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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15759) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, hoppy with metallic notes, grassy, some fruits. Hoppy flavor, grassy, metal, chocolate, cocoa notes, some fruits. Bitter metal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black with a lustrous, tan foam head. Some yeast and toasty dough in the nose. Some spicy florals. Medium sweet flavor with burnt earth and grass, mild yeast, light smoke. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Roasted malt finish, some oily cocoa, light alcohol, fair bitterness, a bit of grapefruit. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Roasted nose and flavor. Caramel, roast and bitter juicy hops benath. Smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14825) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
CBC. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth and oily. 110512

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14665) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14562) - Sřnderborg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, big thanks to James for a CDA tick, 23/01/14. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is dark malts, floral notes, bitter fruits, earthy hop tones. Taste comprises light pine, tropical fruit, faint cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure. Ok, a little underwhelming though for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13961) - 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.

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