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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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
draught@brewpub - black beer with a long lasting beige foam; fresh hoppiness and note of black cherries; full-bodied, some earthy tartness and a robust bitterness; quite fair astringency from the wood; dry and solidly woody, roasted coffe and licorice - robust and with lot of character

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
on tap at brewpub. pour is inky black with a nice frothy medium dark beige head, good retention and lacing. nose is resinous hops with coffee and complex roastiness, light burnt. soft carbonation, medium body, oily withtout it being to heavy. medium hopping, long bittering resinous-coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
Cask - Volo Cask Days 2010, Day 1. 97 IBUs. Hazy chestnut pour with a solid, lasting very frothy tan head. Leafy, roasty aroma, dry resin, some thick coffee and nutshell roast, and at least mid-level alcohol (8-). Taste is lovely - fairly strong alcohol, huge leafy/resin dry bitterness, all perfectly balanced against deep roast bitterness - but still not "stout"-y. Slick mouthfeel, somewhat boozy, lightly carbonated, medium-to long bitter, slightly burnt finish - a nice one for sure

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with an off white head and very good head retention. Roast y with light coffee tones, burnt malt and light bitterness. Dry with a roasted coco like hoppiness and a drying earthy tone. A nice mild bodied black ipa with a creamy carbonation and a roasted bitterness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SP (36) - - MAR 13, 2011
En fût au pub (8) - Première bière de ce style dégustée. Arômes et goût de café mais avec une amertume plus poignante. Je vais sans doute regoûter ce style plus souvent!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1918) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Deep chestnut brown with a nice brown head. Too dark in here to tell if it’s cloudy or clear. The appealing aroma has equal measures of chocolate, caramel and hops. And some roast. The flavour is sweetish, with ripe berries and fruit, booze, chocolate, espresso and American hops. A more complex malt profile than some other DIPAs I’ve tried. I think that the body could be a little fuller, but what do I know?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3024) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 4 2010; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, light burnt, cocoa, espresso; mouth: roasted malt, light burnt, cocoa, espresso, lots of acridness mixed with bitterness, quite dry finale in acridness with presence of hops, medium-full body, lightly oily texture, light astringency, mildly bitter; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 4 juin 2010 œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, léger brûlé, cacao, espresso; bouche : malt torréfié, léger brûlé, cacao, espresso, beaucoup d’âcreté mêlé à de l’amertume, finale très sèche en âcreté avec présence de houblon, corps moyen-corsé, texture légèrement huileuse, légère astringence, moyennement amère; en résumé : bien bon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2010’. Pours a very dark brown with a small lasting bubbly tan head. Awesome aroma and flavour are roasty along with lots of leafy green hops and some coffee. Nice bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Average to medium bodied. An amazing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3263) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2010
Very dark brown color, chocolate pine trees with a hint of tootie roll. A bit more malty than I would like, but nice. Full bodied, rich, well balanced. Definetely a step away from other Black IPAs as the focus is much more on the the malt with chocolate, tooties, nuttiess with citrus hops playing nice in the background. Certainly well made, but took me back in the approach. I like it, but others may not appreciate it as much. I understand. Cool shit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6612) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours an almost clear ruby brown with a thin beige to tan soda bubble head. Sweet fruit, roast, toast and spicy hops on the nose. Earthy caramel notes. Thin to medium bodied, sweet and roasty. Char and a bit of acid, but just from it being cask I think. Long roast, toast, and grapefruit on the finish.


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