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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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common

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 (8915) - , 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (715) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2015) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (148) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3093) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
On tap at Ho.st. Slightly lighter than the Lou Lou porter it is still a dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a think foamy ran head. The aroma is roasty coffee/chocolate and hoppiness. Med-full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. The taste is sweet syrupy chocolate, darkly bitter very roasty but not all that hoppy. More solid stout than Black IPA. Very roasty very cocoa flavor. A good beer but a miss as a black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6264) - 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 (6673) - 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 (3113) - 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.


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