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


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours mostly clear brown with a frothy beige head. Rich meaty dark malts, roast, cocoa, earth. Medium sweet flavor, lots of burnt cedar, baking cocoa, roast, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, more cocoa, earth, light burnt pine resin. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (13517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cask at Vices et Versa, Montreal - 03/03/12. Dark black with a decent beige head. Floral hops on the nose, some herb/spice. Hop forward in flavour with a roasted malt backbone with a little pepper/chocolate in the mix. Medium bodied, little carbonation, well balanced with a moderate to dry finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
A deep dark black IPA with a thin creamy and lacing very dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with resinous hops, grassy and smooth. In mouth, a smooth nutty chocolate malt with resinous hops, bitter throughout, oily mouthfeel, roasted coffee in finale. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 10 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10210) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle… Cloudy, deep, dark brown pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose offers caramel, deeply roasted malts and resiny, piney hops. Medium to full-bodied with relaxed carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor provides caramel and burnt malts. Singed, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of MartinT!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10069) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a medium foamy light brown / tan head. Aroma is extremely roasty and harshly hoppy, with deep dark roasted malts, intense dry hops, and some burnt espresso notes. Flavour is extremely intense, with extremely darkly roasted malt, palate-scorching hops, and dry cocoa. Intensely hoppy and bitter, with a very dry palate. Robust flavour profile all around - nothing subtle here. The regular Dunham Black IPA is intense already (and excellent), and this Imperial version just amplifies it. It seems a first that this is on the border of being too harsh, but becomes more easily drinkable the more you have. This is most definitely excellent, but probably only for serious, extreme hopheads like myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Not your conventional black ipa. Deep deep roast. Big roast wafting aroma. Big black colour with thick mocha foamy head and lace. Its hoppy for sure, but its also roasty. Hence the imperial tital. Above average mouthfeel, with a bit of near-astringency at the end of the bottle. From Veux-tu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8865) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
341 ml bottle. Thanks to Timo A! Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, milky sweetness, coffee, mild bitterness and chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is hoppy bitterness, roasted malt, dark chocolate and ashy dryness. Bitterness stays. Balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Dark chocolate-covered almonds move into caramel and conifers in this beautifully expressive Imperial Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces all around the blackness and its dark brown edges.
-The potent resinous hop bitterness is longlasting. It could have been softer to increase drinkability.
-I love the aromas and flavors that come from this grain bill.
-Almond skin angles are delightful.
-This can be as good as their Lapatt Robust Porter. World-class, in its category.

Bottle and on tap at Brouhaha, Vices et Versa and Hivernale des Brasseurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
[7425-20150730] Tap. Light cola and plant aroma with a hint of friendly spices. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy bitter roasted grains flavour has a burnt wood background. Full body. Good. (8-/3/8/3/16) 3.8
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
[Bottle (341ml)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma of leafy hops, vanilla, nuts, toasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of toasted malt, chocolate, leafy hops, nuts, a hint of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. A well done Black IPA.

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