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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1759) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Did not expect this after the abomination of hophead red. A beautiful purely opaque black, huge roasted malts and a sweet chocolate note. Not too hopped up but quite bitter on the finish. Not well balanced but a solid session brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1153) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
650ml bottle. Very dark brown pour, big tan head. Dark roasted chocolate malts and citrus hop aromas. Dark bitter chocolate malt and bitter hops blend together in the taste very well. Body is full, but not heavy. Overall, this really worked and was very enjoyable. This had the best qualities of imperial stouts and IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
May 3, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. Bomber c/o gregclow. Pours deep black-ruby, smallish creamy frothy tan head. Aroma is a little vegetal up front, even with a swirl, but also roast coffee bean, some cream, plenty of herbal bitterness (7-). Taste - just okay; not vegetal, but a tad treacle-sweet, still some coffee, but the bitterness seems a bit burnt, forced and generic (7-) - some alcohol, somewhat dry. Thin, syrupy body, weak carbonation, starts sticky burnt malt and finishes generic burnt-bitter, plus a bit boozy. Ehhh -

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
650mL bottle from LCBO. Poured a black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Nice nose. Third and surprisingly good beer I try from this BC shop. Will look out for more!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (586) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a beige head. Smells pretty incredible. Cocoa up front, followed by molasses, dried fruit, alcohol, and resinous hops. The taste is more on on the molasses side of things, with dried fruit, faint cocoa, woody notes, and a little soapiness to the hops in the bitter finish. Huge flavours all over. It’s not easy to find black IPA’s in Ontario. I wish there were more available, because goddammit, I love ’em.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Aroma: solid with good depth. leafy , acidic tartness with fig , olive and wood. Mellow herbal feel with positive alcohol.8-
Look: clear dark brown with medium tanned , beige , somewhat creamy cap.4-
Taste etc.: medium full bodied. Very nice blend of dark notes with smooth silky notes wrapped in bitter veil. Alcohol well inbound. Mature brew. Slight roast at finsih. Yummy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
Bouteille de 650ml achetée à TO. par Patrick, Superbe bière noire avec une belle couche de mousse beige. Le nez est de café, de chocolat, de houblons. La bouche offre une belle amertume, du chocolat, une rondeur de l’alcool. Impressionnante.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OntBeerDrinker (449) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Big tall glass used. 3 Finger head and away from glass jet black,but some red parts by light. Smell reminds me of mill streets coffee porter a bit. Taste the head seems mocha,cappacino like and then I get this roasted dark beer taste and something that makes me relise its strong but its not a boosy taste. Then a moment later the hops start to fill the belly and you taste them a tad i guess but this taste more like a strong % roasted porter then anything IPA. Pleasently surprisded. Good stuff cheers! :) :P

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (555) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
(650mL bottle from the LCBO) Poured cool, the colour of medium roast coffee with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bit of wood, soya, faint grassy hops. An imperial stout nose. Flavour sweet roasted malts to start with a little hops citrus, rapidly overwhelmed by bitter mix of roasted malts and hops without too much pine showing through. Finishes dry, a little burnt. Mouthfeel medium, like a porter rather than the big boozy stout it otherwise is, watery rather than creamy. Not really a Black IPA in my books even given the nebulous nature of the style, but it’s not a bad higher ABV stout/porter type thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Une bouteille achetée à Toronto. Un liquide à la robe brune foncée. Une mousse très crémeuse et assez solide. Une large dentelle. Un nez de choses rôties et de notes chocolatées avec des effluves de Coffee Crisp® et l’apparition soudaine, dans les ressacs du liquide, de notes fruitées. Des houblons qui demeurent timides, à l’ombre de ces joutes bien maltées. Des papilles qui retiennent par contre beaucoup de notes amères qui proviennent à la fois des grains mais aussi des houblons aux vertes propriétés. Un bon gros retour malté avec du café, du chocolat et du caramel. Des saveurs qui rappellent certaines impériales. Un alcool très dangereux et même insidieux. Une bouche bien ronde avec un pétillement très profitable pour les saveurs et une texture vraiment crémeuse. Une finale chargée par une amertume de houblons qui rallie à sa cause un adoucissant profil chocolaté. Une autre ipa noire difficile à saisir. Ceci dit, une très agréable dégustation.


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