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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
CASK: A deep dark clear brown ale with a very thin light mocha head. In aroma, nice floral hops, piney, light nutty malt, smooth acidic notes, very nice. In mouth, smooth coffee note, roasted malts with piney hops, lingering bitterness, served a tad too warm, with light acidity. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 24, 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
500ml bottle - shared by the Quebec posse in Lithuania - thanks!
Rich roasty aroma, some ashiness. Taste full, but really not very hoppy for the style. Dry, again clashing with the style. This is just a very good stout. Certainly wouldn’t have complained if they’d have upped the C hops, the aroma could have done with a boost as the ashiness wasn’t so good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours black with lots of thick foamy head. Roasted aroma. Big roasted taste, with decent citrus finish. Competent for the style. Above average mouthfeel and drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread crumbs and roasted malts with burnt edges move swiftly into resinous hops and their endless bitterness for a lean-bodied, wealthy Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam laces atop the blackness.
-The hop profile is perfectly leveled; bright enough to show and leaving enough space for the rich malts to shine as well.
-The soft carbonation and slender body make this approachable even though the bitterness is bracing (for a thirst quencher).
-This is probably the best Black IPA a Québécois brewer has bottled so far.
-The hop character is really harmonious with the grain bill.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6547) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with golden highlights, rapidly fading light brown head. Aroma is lovely young pine, sweet and sappy, with background roast.the palate is certainly hop forward, mostly piney, some white grapefruit, with tasty dark roast in support, notes of coffee especially nice. Finish is long and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6029) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle [341ml]. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large long-lasting foamy beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and piney hops along with some notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavour’s quite bitter, with lots of piney/resiny hops, along with plenty of roasted malt, some coffe and chocolate. Dry finish. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Quite good, a nice example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5655) - Montréal-Nord, 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)


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