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

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3570) - Nepean, Ontario, - JAN 30, 2013
341 mil bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black, with a nice mocha head. A nice blend of rich dark malts and resinous/pine hops, grapefruit and C-hops, dark and hoppy. Medium-full body with velvety, creamy effervescence. More dark malt than the nose, roasted and almost burnt, fairly similar hop notes of grapefruit, pine and resin, a bit of other citrus, pretty nice for the style, in my opinion; dry with good bitterness and a long, C-hop and roasted malt finish. Great integration.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1063) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Un autre excellent produit de cette brasserie phare! On m’apporte un verre d’un look irréprochable. Cette mousse blanc crème domine ce liquide noir d’encre. En le faisant tournoyer dans mon verre, le liquide me paraît léger. Une fois la mousse dissipée, des arômes de grains de café amer et de houblons en feuilles me montent au nez. Les arômes ne sont pas agressives, bien au contraire. Affirmées sans être autoritaires. Des saveurs de grains rôtis, de torréfaction et une longue finale toute en amertume. Une rondeur agréable et un pétillement qui l’est tout autant. J’aurais toutefois aimé un punch supplémentaire. Cette bière demeure réussie et d’une grande buvabilité!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2358) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2016 @ Havregatan 20130406. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and caramely with chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (245) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle had on 3.30.14. See-through dark pour. Smell and aroma are similar - not much to it. Some black tea in flavor. A little earthy. Not much going on here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2779) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Caramel, coffee, pine, citrus, chocolate. This beer is lacking the hops that I would expect from an IPA. Maybe I got an old bottle. More porter like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1247) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at La Palette in Toronto. Bottled 05/13 - really?!?! Black with a smallish creamy white head. The nose is very roasty with a delicate resiny hoppy note. Tastes really-really roasty, it’s more like a porter or a stout, the, sweetness, and the black bread crust and faint sourness cover any hints of hoppiness. The palate is dryish, carbonation medium active, and the body medium. So where’s the IPA?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4657) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
11.5 oz single bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Roasty, dark and hoppy with a lingering dry finish. A solid Black IPA all the way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (618) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
Cerveja escura, olfato e paladar intenso, com aftertaste duradouro, mas não é dos meus estilos preferidos. Dispersou um pouco da minha experiencia com IPAs

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6173) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
11.5 ounce bottle. Very dark with amber highlights. A big beige head leaves some lace. Not a big aroma but some cinnamon and light fruit. The flavor is much more aggressive. Big citrus hops that bring a good grapefruit puckering bitterness. Some sulfur. Rich malts and what seems to be a common yeast for this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
Light perfume aroma bulked up with roasted malts, pours black with a small diminishing light brown head, heavily hopped great balance of flavours roasted malts, cookie/nutty, sticky full bodied ale good carbonation lightly sulphury on the tongue, thanks Sherrie.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
packers188 (52) - - 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


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