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

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RATINGS: 122   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (89) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
This is amazing. How can something high in abv and heavily hopped be so smooth? Aromas and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and a smooth hoppy finish. Excellence in a glass.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: good balance between citrus/grapefruit aroma, coffee, chocolate and roast. App: pitch black with medium frothy beige head. Taste and palate: creamy full body, citrus/fruity taste then coffee and chocolate with heavy bitterness finish. Medium carbonation. Overall: wow! A refreshing black IPA. Definitely something that needs to be drank fresh to enjoy the balance between the fruits from the IPA and the roast from the stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammyboyy (70) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
117 IBUs mais c’est très bien dosé. Ma black IPA préféré au Québec certainement, suivi par la black IPA régulière de dunham. Très houblonné pour une black IPA, on goûte bien le côté torréfié comme dans la régulière, mais encore plus les houblons qui donne un côté très floral à l’expérience. On sent bien l’alcool. Délicieux.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1106) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Arômes trés puissant de malt rôti, bois cendré, café moka mais aussi de houblons rappelant les agrumes comme la mandarine et pamplemousse. En bouche, le goût fruité prend le dessus rapidement. C’est frais et très doux considérant le taux d’alcool. Les saveurs de torréfactions suivent rapidement et le tout s’harmonise parfaitement. L’amertume s’étire longuement en laissant sur les papilles des efluves de grains de café de noisettes et de pamplemousse. Sans la mention "impériale" sur la bouteille, on pourrait s’y méprendre tellement le liquide est souple, frais et l’alcool presque inexistante au goût et au nez.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flyguytruckguy (56) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Huge rocky light brown, long lasting head with excellent lacing over a pitch black body.Heavy malty aroma of toasted grains, molasses, dark chocolate and black coffee with some grapefruit hops hiding in the mix. Excellent flavour of citrus followed by a bitter black chocolate, coffee, long lasting finish.Medium creamy body with lively carbonation and alcohol (8.6ABV) well hidden. Very nice indeed!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at MLF. Very nice smell, classic black ipa, cocoa, roasty, pine, little bit of peppery spiciness. Taste is very nice too. More subtle than the aroma. Light chocolate and roast to start then the finish is hoppy, pine and citrus but with the chocolate still bubbling under. Hides the strength well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (196) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Autant j’ai été particulièrement déçu par sa petite sœur, autant cette offrande m’a réellement impressionné. Malt grillé, chocolat noir, pamplemousse, amertume contrôlée (malgré les 118 IBU), alcool pour procurer une chaleur en gorge, vraiment une excellente bière de dégustation à mon goût.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9267) - 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 (2527) - 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.


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