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


on tap

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTheRick (360) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Brune très foncée aux reflets acajou discrets, une jolie mousse beige laisse une belle dentelle dans le verre. Un bouquet torréfié et caramélisé prend le dessus, les houblons n’étant pas très présents. Ceux-ci se glissent dans un amas chocolaté et torréfié en laissant passer une amertume puissante qui dure très longuement en bouche ... peut-être même un peu trop à mon goût.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (684) - Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a thick and creamy head that settles to a nice dollop and leaves good lacing. Aroma is light coffee, cocoa, some toastiness and some slightly dank and earthy hops. Taste has some mild coffee and light sweet toffee notes, followed by some cocoa and toastiness. The hops kick in mid taste with some herbal and bright piney bitterness that continues to build as you drink. Finishes with a growing bitterness that presents a bit of spiciness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable with a bright piney bitterness and decent dark malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is pretty well balanced between the Porter qualities and the IPA notes. Nice and chocolaty with some light roast and coffee under citrusy and piney hoppiness. Nice chocolate malt up front in the flavor fading to a moderately bitter resiny hop finish that really lingers well. Some light coffee notes towards the finish as well. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and just a touch of a menthol like note late in the finish as well. Pretty decent BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (980) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
From a 341ml bottle on 14/5/2014. Pours a dark, dark brown with a small head, with some yeast floaties at the bottom. Has a relatively mild roasty aroma, with some chocolate, resin and pine. In the mouth, it features heaps of chocolate, coffee and caramel with some sweet fruit in there as well. The bitterness is big and long, combining bog loads of roastiness and hops. Has a satisfying dry tang at the back, which pleads for you to take another sip. Has a medium body and medium to lively carbonation. A very good black IPA indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (375) - USA - MAY 13, 2014
Deep black color, khaki colored head half finger. Smells of sweet rye, graininess, some savory. Taste is very grainy, lot of hop bitter throughout, in the middle is a more roasted hop bitter, almost a coffee, then the finish is a plastic like bitter that I don't care for. A little sweetness in the form of a charred caramel but very little sweetness overall. Mostly a bitter with a cigarette ash quality and some roasted malt. Ok overall, not my style though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared with and courtesy of wyzzywyz22. More fine work in getting me drunk with good beer. Sadly this one didn’t hit the high notes that night. Poured deep dark brown with a thin to medium beige head. Aroma is quite mild, something slightly medicinal, pine, some chocolate. Flavour was quite herby, roasted malts, bitter finish. Sorry, didn’t care much for this one. Although the porter leaning hybrid thing is...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parnsi (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Rating #1 Smooth while holding the bitterness of the IPA. Strong chocolate and vanilla flavors add to a nice after taste. Overall a solid Black IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1341) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle - average size foamy head, black color, roasty malt aroma and flavor with a fair citrus hop balance, dry resiny finish - expected more hops and less roast from this one, still not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
A decent black IPA. Not as hop forward as we tend to do in the US, but definitely drinkable. Aroma was so so. Pretty weak compared to others out there. Roasted malt and green hops. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head. Taste was a balanced mix of roasted malt and bitter hops. The malt was a little more dominant with coffee and chocolate coming out more as it warmed. The hops seemed to be an afterthought, but were present. Mild carbonation. Decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (504) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a black colour with a nice beige head that quickly disappear. Aroma is caramel, coffee. Taste is same + nuts, hops. Liked it.

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