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


on tap


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (888) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4149) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a dark brown body, gorgeous big and fluffy mocha head, excellent retention and good lacing. Aroma of a sweet IPA, caramel, toffee, citrus, pine, bread, roasted malt and a tad woody. Intense taste, tons of roasted malts, caramel and toffee, wormwood, oak wood. The body is medium to heavy, oily and thick, soft carbonation and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours coffee black with a thin tan head that dissipates to a ring. No lacing. Nose is roasted malts mouth taste is similar with the addition of some light espresso, and maybe a background hint of dark fruit. Finish is very bitter. Creamy in the mouth. More like an impy stout with less body or a stron porter than a typical black ipa. Creamy in the mouth. Nice beer though, regardless of what it actually is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, light dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, fruit mincemeat. Sweet a creamy up front, finishes bitter with a slightly herbaceous bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Nice balance, not overpowering. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
Big arma of dark charred malts, soy, alcohol, and a touch of pine. Smells alot like an imperial stout to be honest. Its got a porter mouth feel, and soft carb. The finish is more roast, its big and bold. Bitter cocoa, subtle pine. Hmmmm black ipa? Not sure. Its a super tasty beer, but ......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pretty good for a style that usually acts like some kind of an orphaned child. Smells like strong dark malts with hops, almost like a kind of imperial stout. There’s alcohol in the smell as well as a faint touch of anise. Pours black with long retaining head and great lacing. Taste is bittersweet but the caramelized malt takes over from the hoppy IPA character to push it more along the lines of a stout. Good drink. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
650 ml bottle from lcbo. Pours deep black, moderate tan head, which dissipates quickly. Mildly bitter dark malt, resin American hops. Pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
650mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a solid black with lots of tan head that dissipates quickly. Smell is a bit sweet with lots of roasty hops, a tiny bit of hoppy aroma as well, very nice. Palate is nice, a bit oily and some good carbonation that isn’t overly agressive. Taste is a bit bitter and a bit sweet, maybe a bit watery as well. A slight bitter aftertaste. Needs more punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark black, nice bitterness, chocolatey and coffee, overall this was enjoyable

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