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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Achetée au brouhaha à Gatineau. Belle couleur noire. Effervescence mousseuse. Senteur d’anis, clou de giroffe. Geuzasse. Picotement. Gout rend bien ce qu’ils annonce. Très beau produit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (430) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap & cask @ Winter Warmer 2012. Pitch black with a big moka head. Nose is moka coffee and citrussy hops. Big, full body, almost an impy stout mouthfeel with loads of chocolate, brownies, roasted cereals with a big bitter finish that lasts for a while. Really loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1027) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Dunham a fait des différentes déclinaisons de IPA sa spécialité, et ça parait ici ; une IPA noire très costaude, épaisse et fortement houblonnée, tout en laissant de la place aux grains grillés. Elle chiffre à 117 IBU (sans surprise), et touche la cible à tous les paliers de l’analyse : odeurs franches de houblon et de café, chocolat et amertume tenace en bouche, finale tout en houblons et brûlé. Elle est totalement à la hauteur.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5369) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (19) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7523) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black (although somewhat sediment-filled) with a beige-brown head that lasted forever, almost until after I cleaned the glass (barely kidding, here). Smell is herbal hops, mocha, grapefruit. Taste is coffee and roast. Finish is tons upon tons of bitterness. Citrus, black coffee, coffee grains, herbal. I do not recollect ever having such a bitter black ale. Some warm, boozey feeling after the finish. Very strong body, creamy mouthfeel. Extremely solid black IPA, although may be somewhat unbalanced. Not for the uninitiated to the style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilderPegasus (28) - - JAN 2, 2013
341mL bottle. Pours dark black. Really hoppy. More like an IPA than a stout. Alcohol well hidden. Much better than their regular Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Bouteille 341ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, sapin baumier. Goût de malt torréfié, café, houblon, amertume en fin de bouche, résine en arrière-goût. Carbonation faible, corps moyen-dense, collante.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simardsam (79) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Noire opaque avec un col de mousse de couleur moka. Nez chocolat noir, de café et de houblon. Goût très chocolat et de grillé avec une magnifique amertume qui se mélange aux autres saveurs pour donner un bel équilibre.


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