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Kichesippi Wuchak Black

Brewed by Kichesippi Beer Company
Style: Black IPA
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This beer arrives annually to Ottawa in mid January and is gone before spring arrives. The style is Cascadian Dark Ale, also known as a Black IPA or an American Black Ale. The pitch black colour introduces you to roasted malt avours, but with a major hop presence you would expect from an IPA. At 6.4% and 76 IBU’s, you can appreciate this beer being described as bitter, strong and black. What the heck is a Wuchak? Wuchak is a term used by First Nations People and over time, wuchak was slowly transformed into the term - woodchuck. When you drive around Ottawa, you will often notice these groundhogs (aka woodchucks) popping up out of their burrows along the Queensway and the Hunt Club parkway.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheKeywork (62) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Black IPA that does not have the same burnt taste as most black IPAs. Tasty but fades out quickly on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Where and how: can 473 ml (gift)
Aromanice, fine , refined with slight citrus, sweet fruits with mild feel of black forest cake.
Appearance :
Top: large, creamy, lasting tanned top.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium full bodied, milder carbonation, heftier finish.
Taste: creamy notes with gentle herbal grass, citrusy hints. Dark malt with coffee and black chocolate.
other notes good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Jet black, small beige head. Very nice coffe, roasty malt aroma, with some very nice pine resin hops. The mouthh feel is very soft, as well as the carb. A very nice balance between a porter and a resinous ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (524) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
I’m gonna guess that they’ve changed the recipe for this beer, because the older reviews below don’t jive with the beer I tasted. Pour is jet black with a fat finger of light brown cap. Great retention, nice lacing, this stuff is awful pretty. Nose is a nice chocolatey/toasted grain malt with tons of floral/citrus/pine hops. On the tongue it’s a sweet dark caramel malt, lots of chocolate, toasted grain, dark chocolate, some coffee, citrus, pine and flowers. Body is medium, texture is creamy, slightly oily, average(+) carbonation, and a really nice dry, bitter, resinous finish with lingering chocolate notes. If they keep producing the beer I tasted I expect the average score is gonna go up. Top notch stuff, IMHO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at BBB (Ottawa, ON). Pours a black body with brownish glints and a lasting off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and subtle roasty hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty and roasted coffee notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at The Cheshire Cat. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus and spicy hops. Taste is pine, coffee and roasted malts. Medium body, moderate carbonation, thin texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (6189) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
clear light brown pour, red tint, with a small off-white head, some retention and lacing. lightly roasted malts, coffee, cascade spicy and citrusy character, bit of lactose - on the sweet side of black ipas, some burnt caramel, pepper, grass. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, short grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. muted aroma. still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Light once palate for style but dont make for bad drinking necessarily. Like a kind of session black ipa. Pours dark black with great head and lacing. Light roast aroma with light hops. Well balanced and inoffensive but on the light side overall. Tap at Brothers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Tap at Manx. Pours black with frothy head. Nose is roasted. Aromas of espresso burnt toast pine. Nice bitter finish. Body slightly creamy lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (420) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
On tap @ Hintonburg Public House Ottawa. Pours a deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, and roasted malt. Taste is dry, roasty, with some smoke offset by a fairly assertive hop profile. Mouthfeel is biting with a long astringent finish.

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