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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (886) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentL (285) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bonne bière, presque noire opaque mais on observe un peu de translucidité, odeur torréfi.é attendu mais une bonne note d’acidité. Amertume modéré en qéuilibre avec le café. Un peu acre en bouche. PAs mauvaise mais j’aurais souhaité des saveurs plus costaude pour une IPA noire.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
This pours a very dark brownish black with a small tan coloured head that seems to last and leave some lace. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour consists of roasted malts, chocolate, burnt toast, coffee, citrus, and an overall moderate bitterness masked a bit by the malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1512) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this beer. Pours a dark black with a red tinge and a frothy brown head that fades into a ring. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some citrus hops in the background. Taste is coffee, chocolate flavors with a good blend of hops that get more bitter with every sip. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, could easily drink this beer all night. The most sessionable black IPA I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1329) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear-ish dark brown/black colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma of hops, resin, fruit that is well integrated with roast, & hint of caramel. Hoppy bitter and burnt toast bitterness are well blended together in this medium to fuller bodied brew. Considering how hard this style is to do well, this one is phenomenal!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at Mondial. Really nice smooth drinking black IPA. Definitely an interesting beer worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Chocolate/coffee, citrus mixed in and bit of a earthy aromas. Nice dark color, bit cloudy, and good carbonation, and a small hazelnut colored head. light sweetness, medium bitterness and umami (love that word)! Creamy and lively (for a stout/dark IPA). Would love to know the number on the IBU scale for this Pénombre. I think it could better be named a stout than a dark IPA, but still, a very enjoyable beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2064) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4812) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stef73 (335) - - 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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