taste but the taste is excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1923) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, bottled on 12/2012. Pours black with a stylish, latte-colored head that leaves a very nice lacing. Very classy. Aroma is roast, some coffee, a hint of chocolate. Taste is a lot of roast, some coffee, light touch of flower. Where are the hops? Palate is medium with a lot of carbonation. An alright porter, not much of a hop presence, except perhaps for the fact that it’s quite dry. Not much bitterness or hop flavors. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Flaska från SB. Riktigt riktigt mörk, när svart, lågt skum. Ingen humledoftsexplosion, snarare en lite jordig doft av källare, kaffe, choklad och aningen tallbarr. Även i smaken är den rostade lite porterlika dragen främst samt en toffeesötma, men torrhet, lite tallkaraktär och en distinkt beska men inte jättestor beska finns där och räddar upp IPA-karaktären något. En okej BIPA men inte så mycket mer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and "nutty" tones. Malt, coffee, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.


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