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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
myrda (68) - - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Torréfié, épices et levures au rendez-vous. Finale sèche et amère, reste longtemps au palais sans être trop prononcé ou désagréable. Bel équilibre des arômes malgré l?intense concentration de celles-ci

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
packers188 (35) - - FEB 17, 2015
Style: Black IPA Ibu: - Description: Belle mousse vanille, nez houblonne, Wow, en bouche, malte comme une bonne stout mais avec une finale houblonne efficace, best black ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Another from my brother-in-law. Clear ruby brown with a finger of tan head. Smells of soft toasted malts, molasses, light yeasts and in the background hops. Tastes creamy sweet toasted malts with a hoppy bitterness. Smooth on the palate. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (709) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours a solid black with a short tan head and lacing. It has a strong resin and dark malt aroma, with a dark malt and toast flavor up front and a bitter, hoppy finish over a heavy-medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1431) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, smoked fruit; mostly dry and smoky flavour with a long, medium bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from BottleDog, London. Pours a very, very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of vanilla, dark malt, chocolate and pineapples. Thick mouthfeel. Great complex flavours of tropical fruit, burnt malt, bitter pine and rye bread. Finish is sharp, bitter resin, coffee, toast and berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a hazy dark brown color with ruby edges and a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts and dried fruits, toffee. Taste is quite harsh roasty and bitter with notes of coffee, earth, cocoa, tangy red berries and piny hops. Finishes resinous and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok BIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gandalf39 (88) - - NOV 30, 2014
Une bière très gourmande sur le chocolat et un peu le café. Belle amertume. Une bonne bière si l’on aime le cacao mais pas vraiment une IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (716) - - NOV 20, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, earth, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
With Z, pours a pitch black color with a small java head. Nose is chocolate, malt and licorice. Taste is chocolate malt with some nice sweet bitterness. Finishes on bitter sweet notes with the same tasty and flavorful aforementioned tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasty and chocolaty up front with hoppy bitterness into the dry finish.

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