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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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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Black IPA impériale / Imperial Black IPA


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2664) - 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 (2957) - 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 (3422) - 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 (9997) - 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 (9465) - 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 (4656) - 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 (775) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Wow. Pours almost black with a MASSIVE creamy head. Smells malty, grainy, coffee. Taste is complex. Lots of coffee and bitterness. Some chocolate, good amount of hops, toffee, cream. The "double" aspect of the beer is definitely apparent. Finishes sticky and bitter with a hint of sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at brewpub. A reddish black ale with a nice beige head. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, molasses. Very sweet. Finish is lightly bitter, coffeeish. Medium to strong body, sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Weak to medium carbonation. Good black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
Riche, épaisse, sapinée, résineuse comme si la pionnière que j’ai dans la bouche avait vraiment défrichée la toundra de ses mains.


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