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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Good. Very citrusy initial smell with lots of roast malt. Pours black with great mocha head and carpet lacing. Finishes bitter with a touch of sour. consistency is like thick citrusy fruit juice. A nice all around package, though the IPA and roasty malt don’t entirely mesh well here. Bottle from Bieres du Monde.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
New tasting out of the recent bottles after a brief visit in February at the Winter Warmer. A tenacious, healthy dark tan foam of great endurance resides above the close to blackness. Tenebrous aroma packed with dark malt flavours, very roasty and particularly chocolatey. Were it not for the unforgiving hops, this would be a fine stout, which is rather rare among black IPAs. The chocolate notes are rich, cakey, filling, yet the hop wave eats it all, its resin-thrower drying out any hint of sweetness, leading to an almost astringent, very bitter finish that lasts on and on. Despite all the malts laudability and surprisingly full palate, this comes across as too brutal and unsubtle for my tastes. The hop profile does indeed showcase some complex green citrusy, earthy notes, but in the end, it all feels a bit purposeless besides for people with a desire for a drink who annihilates the potential for appreciating any other drink on a particular day. After having had a Leo’s early breakfast an hour ago, I’m feeling a bit lost as to how the immense care for balance of the former is completely gone havoc with the latter. For impact beer fans only.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
In short: A delicious chocolaty maltiness and a dry super-bitter hopping. Good even if a bit too harsh
How: Tap at Les Soeurs Grises, Montreal
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Nose is intensely piney with also presence of chocolate, roast and citrus fruits. Taste starts like a rich fluffy chocolate cake with no icing and light roasty notes. Very pleasant chocolaty malt bill here, most imperial stouts only dream of a rich mouthful of chocolaty malts like this Black IPA. But then comes the abrasive extremely sharp and bitter hops. Very dry roasted uber-bitter finish. I remember loving this beer in small samples at Hivernale Des Brasseurs 2012, but somehow when I had a full serving at Soeurs Grises I thought it was a bit too harsh, even for a hophead-black-ipa-lover like me. Still pretty good but one glass was enough. But this is only my opinion expressed in my own words, because I think it is doleful when people try to appear more erudite and apropos by using fancy words like “doleful”, “erudite” and “apropos”.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6085) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
341ml bottle from Firma-Bier

Bottled 27.4.2015 - Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, piney hops, grass, citrus, herbal notes, hints of licorice and chocolate. Taste is roasty, grassy and piney with some hints of licorice, herbal notes, chocolate and coffee. Finish is roasty, earthy and bitter with some herbal grassy hoppiness and licorice. Okay, quite heavy for a black IPA, feels almost like a hoppy imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5892) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle many thx to omhper cons 2016-02-06 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, coffey, chocolate, AP: dark brown, frothy cream brown head F: fizzy, roasted malt, dry, coffey, dried tropical fruity, pine, heavy bitterness, wee dull

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
33cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. Thanks to Ken for yet another CDA tick. It pours a black color with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel. Taste is roasty and bitter with orange and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color ale with a generous dark color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter citrusy and resinous hops is totally dominating with some dry roasted malt also discernable. Taste is also dominated by herbal citrusy hops with some resinous notes and some dry roasted malt. Body is full with somewhat of a creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Usually not a style that I am very fond of but this one was quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle @ joes. Blacl colour with a fairly large off-white to beige head. Smells roasty, coffee, some chocolate. Tastes roasty, coffee, slightly iron, liquorice tar. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Oct 2015 - Bottle share at the 42nd floor tasting, thanks to Kenny. 8.6%. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is plastic, light coffee. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, leafy hops, dry finish. Very enjoyable black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown-black pour with floaties a nice creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with light pine. Hops are more present in taste, but still more roasted malts and dark chocolate. Slightly rich and almost liquorous palate, medium carbonation. This is indeed another good beer from Dunham but I prefered their regular Black IPA. This one leans more toward a hoppy imperial stout than a Black IPA.


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