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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Draught, 6.2% at the brewpub. Sweetish aroma. Seemingly cloudy dark brown colour. Mildly roasted flavour, hint of bread. Has a little aroma hop. Not caramelly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Black - offwhite head. Fruity hoppy, burned malts,dry hoppy, nutty, nice high malty, nice bitterness, citrus, dark chocolate, dark roasted bread.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. It pours a very dark brown body and a dense, finger-thick dark beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, some licorice blends in, and also a light hoppyness. Roasted flavor with some licorice, a touch of caramel sauce and some bitterness. Full-bodied, dry and pleasantly carbonated with roasted malts and some bitterness in the finish. It’s a really nice one, but far from being a Black IPA or whatever you choose to call it. I’d say stout instead. And one more please. 120511

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Dark brown colour with bubbly head. Quite toasty and roasty, more stoutlike than most exapmles. Has nice roastiness and lots of hop. Good beer, assertive and balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear garnet-black body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some caramel, roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some roast, orange, light grapefruit/earthy. Light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours ruby red to black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma has citric hops, coffee, roasted malts, soft cocoa. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is soft, roasted, chocolate, sharpish hops, light coffee. Very, very bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma with a touch of leather, and some herbal hops. Roasted flavour with some citrus hops and a bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10787) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Black with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hops, little dry, little grapefruits, little liquorice and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark brown with a yellowish head. Aroma is rather mixed. Dark malt. Hop. Herby. Med body or better. Flavor is chocolate with some earthy "greenish" hop. It’s pretty bitter. Chocolate persists. Quite an unusual ale. A bit off the usual Cascadian versions. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10639) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours dark brown in color with a tall tan head. Rather roasted malt and chocolate forward aroma. Lots of coffee, earthy and floral hops, mild citrus, and sweet toffee. There’s a decent bitterness to the flavor along with plenty of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Big roasted malt and chocolate flavors, pretty heavy on the coffee as well.


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