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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3244) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml. Bière noire avec une mousse collante brune. Le nez est bien houblonné, 117 IBU ça parait. Il y a du chocolat et du rôti. La bouche est surprenante, très digeste, agréable et facile. Bonne amertume, bien équilibré par le malt. Les houblons sont résineux. Un succès.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8849) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (681) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 D’un noir profond avec de léger reflet brun avec un col moyen beige! Nez complexe de café,chocolat,grains grillés et quelques fruits. En bouche café, malt grillés, petite touche de chocolat,quelques fruits sur une grande amertume. Une excellente black IPA qui aurait pu etre légèrement plus alcoolisé pour le style, mais encore une fois Dunham a la cote!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Draught at Vices & Versa in Montreal.
Pours pitch black with a small off-white head. Smells of chocolate and roast. Flavour is pretty much the same along with a fair dose of alcohol warmth. Very bitter finish. Overall it’s quite enjoyable. 2014-05-31

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3056) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Sample, 4 ounces, draught, at the Hivernale des brasseurs, savoured on February 25 2012; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy beige head, good lacing; nose: resinous hops, roasted malt, burnt malt; mouth: resinous hops, roasted malt, burnt malt, alcohol, dry finale in burnt malt with presence of roasted malt, full body, mild astringency, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, bue à l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 25 février 2012; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse beige crémeuse, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt rôti, malt brûlé; bouche : houblon résineux, malt rôti, malt brûlé, alcool, finale sèche en malt brûlé avec présence de malt rôti, corsée, astringence moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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”.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (697) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Bouteille 341 ml. Robe noire, léger collet brun-beige. Nez fortement houblonné, accompagné de malt rôti, de café et de chocolat. Goût semblable. Très forte amertume.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4321) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2278) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Black body off white head and some lacing. Cereal lactose and grassy aroma some anise. Taste is very roasty bitter cocoa dark chocolate. Nice black IPA


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