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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Black IPA
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Ale rubis-noire d’inspiration américaine, qui allie la fraîcheur des houblons américains Centennial et Chinook à la richesse des malts anglais Marris Otter, Crystal, ambrés et torréfiés. Robuste, ronde et sêche à la fois. Le meilleur des deux mondes (IPA et Stout).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
341ml bottled poured into tulip. Pours a deep black-brown with some sediment and a finger and half thick light-brown head. Leaves some light/moderate lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice roasty and hoppy blend..."music to my nose"! I pickup some cereals too and the hops is quite floral. Taste is medium-bitter despite the advertised 95 IBU. Palate is seriously well-executed. Body is medium, with a creamy slick texture soft to average carbonation which enhances the creamy feeling. Finish is rather long (still not Stone-Ruination IPA-long...!) and of course bitter with the hoppy goodness that’s in there. Overall this is most likely the best single black IPA (meaning I’m not talking about double black IPAs) I’ve ever had! Honnestly Dunham has improved a lot. I was avoiding them like the plague before but now, I have to say: wow. This has become my new reference point in single black IPAs. Very, very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle 355ml at Volo
Aroma: fresh high alpha hops, citrus with darker malts behind. 7+
Look: gusher with large tanned beige top. Some lace notes. Bark brown base. 4-
Taste etc.: roast with dry dark feel. Hint of chocolate. Lighter bodied. Hop side nicely placed on top. Solid offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Smells like stout, tastes like ipa and thick stinging malt. Its a good taste of brew, stout with sting. Hops smells citrusy and some pungent booze. On tap at rhinos.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Poured black with a medium height tan head, leaving small amounts of lacing. Aroma of very roasted malts, a bit of coffee, a hint of resinous hops (congestion may have blocked out some). Flavour rich roast, a little coffee and chocolate and pine resin hops up front, a little bitter but with a bit of sweetness too. The hops kick in after that though, bitter and matching well with the roast, finishing quite dry and balanced. Medium bodied, a little creamy with soft carbonation. This is a nice hoppy porter-style beer, maybe my condition made me miss the aromatics of the hops but the whole package is well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (598) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Aroma: Centennial hop very strong with coffee. Aroma is very hoppy with a touch of lemon. Appearance: Opaque black with creamy and long lasting brown head. Taste; Very aggressive hops with notes of lemon. Very strong bitterness with hop everywhere. Mix of IPA and stout. For bitterness lovers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8130) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Brouhaha, pours black with a large tan head. Aroma of dark roasted (almost burnt) malts and pleasantly harsh hops. Very flavourful, with bitter hops and harsh, burnt roasted malt. Exceedingly dry, with a very bitter (but tastefully) hoppy finish. Most excellent stuff - a textbook example of a harsh, dry, bitter black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6230) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez Dépanneur Peluso (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de torréfaction et d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oublons résineux avec une pointe de torréfaction. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4304)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
2012-07-31. Black body with a nice big tan head. Dusty roast and leafy green hops, light funky cannabis like accents. 7+ Flavour is a mix of roast and green hops, very lightly bitter. Modest dark malt in the middle. Average plus palate. Decent but the hops could be more assertive for my liking. They do grow a bit in the aftertaste. On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at TFOB. Appearance: pitch black, medium yellow head. Aroma: coffee, lots of hops, yeast, quite rich, molasses. Flavour: a little chocolate at first, tons of hops, nice & sharp, coffee with a long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours cola black with an initial foamy tan head that stays as a light covering. Medium lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and piney hops. Creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Nice effort.


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