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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 361   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3290) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch (3355) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
This beautiful 341ml bottle was a surprise find in BrewDog Glasgow. A brewery I have never heard of. Black with a foamy beige head. Coffee hop aroma. Sweet biscuit pine coffee flavour. Well balanced, sweet and smooth. A definite IPA / porter hybrid. I want more from this brewery.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9659) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black beer with a ruby hue; little persistent dark beige foam left; solidly roasted aroma of ashes, coffee and vanilla; a good malt body and pretty bitter; quite dry roasted coffeish and hoppy aftertaste - lot of character and class

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
341 ml (!) bottle. Pours pitch black with creamy small head. Aroma is filled with roasted malts and hops, flavor is same plus cream and some smoke and licorice. Super-balanced and nice full body. Medium finish with nice bitterness. Excellent stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Pours a pitch black with a lovely thick brown head and lots of lace. Aroma is beautiful - stout-like dark malt and flaked barley notes with nice strong hops. Tastes fantastic; just the right balance of dark and bitter. Lovely fresh hop character with distinct citrus notes. Surprisingly thick body but crisp finish. Great way to console myself for a missed connection in Montreal.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LouisJizz (10) - trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bière Noire, trèèèèès opaque dégustée a 15°C. Belle mousse blanche qui persiste quelques minutes. L’amertume de la IPA s’harmornise super bien avec le goût du grain roti. On ressent une consistance agréable en bouche.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frontal (11) - Rimouski, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml versé dans une verre tulipe. Noir opaque et belle mousse. Au nez, la torréfaction domine et s’accompagne de notes florales. En bouche, le café noir et les agrumes envahissent nos papilles à tour de rôle. Le tout se termine par une amertume qui reste longtemps. Excellente.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
SVP embouteillez la! Une black IPA, c’ est quoi au juste? Je sais pas trop. De couleur noir, pas trop riche. Amère gouteuse. Dans la mêmê classe que la Corne du Diable. Parmis mes derniers souvenirs de la fête Bières et Saveurs 2009, mais un des meilleurs....Dieu du Ciel je vous aime.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2645) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours dark coffee unclear with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings big roasted smoky malts, so pleasant and prevalent, overtaking just a tad of hop presence in the background. The flavor brings big roasted malts and some bitter but smooth coffee notes, with a piney hoppy ending on the palate. This is quite delicious for the style for sure!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2189) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Lovely black colour with a frothy white and lace. Sweet malt aroma. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Well balanced bitterness. Very nice beer.


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