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

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RATINGS: 382   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6491) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Bottle (345 ml) from Systembolaget. Drak reddish brown, thin and fluffy beige head. Salty roasted malt aroma, some ash tray notes, some faint hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness. A very dry and bitter (and pretty dull) porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tourtrappist (35) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
A rough one in the gap between an IPA and a dry Porter. Burnt aroma and taste with a drysweet light caramel tone that develops into dark and somewhat bitter coffee. Great balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1131) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
Mörk brun-svart öl med brunt skum. Doft: Rostade toner, alkohol, mango, jord, kaffe bönor. Smak: Rostat korn, kaffe, grape, citrus skal, humle, rökt korv, jord.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2684) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, kaffe, choklad, brända toner, karamell. Krämig och fruktig med en bra grapebeska. Lagom söt, väldigt välbalanserad. Kraftfull trots låg alkoholhalt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1934) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Mörkt brun, på gränsen till svart öl med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, veteknäcke, choklad och lätta citrustoner. Både de rostade tonerna och citrusen ger beska åt ölen. Tillsammans med sötma från malten så är detta en balanserad och bra BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted Barley, chocolate and coffee on the nose while taste is chocolate, some dark fruit, molasses and hints of rye bread. Very nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
341ml bottle. An opaque brown-amber body, small dense mocha head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, floral hops, plums. Aggressive taste: burned malt, caramel, herbal hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Pours dark brown with a finger of foamy tan head. Some particles. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and light citrus. Distinct bitterness in the taste, mix between dark chocolate and hop bitterness. Finish is long and lingering with the bitterness still very present. Body is light and refreshing with low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Div (25) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Bottled on 01-2013
The first that hits me is the strong aroma of rosted grains, which I do not associate with a Black IPA. It smells more like a porter or stout. The taste is likewise. With some saltyness and a bitter finish. This is not how I like my BIPA. But otherwise, nothing in the aroma or taste that bothered me. An ok drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
A decent and well-balanced BIPA, if nothing groundbreaking. Pours black with good head, decent lacing. There’s some roast malt and some hops here. A slight note of anise. Consistency is thick and taste leaves bitter. Bottle at The Only Cafe.


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