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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1381) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, coffee, pine and grass.
Appearance: A black brown colored beer. A yellow/tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, ashes, dark coffee, orange peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: A BIPA that works.
Note: Cask at Dieu du Ciel Reviewed 2013-03-22.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Underground. Burnt, roast, light bakers choco, dry stout nose, caramel, sweetness that is sort of fruity. Solid hard bitter taste, long roasted malts, pine, caramel. It’s a black IPA. They are never all that good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Bottled on 01/13. A: minerally (crayfish, seeweed), burnt with a hint of smoke. Faint fruity hops in the background. A: Low to medium carb, with small off-white head. Pitch black. T: medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, salty, heavy on the roast, with some tropical hops and lingering bitterness. P: medium bodied with roast, hoppiness and caramelly sweetness. Overall a hoppy sweet stout. Not the balance I look for in a BIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Draft to glass Caramel, coffee, bread, pepper. Deep brown with a creamy brownish head. The taste is primarily a porter, the IPA is overwhelmed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2286) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
6.5% ABV. from the bottle. The coffee notes and roasted malt take over the hop smell in this one. Pours a dark brown colour with a big, creamy-foam head that is beige, long lasting and gives out loads of sticky lacing. The roasted malt is helped out in the taste with some caramel malt to soften the burnt flavours. Sweet light butterscotch and fruity aromas eventually come out. Again, the hop is not as overpowering as I have tasted in other Black IPA. Beautiful mild warming and bitterness in the mouthfeel. Some burnt wood comes out in the finish to linger with the hop. Easier to drink than the Great Lakes Brewing Impy Black IPA I had a few weeks back, but still prefer the other overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Bière opaque, couleur de mélasse et coiffée d’un fin col dense laissant au verre une très fine dentelle. Des arômes très grillés où pointent le café et un certain boisé. Bien amère avec très peu de sucre perceptible. Elle est huileuse, moyennement effervescente, de corps moyen et se termine sur de arômes rôtis et une amertume durable et sèche, sans aucune astringence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1300) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Another great effort from an always exciting brewery. Pours cola black with a head that fades to a ring, little bit of lacing. Nose is grassy and burnt. Aromas of grassy hops, some limited espresso bitterness. Tastes are light sweet and medium bitter. Light body with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Lovely black colour with a frothy white and lace. Sweet malt aroma. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Well balanced bitterness. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours dark brown in color with a tall tan head. Rather roasted malt and chocolate forward aroma. Lots of coffee, earthy and floral hops, mild citrus, and sweet toffee. There’s a decent bitterness to the flavor along with plenty of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Big roasted malt and chocolate flavors, pretty heavy on the coffee as well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (599) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a dark black somewhat similar to peche, smells a little like a stout with a hint of fruit. Tastes of coffee and then..bam hops. This is only the second Black IPA I have had and I must say ... blows the other one out of the water. Very tasty.


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