Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Black IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 12, 2013
Fresh guest tap at Indie alehouse. Black as night, a little retained head, with lace left behind. The aroma is the Cascade hops. The taste gives more finish to the roasted malt. A big beer, with hops hops hops. Palate erasing on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2169) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Tap at cat. Pours black with lots of frothy tsn head and some lacing. Nose is fruity and roasted grain. Flavours of espresso, dark chcilate, roasted grain, grapefruit. Big bitter med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (704) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
Can from the brewery. Opaque dark brown pour with a good sized fluffy dark tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves tight lace all the way down. Nose is equal (large) parts pine resin, chocolate, coffee and smaller but healthy doses of roasted nuts and toast. Also has some floral notes and hints of vanilla with a mild citrus undertone. Taste is great bitterness with only a slight molasses sweetness. Mouth is full and oily with average carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously well integrated and appears a s a slight heat in the finish. 9/5-/8/4/17

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EssPea (6) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
black, tan foam, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Tap at barhop. Pours dark brown with a red edge. Nice, sweet juicy hop aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Grapefruit, orange zest, sherbet, pine, some juicy trop fruit stuff, a little charry toast too, maybe not enough. Tasty though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (465) - - OCT 19, 2015
On tap at Arrow and Loon. Pours very little head and has a very dark amber appearance. Sticky lacing all around. Aromas are quite yeasty and some citrus and floral hop notes. Flavours are pretty hoppy, floral and herbal type hops, mild spices and resiny hop notes. Some malty hints and coffee hints as well. Slick and fairly smooth mouthfeel. Mild warming sensation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1408) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Canette 473ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur brune très foncée presque opaque, mousse moka crémeuse et persistante laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, agrumes, malt torréfié, écorce de pomélo, pin. Goût de houblon résineux, malt torréfié, chocolat noir, touche de sucre, bonne amertume, café en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (254) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
On tap at the Arrow and Loon.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, hops

Flavours: Grapefruit, hops, moca and some dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thicker and creamy with lots of carbonation.

Overall: Nice well executed black IPA. The 10% abv is well hidden amid lots of smoothness with citrus, moca and chocolate flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1142) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Union 613. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, caramel, strawberry, melon and grapefruit with herbal and resinous notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1286) - CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Pours clear brown with two fat fingers of pillowy light tan head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is light citrus, pine resin, grassy, moderate dark malt and mild coffee. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, immediate strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter and warming finish. (4/5) Whattya mean, “Imperial Black IPA” isn’t a BJCP style? (Nor, I guess, is Black IPA, at least not formally, yet.) Bit of a beast - huge bitterness and big (but not overwhelming) booziness battle it out on the tongue, along with a little onion aftertaste. Interesting, if not perfectly balanced - a bit of an odd duck. (15/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Always late to the party, has everyone had this but me? Can from the brewery. Pours a inky black with only a sheeting of off-white head. Nose heavy with, what is that?, summit hops? Heavy resin, onions nose. Taste is similarly heavy with the hops. Big resins, bitterness with heavy toasted malts, some sweetness. Whatever that hops is, it isn’t my favourite. (It’s a favourite of Bellwoods) I suspect when I look at my list of followees they’re rate it better than me. But to each his own.

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