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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (802) - - JAN 14, 2013
Cola black pour, 3 fingers of offwhite head. gobs of lacing. Resin-y hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, black liquorice, slightly leafy Citrus hops up front, grapefruit, citrus peels,slight black coffee, pine resin, roasted malt medium body. Very slight alcohol burn. I’ll enjoy this with some January BBQ


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (205) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Hoppy aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Opaque, near-black colour. Citrus front with espresso finish; mild bitterness sustained. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Trade from Sammy- An assertive nose of resin, roasted malts and suggestions of bitter coffee. A handsome espresso hued foamy head sits atop an almost black pour providing abuntant lacing. The palate is overall bitter - malt driven up front giving way to a hoppy finish and aftertaste. Burnt malts, black coffee, while resin flavors round out the taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, how can you not like a a beer with humorous art work and labeling?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (609) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
473ml can. Pours nearly black with a one finger, tan head that sticks around forever and laces well. Aroma has well blended notes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, citrus, pine, and resin. Yum. Taste is a strong bitter with notes of caramel, pine, resin, milk and bitter chocolate, and a drawn out bitter aftertaste. Very mild alcohol taste. Well hidden. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy texture in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall lots of flavour. Caramel, pine, resin, milk and bitter chocolate. Would get again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (255) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft. Black pour, thick creamy tan head great lacing. Aroma is coffee, espresso, roasted malt, hoppy as well. Body is nicely balanced, strong hop flavors. Full round body, alcohol is pleasantly present, not overwhelming.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap, Brothers bistro, Ottawa, Canada. Jet black, off white head. Hop and coffee aroma. Black cherry flavor, bright juniper finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Opaque black body with a thin beige creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, vanilla, and chocolate hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries chocolate, roasty, and vineous notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
A dark brown DIPA with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, a beautiful fragrant mix of floral hops and citrus pulp, light meaty notes, light mint. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, balanced and pleasing. On tap at Brother’s Beer Bistro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (112) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Tall boy from brewery. Pours black as coal with head the colour of espresso foam that leaves a mess of lacing. Smell is all grapefruit and sweet mango. Creamy mouthfeel but well carbonated. Sweet, slightly toasted malt balanced with citrus, and a bitter finish with some booze warming. Some cocoa/coffee aftertaste notes arise after the bitterness fades. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Can from the brewery.
Pours a deep brown with a huge fluffy eggshell head. Smells nutty and roasty with a big hop character. Tastes very bitter along with some roastiness. Alcohol is quite warming. Enjoyable.
2014-04-19

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Saturday night tall boy pour is blacker than Tim Hudak’s heart with a plump burnt sugar cap. Aroma is rich & hoppy. Man, this brew goes down smooth. Quite surprising seeing that it clocks in at 10%. A fantastic take on the style. Grabbed these cans from the brewery after a disastrous drive from Leslieville. Luckily this brew is worth it.


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