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Hopfenstark 7 Sisters / La Pléiade: Alcyone
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Black IPA
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Black IPA with Saison yeast.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Draft at Torst. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, saison yeast, grapefruit and citrus. A little bit of earthy chocolate in the finish. Medium body.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
[Draught at Station Ho.st, Montreal] Pours a nice looking black with an average size lasting creamy tan head. Some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt first followed by some coffee, egg shells and light leafy hops. Medium bodied. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
[5406-20130530] Sample. Roasted woody grains aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Burnt toasted wood flavour. Medium body is a little boozy. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Fruity and malty black IPA. Good hops. Liking the saison black combo. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Dark black color, with a beige creamy head, nice earthy grainy toasted, roasted, black, chocolate malty nose, with a green vegetal roasted coffee bean, burnt toast, burnt cocoa note, and a earthy green floral leafy, grassy hoppy accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice earthy greeny flowery leafy, tobacco, grassy hoppy, grainy roasted, chocolate, black malty character, with a light roasted grind coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast, burnt bread crumbs, burnt nuts flavour, leading towards a yeasty, grainy earthy toasted, black, chocolate maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1140) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Elle est noire, possède une belle mousse et trace une fine dentelle. Ça sent le grain grillé, le caramel brûlé et quelque chose qui ressemble à du café surchauffé. Une agréable amertume en bouche qui se termine sur une note sèche. Une impression de poussière de grange, avec toutes ces traces de grains. Une acidité s’installe en arrière-goût. Un produit qui nous indispose un peu dans notre pas de danse. J’avais plutôt l’impression d’une saison noire que d’une IPA noire. (770-080813)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Another great effort from an always interesting brewery. Pours pitch black with lots of lacing. Big espresso notes and some bitter chocolate lurking in there as well. Medium/heavy sweet tastes and heavy bitterness. Creamy with lots of carbonation. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2930) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: dark brown, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of head, slight lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate, resinous hops; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate, resinous hops, acridness, acidity, dry finale in roasted barley with presence of pleasant acridness, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, d’une bouteille, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : brun foncé, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse, très légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, chocolat, houblon résineux; bouche : orge torréfiée, chocolat, houblon résineux, âcreté, acidité, finale sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence d’âcreté plaisante, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : pas mal bon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Nice little package. Pours black with great lacing and good head. Soft carbonation with nice nusky roast nalt aroma on head. More black than Ipa. Smooth finish with a bitter nut kick. Not hugely hop heavy and not sure exactly how to classify this but its good drinking. Tap at new brewpub on opening night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
2013-05-30. Black body with a modest tan head head. 4+ Aroma of leafy green hops, dusty malt, light tangy quality. Flavour is dryish light roast up front, moderate bitterness. Some fruity undertones try and claw their way out in the finish, lingering tangy quality. Dusty malt accents. 7+ Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Okay. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 A dark brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, a herbaceous malt with brett notes and wood extract. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with fruity notes, coconut, and brett. Very nice. On tap at Mondiale 2013, May 31 2013.


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