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


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
We don’t 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (961) - 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 I’ve ever had save one, from upstate New York.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1245) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, 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.

   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 IPA’s aren’t my favourite taste wise, but I still enjoyed it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5235-20130419] 650mL bottle. Cardboardy wood malt hops aroma has a mild coffee note in the background. Black body with a huge long-lasting tan head. Char-roasted coffee wood and bitter roasted hops flavour. Full body is bitter and bold. Delicious and surprisingly well-balanced. (7/4/9/4/16) 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3726) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
750 mL bottle from the brewery shared with my bro. Deep brown-black with a decent tan head. Strong dank, pungent, resinous hops, some nice dark malt aromas, grapefruit peel, sticky and sweet, very roasted, nice. Medium-plus body, moderate effervescence. Strong rue bread crust, big inky, resinous hops, nice molasses maltiness, dank and resinous, really good; sweet with big bitterness and a long molasses and pine finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle, thanks Colin . Black , huge frothy tan head . Wonderful big fruity hop aroma . Taste is a huge fruity hop kick over a surprisingly light foamy body . Alcohol warms your ears but not really present . At this alcohol and ibu, it is I impressive to make this not just am alcoholic hop juice sort of thing . Great job guys .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (487) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
On tap at Union 613 Ottawa. Pours a near opaque dark brown with a thick creamy mocha head. Aroma is assertive pine resin and tropical citrus. Taste is dominated by an assertive pine resin but there's also some roasty malts and a bit of smoke and earth. Medium body and carbonation with a long astringent finish. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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