Glouglouburp (5568) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A typical roasty bitter Black IPA. Pretty good.
How: Cask at Benelux, Montreal.
The look: Black body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is roasted, usual burnt toasts and light notes of coffee, a mild hops presence, this is not an aromatic hop bomb. Taste has a lot of burnt cereals, some dark caramel, mild chocolaty notes and some coffee. Feels more hoppy in mouth than from the aroma. A mostly coniferous bitterness of medium intensity along with bitter grapefruits notes. The soft cask carbonation was appropriate for a body that felt a bit on the light side. Basically, this was a typical example of the style that delivers nothing more and nothing less than what lovers of bitter roasted Black IPA want. Good beer. A good beer but Iíve had many similar beers before, Iíve been around the block a few times, figuratively speaking and also literally speaking because I canít remember where Iíve locked my bike when Iím drunk.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice mix fragrant floral hops, , resinous with smooth chocolate. In mouth, a nice smooth floral hops with roasted malts, lightly roasted, resinous hops, very nice. Cask at La Cuvťe, March 3 2013.