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


on tap

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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle: Black is right as far as color and a small off white ring head. Aroma is pretty light - a tiny bit of malts but hops aren’t present in the aroma. Flavor is a different story - tasty. Porter and IPA getting married is about it. Coffee flavors with a mild hop balance. The hop presence is noticed in more of a perfume. Mildly pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oqnid (119) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 fév '13 -->IPA noire, 6,5%, 341ml -noire aux reflets rubis/acajou; mousse veloutée (fluffy) -nez houblonné, torréfaction, café, mélasse -douce entrée amère, torréfaction (café) -veloutée -amertume de houblon accrue d'une gorgée à l'autre -finale rotie, café (torréfaction), houblon; dominance amère, sèche, âcre Co=3.5 Arô=3 Am=3.5 Su=.5 Arr=3 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from backlog. Very dark with a beige head leaving lacing. Aroma: roasted, old man, spices. Taste: salmiak, roasted, cocoa powder, spices, earthy, light Baltic. My bottle wasn’t really hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6501) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home from an IP trade with theydon_bois. Aroma is malts led with sweet malts, toasted brown bread, cara malt grains, some pine needle hop. Opaque black colour with some dark red notes when held to the light. Loose light tan head. Flavour is initially malt led with soft roast, caramel malts, charred toasted bread, easrthy back of the throat roast in the back end. Hops are more subdued than other BIPA, but there is solid piney bitterness and some pine needle flavoured hops. Palate is medium, nice dryish finish and moderate carbonation. Lingering roast and burnt bread. Pretty solid malt forward black IPA but i need more hops!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Pitch black ; beige head. Aromas of lactose and chocolate, roasted malts. Taste bitter over sweetness. Fairly short. Good balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy blackish with tan head Nose was resiny hops, dark malt, cacao, oats. Tastes very hoppy, with roasty dark malt, cacao, and a smooth finish. This is a great black IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3594) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Swietne ciemne w zasadzie czarne IPA. slodowe dosc wyraznie, palonosc potezna, przypominalo nieco stouta. Wytrawna i gozka koncowka, dluga do tego. Piana spora lekko szarawa o sporych pecherzykach, ale niestety szybko opada, ale znaczy swoja obecnosc na mojej pincie. Troche mnie zadziwiala sbytnia slodowosc. ale ciekawe polaczenie i uzupelnienie tej sporej dawki chmieli jakie tu zastosowano.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4965) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
341ml bottle, grĺsälstasting #4. Black color, thin head. Woody, malty, slightly smoky aroma. Flavor has malt, salty licorice, mild fruity notes. Not really black ipa. Old botte?

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3904) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle. Black, small head. Chocolate, roastedness, some citrus hops there. Med light bodied, dry. Bitter. Bit short. Roasty, light salty. Nice, but more of a bitter stout than bipa. Edit: getting more lime citrusy towards the end, quite nice overall.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
341ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a thin foamy tan head. Flavors are bread, roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, licorice, pine resin and herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

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