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


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2166) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2016
practically black colour, huge, dense brown head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, citruses, hints of ash, liqueur and resiny notes; taste of dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, citrusy notes and some resins; surprisingly creamy mouthfeel; excellent black IPA!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1992) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Rich aroma of roasted grains, cherry, and licorice. Great taste, well balanced roasty fruity and bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
From 341 ml bottle in tulip. This beer pours a black liquid with a huge frothy brown head. The nose is full of roasted malts and grassy hops. Some citrus and grapefruit hop notes and caramel aromas come through as well. The taste is first a light malty sweetness and grassy aromas. The huge resinous bitterness and the coffee notes then take over and stay for a long time. Excellent beer with lots of strong stout and IPA character!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (603) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
I really enjoyed the Dunham Black IPA, so I picked up a sixer of the Imperial Black IPA on faith. Best. Purchase. Ever. Date on the package is Oct. 23, so this stuff is fresh as hell (and it shows). Overall it’s basically a turbocharged version of the Black IPA: more malt profile, more hops, more booze. Nose is dark chocolate/cocoa, caramel, molasses with this amazing, fragrant grapefruit/pine/floral hop punch. Taste is a beautiful, heavy, chocolaty imperial stout hopped to the gills, with a big citrus/pine/floral hop finish. It’s definitely bitter, but it’s so wonderfully balanced with the malt that the bitterness isn’t overwhelming at all, nor is the malt. (The 8.6% alcohol is beyond unnoticed.) The review below that describes this as 90% dark chocolate with grapefruit is bang on. I think this just became my favourite beer on earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (5373) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
Who the hell uses twist-off tops for 8.6% an IBIPA? Anyway... Black as the night, lovely build brew. Great hop aroma, both pine and earthy as well as more citrus flavours. Certianly malty though, with roast and some chocolate. The real highlight of this brew is the taste though, a real explosion and just up my alley! Roast, strong bitterness, heating up in the alcoholic ending. Punchy, even for the abv. Great mouth feel, not cloying at all, partly due to the active bubbly carbonation. Very yummy indeed. I am in love with this style, and this is one of the best I’ve had. (Freshly traded with _Papou_, many thanks!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2016
Beer black with beige foam abundant and good retention. Malt aroma, roasted, resin, coffee and licorice. Entry into oily mouth with notes of dark malt, hops coffee and herbaceous. dry aftertaste. good body. Very rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (587) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14353) - 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.

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