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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Our imperial version of our Black IPA. Heavily hopped to 117 IBU’s with Centennial, Colombus, Nugget and Cascade hops. Notre version impériale de notre Black IPA. Lourdement houblonnée avec du Centennial, Colombus, Nugget et Cascade.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (244) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown, edging on black. Very thick off-white head. Aromas of citrus, strong pine, and caramel. Give that glass a swish and you’ll, pick up some pineapple. Tastes of chocolate mocha, coffee, and a hint of pine from the hops no doubt. Overall, it is a battle of chocolatey malts, and piney hops. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (509) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Black pour with a nice brown head, good retention. Tried immediately after Dunham's regular black IPA. Somehow less hop character here, but some nice roasty cocoa notes come out. Full-bodied, slightly boozy and very creamy smooth. Some coffee and vanilla notes in the flavour. I quite liked this - tastes more like a hoppy imperial stout. Which I love.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Very herbal aroma and quite bitter taste. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2303) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Black body off white head and some lacing. Cereal lactose and grassy aroma some anise. Taste is very roasty bitter cocoa dark chocolate. Nice black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
A great brew! Pours out a completely dark black with a frothy slightly yellowish head that coats the glass in a fine layer of lacework. The nose is heavily hopped and citrus smelling with big boisterous pine resin aromas. Tons of roasty notes and espresso aromas also fill the nose. The mid palate has a solid roasted malt character with some dark chocolate and smoky espresso notes. The finish has big intense hop flavour with grapefruit, apricot and pineapple standing out amongst sticky pine resins. A good balance between roast and hop overall with a heavy astringent aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
341ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, pine and roasted grains with chocolate notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and citrus and pine hop bitterness balanced quite nicely. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Very well done and highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (410) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Bière noire comme la nuit, totalement opaque avec quelques particules, effervescence impossible à observer, et surmontée d’un col brun, mince mais très dense, et qui colle sur les parois du verre. Arômes à la fois maltés et houblonnés, malt torréfié, café, grains rôtis, pain grillé. Le houblon apporte un nez principalement floral et épicé, poivré, mais avec également des notes plus herbacées, végétales et terreuses. On peut également déceler certaines odeurs de fumée, ainsi qu’une touche de levure apportant des effluves de cuir. Le nez est adéquatement complexe, bien intense et bien agréable. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, excellente onctuosité au palais, le breuvage est rond et soyeux! Au goût, l’entrée en bouche apporte une étonnante saveur de riche chocolat noir que le nez n’avait pas laissé présager. Beaucoup de malt torréfié en bouche donc, expresso, grains rôtis, pain (très) grillé, cacao… Le houblon prend ensuite progressivement l’avant-plan, celui-ci étant principalement floral mais également légèrement poivré et végétal, nous amenant à une finale à l’amertume élevée et fort agréable. Haute intensité en bouche, belle complexité, très bonne intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, excellent équilibre! Cette bière représente, sur ce dernier point, une grande amélioration sur la Dunham Black IPA de base, grâce à un maltage que je considère beaucoup plus adéquat. Excellent produit!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours deep black, mocha coloured head that settles to a blanket. Aromas of ash, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, resiny hops with a slight minty touch, too. Initial taste bitter, bitter, bitter then bittersweet chocolatey & coffee-like, piney hops, a little sweetness from the malts then tries to balance things..a little. Medium bodied with an oily, slick feel, above average carbonation, leading to a bitter, long drying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at Le Projet, pours a nice black with a medium beige head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is piny and roasted, feeling overall really fresh. Taste is of course bitter but not harsh, medium-high and clean. Flavors are spicy, fresh and almost minty. Roasted malt is kept in check, plays a supporting role. Body was medium, carbonation once again too high. Another great beer by Dunham!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (56) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Un arôme qu’on veut sentir avant chaque gorgé. Ma meilleur description de l’arôme est: crème glacé au pépite de chocolat trempé dans l’espresso. L’attaque est en douceur, comme une excellente stout, mais sans le côté "rentre dedans". La finale est longue et ramène le côté torrifié des arômes. Une bière facile à boire, malgré un style qui devrait faire peur aux néophytes, je leurs recommenderais.


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