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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, - APR 7, 2013
Bottle, aroma is nice and hoppy. I got some grassy and pineyness. The flavour was nice and hoppy, a good roastiness and a bit of coffee. Lots a flavour, it does pack a punch. Nice offering


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16144) - 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 (8691) - 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 (841) - 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 (3290) - 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 (6737) - 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 (1182) - 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 (2090) - 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (3239) - 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.


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