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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Kelowna, Canada
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, - DEC 18, 2012
650ml bottle
8.8% ABV
Part of the 2012 Tree Brewing feature at the LCBO. I tried this beer on June 12, 2012 after purchasing from the King/Spadina LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer pours a coca-cola black colour with a half inch tan coloured head. The aroma is roasted malt, weak citrusy hops, and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is roasted coffee grains, decent citrusy hops, although no strong grapefruit presence. Still, an excellent beer


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Comme les autres Hop Head ceci est très bonne. Il est un rouge très foncé, presque noir, avec une mousse moyenne marron qui reste longtemps. L’arôme est du malt torréfié, du molasse, et un peu d’houblon terreux. En bouche c’est un peu onctueux (juste un peu) avec un goût du malt torréfié terreux avec une finale d’une amertume moyenne. La meilleure IPA noir que j’ai bu à date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Masterkush7 (511) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
caramel, toast, roasty, hay, grass, resin, earthy, black, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish Dark black pour with slow rising, persisting tan foam. Burst of hop aroma initially that hits hard. Green hop aromas of grass and spruce resin combine with the burnt toast sweetness of the malt. Taste is very bitter, but as one prgresses through the glass, a malty sweetness begins to take hold. Mouthfeel is thin with an average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO de Hawkesbury. Dégustée le 4 août 2013. Bière noire opaque. Mousse beaucoup, col beige crème foncé très épais et persistant. Peu effervescente, bulles fines à moyennes. Odeur de savon (levure), de crème et de café en finale. Très douce, assez sucrée, très amère en finale. Saveur de café/chocolat noir très présente, de dattes/figues. Alcool bien caché. Texture un peu huileuse. Assez moelleuse, sucre pas gênant, se boit bien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (623) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Visual: Too bad no info about the beer itself, but a nice printed ink on the bottle. Pours coffee black with a nice smallish creamy dissipating head, thin layer of retention, sticky lacing. Nose: strong thick malts and coffee/chocolate on the nose, very nice. (8)-aromatic strength. Attack: biting hops, creamy-fizzy mouthfeel, Mid-palate: (8)-caramel sweetness (MAIN) malt, chocolate, bitter roast coffee (HINT) pine, licorice Finish: coffee malt exhale, lingering (6)-bitter grapefruity hops. Summary: Good complexity. The body is almost there, just a wee thin but the good transitions and depth make up for it. Better than the Black Christmas CDA from Parallel 49. Just like a bittersweet coffee with a good kick to it. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
65cl Bottle, ABV 8.2%. Thanks H&T! Almost black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, liquorice, some laurel, sweet, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is dry, roasted malts, liqourice, coffee, chocolate, grapefruit hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice, but lacks a bit of body.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by dry roasted alt with some hoppy bitter and dry notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. I thought this was too bitter and almost astringent with the body too thin for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddishbrown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (389) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Very dark body and a tan, foamy head. Aroma is malty, cheesy, bacterial and musky with an organic breadiness. Flavor is sharp and strong sweet molasses and malts offset by a poignant bitter finish. Feels heavy in mouth with a lingering aftertaste. I’d reclassify this as an India Pale Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1114) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Black colour with a decent tan head. Has a real cat food and pungent hoppy aroma with caramel and a hint of chocolate. Big & bold beer with a real good length, caramlied sweetness and pungent hoppy flavour profile. big and tasty stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4443) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
pours very dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. roasted malt sweetness, cocoa, booze, vegetal but not piney or green, some sweetness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, sticky and almost cloying, harsh mineral and bitter coffee finish. lacking in character and drinkability. meh.


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