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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Black IPA impériale / Imperial Black IPA


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdheredia2 (22) - - MAY 22, 2014
This is a stout that is perfectly married to a black IPA. You can taste both. The black IPA at the start then a real stout at the end. Beautiful!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at DdC. Certainly one of the best Imperial Black IPA I have ever had (top 10 of all time). Rich and extremely creamy, and the lacing is perfect. If you have a chance to be at Dieu du Ciel and this beer is on the menu, try it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
Épaisse mousse brune cassonade, sur un breuvage épais et totalement noir. Houblons fruités et café à l’odeur. Ceux-ci sont encore en vedette en bouche, laissant une petite place pour la sensation chocolatée, le tout étant très velouté et presque fruité. Les houblons, tranchants, affirment plus fortement leur présence en toute fin de gorgée. Pas aussi costaude et imposante qu’on pourrait le soupçonner, et c’est tant mieux : cette IPA noire impériale fait dans la subtilité plutôt que de tenter d’impressionner par la force. Délicieuse sans être exceptionnelle, et très bien balancée.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3062) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap @ DDC (Montréal). Black with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt along with coffee, light smoke, chocolate, herbal notes and hops. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, smoke, herbal notes, light resinous presence, alcohol and light to moderate bitter finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel and dry finish. Good Imperial Black IPA. Drinkable despite 9% abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an opaque black body with a lasting beige creamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasty, chocolate, and woody hints. Its rich malty/hoppy taste carries grainy, herbal, roasted coffee, and chocolate notes. Ends with a long, moderately warming bittersweet finish. Awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of very roasted, charred malts, hop spices, light citrus. Flavor of dark roasted malts, chocolate, roasted nuts including peanut butter, and a bitter hop finish. Tasty beer, it is a hoppy dark ale. Slightly heavy palate but not boozy. 7/4/8/4/16 (3.9/5)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Draft at Beer Revolution Calgary. Almost black color, tan had, decent lacing. Aroma of bright pine and pinecones. Taste is roasted cocoa, lightly burnt espresso. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10031) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at Beer Revolution Craft Beer and Pizza Bar. Pours clear, opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, pine, and resin hops with chocolate and roast malt, prunes and raisins. Flavor is earthy hops and medium bitterness with dark malt, dark fruits, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
Cask (Hivernale): Poured a deep black color ale with a small dark foamy head. Aroma consists of powerful green hops with some dry roasted malt notes also perceptible. Taste is a good balanced mix between some powerful green hops with some citrus and resinous notes mix with some dry roasted malt notes with light floral coffee notes and no residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nice mix of huge hoppy notes without too much bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Hivernale des brasseurs 2013 - Bière opaque se cachant sous une fine écume. De somptueux arômes de moka, de rôties et d’agrumes. Elle est moyennement amère avec peu de sucres résiduels. De corps solide, elle est lisse, à l’effervescence moelleuse, elle se termine sur de beaux arômes et une légère astringence.


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