craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vermont Brewfest 2010. Black pour, decent sized light tan head. Aroma starts with heavy notes of chocolate, lactic cream, caramel, and roasted malt-- my initial thought was "porter." Upon sipping, however, the heavy malt notes eventually give way to a really nice but subtle presence leading to a semi-bitter finish that is still balanced by the aforementioned darker traits. Palate is creamy and rich, not as bitter as many black IPAs. Most beers in this style taste like regular IPAs but appear black; in this, the black conveys not only the color, but much of the beer’s smell and taste. Very nice.
GonZoBeeR (2939) - 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 (10453) - 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 (6519) - 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 (8937) - 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 (2890) - 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 (4708) - 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 (5628) - 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.