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Malevolent Black Imperial India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We donít actually wish you harm but our Malvolent Imperial Black IPA will assault your taste buds with reckless abandon. Evil might be represented in its black colour. Alchol is definitely there. But simcoe columbus and centennial hops have been used in a distrubing amount to give the flavour and aroma in this behemoth Imperial Black IPA. You have been warned


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (531) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Can from the brewery. Almost black pour with slight burgundy highlights underneath a big frothy khaki head that clings to the glass and lasts forever. Nose is lots of roast and molasses accompanied by an equal measure of pine and citrus hops. Taste is medium light toffee, coffee and cocoa supporting a big hop bitterness with pine, citrus and grass. Medium creamy mouth with soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Big bold flavours integrate the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (239) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Very dark pour almost stout like. Huge aromas of pine hops and some background citrus. The taste starts with the soft citrus hops up front with ripe orange peel and goes into the pungent and pine flavor. Not picking up much dark malt flavor but this is a great flavored IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Tasting at Mattís, can
Dark brown color, medium sized head. Aroma of pungent hops, a bit cheesy too; atypical but interesting. Nice dark malts, dry but chocolatey, with a gourmet coffee side; massive amount of hops that provide a lot of pungent resins, some bitter orange peel. A bit dusty.
Aggressive, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small brown head. Nose brings out lots of roasted malt upfront, with some chalky notes and only a slight bit of hops. Flavour brings out earthy caramel malt, and piney hops, only a touch of roast. Very well-balanced and not harsh in any way. Finishes with a touch of caramel. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (870) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Can. Pours a dark black/ brown cola colour tannish head, a shit ton of lacing. Nose is sweet citrus hops, a little roast malt. Taste is very balanced between malt and bitterness. This may be the beast black IPA Iíve ever had save one, from upstate New York.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Opaque black body with a thin beige creamy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, fruity, and woody hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries strong woody and plummy notes. Ends with a long bitter/woody finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
can at Thirsty & Miserable, Toronto. thick, fuller bodied black pour. heavy dark roasted maltiness, burnt coffee, piney hops. roastiness dominates but hops fight bravely. Big beer at 9.5%. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Canned sample at ribeye jacks. Thick black colour. Malty boozy. Liked the hops. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2168) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop. Looks like a stout in colour and head. Smells like an it should; a blend of roasty, mocha-y malt and resiny hops. This is joined by a hint of booze in the flavour. No single flavour dominates. Breweries are refining this style, and this one is a good example of the development of the style. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Nickel Brook has been busy coming out with some very good and interesting beers. This is a great black IPA. Roasted with full body. Would be ranked higher except Black IPAís arenít my favourite taste wise, but I still enjoyed it!


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