GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the mondial de la biere 2010....
Aroma:mixe of coffe-rosted malt and grapefruit hops...
Appearance:Dark black,good head...
Flavor:Rosted malt cofee,no bitterness...
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark brown IPA with a thick moka to brown head. In aroma, pleasant chocolate and hops, light herbaceous notes, metallic notes. In mouth, a good bitter chocolate and coffee, good floral hops, pinhey and lingering, bitter and smooth. On tap at Mondiale de la Bière 2010.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mondial de la bière Montréal 2010
Aroma fresh character , hint of fruit , cherry , with dryness of alcohol and touch of hop.7-
Appearance dark brown with medium beige top.3+
Flavour and Palate roasty , dark character with medium heavy body. Some bitterns around. Dark malts with alcohol.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at Mondiale 2010. Black with three-eight inch of white foam. Coffee roast taste, a good taste of coffee, and lemon. Roast and hop aromas. Carbonation is a bit above average, and the mouthfeel is creamy and above average. Malty backbone. Artistic lace is present at the end of this fine drink.
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, earthy, roasty on the nose. The appearanced is dark brown, tan head. The flavor is much like the aroma, earthy, roasty. Resiny hops on the finish. Medium to medium/thick in body. Very good.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. The aroma is sweet , hoopy and nutty. The color is a dark brown with a beige head and nice lace. The taste is of roasted malt with a bit of a vegy taste added to this is the nice bitter taste of hops also a taste of nuts. The finish is strong and bitter.
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thick brown head on black beer. Soft aroma increases to a nice light citrus scent. Flavour is citrus and brown ale. Finish is oaky coffee and hops. Big alcohol. More hoppy stout than black IPA.
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BQ2010. Sampled on Draft at Dieu du Ciel Brewpub. A much more agressive black ipa, compared to penombre. Sugary and a bit of booze underneath rich oily hops.. Packs heat.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a very hoppy orange, some fine malt underpinning, deep copper, with a tiny beige head. Flavour is a bold orange, lovely malt follows up. Medium bodied, really well balanced too. A major treat.!Thanks so much Luc for sharing, the beer and the story behind it.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An intense, very hoppy, very bitter Imperial Dark IPA. Good sipper
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear dark brown body topped by long-lasting small beige head
In long: The nose shows very little roastiness and is dominated by tangy fruity hops and some pine cone needles. The beer is well malted, moderate roasted sensation, light nutty sensation, distant chocolate notes. However the hops dominate here. Enormous amount of orangey, citrusy and grapefruity hops with a light piney touch. Very intense sticky bitterness, like biting in a grapefruit. I found the bitterness a bit brutal and not quite fitting. Some cacao in the comeback. Smooth carbonation. No alcohol presence. This is a very very tasty beer. I had it when it was freshly put on tap. Maybe it got a bit smoother after a few weeks, but I thought it was almost too tasty. So this Pionièere (Pioneer) is the first ever Imperial Black. A good beer but not a very good beer imho. The problem with being the first and only one at something is that you don’t really prove anything. It’s like being the Best Man at a wedding and not allowed able to prove it.