Brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Style: Black IPA
Oakville, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A new twist on Pale Ale: This unusual ale combines the hoppiness on an India Pale Ale with the richness of a dark, malty beer. Five different hops and premium dark malts went into the recipe.

StompBrockmore's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 14, 2011
650ml bottle Pours dark with a big tan head. In the light, it looks dark brown with brownish red highlights in the light. Aroma is earthy, kind of sweet hops. In the mouth itís quite malty with a astringent hop bitterness in the end. Not exactly impressive there...reminds me of all the half attempts at creating a real IPA that were happening in Ontario several years ago before we had lots of great ones. Now that thatís the case, this one is obsolete. Itís fairly thin and watery too...low carbonation. Not much going on for me. I donít know...whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
A clear brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, floral hops, surranated. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with resinous floral hops, surprisingly nice considering itís 2years old. Bottle at OttBottleShare July 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
650 ml bottle from LCBO. A dark brown beer with light tan head. Aroma of hops, citrus. Taste of carmael, hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Very dark brown, rapidly vanishing head. Aroma is more melon than citrus for me, and is starting to turn phenolic, with plastic undertones that show up even more on the palate. Too underhopped and thin to be classed as an IPA. Weíve shared three Trafalger bombers today, and this was by far the worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120529]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3108) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle - 660ml. Opaque black body with average carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with roasted cereals and woody hints. Decent hoppy taste carries grainy and coffeeish notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Average BIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle - Thanks - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Ryebread, chocolate, light wierd medicine, fruity, roasted and light burned malts, ok bitterness, cacao.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, bread, malt, and citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, hops, and bread, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, bitter and dry finish. Ends smooth fruity and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10458) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. DEense light brown head. Aroma of herbs, light flowers, light caramel, some spice. Flavour of roast, sweetness, caramel, herbs, flwoers. Medium bodied. Ends on a light roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle, 66 cl. Reddish brown with a small but stable cappucino colored head. Quite malty aroma for the style, lots of caramel, butterscotch even, toasted rather roasted, some flowery hops. Taste is light watery, dark malty, medium bitter light citrusy hop finish. Not a real black IPA.

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