Hopfenstark 7 Sisters / La Pléiade: Alcyone
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Black IPA
L’Assomption, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Black IPA with Saison yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14592) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 on tap on the premises. unclear medium dark brown, red tint, with a very creamy dark beige, creamy lacing. roasted burnt caramel maltiness, peppery chocolate, hint of smoke, umamied mushroom sauce, bbq sauce, piney and spicy hops, spicy coffee, ashes. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; warming woodsy-spicy finish. no sayzoin character, really - just a basic spiciness overlooked by plain pine notes. o-k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 On tap at source. Black colour with lace sheet. Black malt dominance, a good shwartz with yeast aftertaste.masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1228) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
À l’îsle de Garde en compagnie de Ju-Lo. Un bière presque noire sur laquelle flotte une mousse crémeuse et d’un blanc cassé. Jolies dentelles sur le verre. Une importante torréfaction sèche au nez ainsi qu’un houblon vert qui laisse présager d’une certaine amertume à venir. Je respire également une pointe d’acidité. Le liquide est bien mince et offre un spectre de saveur étroit. Ormis la torréfaction, je remarque une base de Saison qui ne dément pas. On ignore si l’amertume qu’on y déceler provient des grains grillés ou du houblonnage car celui-ci est discret. La pointe d’acidité se manifeste en mi palais. Je ne sait pas trop ce que je bois en fait et je finis par me lasser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - MAR 8, 2015
Draught at brewpub. Another interesting creation, rich roasted malt, cocoa beans, mild pine hops, earthy finish. Not so hop-forward for an ipa, maybe a tad too boozy too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4154) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
En fût sur place. Une robe noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez passablement rôti avec du chocolat, du café et des houblons. Une bouche agréable, rôti aussi, une touche d’alcool et une amertume marquée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (776) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at Station Ho.st. Pitch black with lot of lacing. Aroma: mostly malt and vanilla. Taste: malt, vanilla, hops. Thin mouthfeel. Dry and hoppy finish. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap at Station Ho.st Pours very black with high beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, chocolate. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice roasted malt features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (357) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2014
Birra ottimamente bilanciata. Senza difetti. Bella schiuma color caramello. Aromi intensi di cioccolato e caffé adeguatamente accompagnati da una luppolatura importante ma mai invadente. Carbonazione perfetta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5053) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap @ Station Ho.sT. Dark brown with a small mostly lasting beige head and little lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with notes of chocolate, resinous hops, light liquorice presence, hints of fruits and roasted malt. Taste is slightly sweet with light fruitiness, a good malt backbone, chocolate, roasted malt and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Roasty finish. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Balance is decent/good. The result of this beer is better than the sum of his parts. Tasty. A tad too stout-ish though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4910) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Noire et col crémeux avec une dentelle éparpillée. Des arômes de réglisse brûlée, de chocolat, de mélasse et de café avec des houblons boisés. Des saveurs bien noires et davantage du côté des malts rôtis et torréfiés. Bouche calibrée. Finale amère de grains rôtis avec une pointe d’alcool et un houblon terreux. Cette Black IPA m’apparaît plutôt comme un stout robuste. Ceci dit, plaisant.

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