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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: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours dark coffee unclear with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings big roasted smoky malts, so pleasant and prevalent, overtaking just a tad of hop presence in the background. The flavor brings big roasted malts and some bitter but smooth coffee notes, with a piney hoppy ending on the palate. This is quite delicious for the style for sure!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with a dark ruby red tint and a resilient white-beige head. Smell is coffee. Taste is roast and coffee grains. Some earthy, coffee bitterness. And maybe a touch of citrus? Light body. Not quite a super black IPA, as it felt more like a porter. Good, but they have a lot of much better dark ales.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LouisJizz (10) - trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bière Noire, trèèèèès opaque dégustée a 15°C. Belle mousse blanche qui persiste quelques minutes. L’amertume de la IPA s’harmornise super bien avec le goût du grain roti. On ressent une consistance agréable en bouche.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legrosjf (45) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
En bouteille: Mousse beige formant un beau collet très aéré. Couleur brun foncé-noir opaque. Nez plaisant de café et en bouche également. Amertume amplifiée par les malts torrifiés qui est tranchante en fin de gorgée. Bière plaisante à déguster.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (323) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Excellent roasted aroma and nice deep tasting porter. It is pleasant enough as a porter but my main criticism is it is supposed to be a dark IPA. If I did not read IPA on the bottle I would have just thought this was a standard porter. It really needs some stronger hopping to be a real black IPA but still is a decent tasting porter nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
341ml bottle pours a dark brown, almost black color with a 2 finger light mocha head that retains well and leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is very pleasant with grapefruit and pine and some light roasted grains. Taste is also nice with grapefruit and pine bitterness and an bit of roast with an underlying malty sweetness. Medium bodied with a nice mouth feel. A pretty decent brew that fits the style nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
341 mil bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black, with a nice mocha head. A nice blend of rich dark malts and resinous/pine hops, grapefruit and C-hops, dark and hoppy. Medium-full body with velvety, creamy effervescence. More dark malt than the nose, roasted and almost burnt, fairly similar hop notes of grapefruit, pine and resin, a bit of other citrus, pretty nice for the style, in my opinion; dry with good bitterness and a long, C-hop and roasted malt finish. Great integration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
A bit underwhelming and unbalanced overall with a beautiful dark opaque brown body and a fluffy porous beige head. The nose has contrasting roasted malts and torrefaction coffee notes with a moderate resinous pine and fresh citrus fruits. The malts are underwhelming with a mild roasted malt and a hint of coffee. The hops are subtle and don’t shine through the malts very well. Overall, its better than the average beer, but not an exceptional Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KorGranDi (50) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
341 ml. Noire. Sent le café. Amère mais l'amertume semble plus venir du malt torréfié que du houblon. Trop froide elle manque de corps, mais un peu plus tiède elle est meilleure. Intéressante, mais elle ne sera pas une "régulière"

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stef73 (261) - - FEB 3, 2013
d une couleur noir avec col légerement brun des arome de malt torrifier et avec un melange de houblon. au gouter une amertume suivi du malt torrifier prends la releve (rate 44)


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