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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (662) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
On tap at Barhop - Pours chocolate dark with good lacing from the head. Aroma upfront is strong with hops. Taste has some caramel but then the pine and citrus poke through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Can: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light roasted malt notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by roasted malt notes with quite bit of green citrusy hops with medium bitterness level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed but hops profile could be even more dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (286) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1551) - 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (787) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (465) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1958) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3217) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (245) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - 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.

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