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Brewed by Benelux Brasserie Artisanale
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Festival Bires et Saveurs 2009. This brewery rotates 50 recipes so I was happy to get the basics. A very decent stout, medium mouthfeel, a tad sour, with chocolate up front. Black without significant head. Roasty, and chocolate, aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
Appearance: Medium brown body with a slight white head. Aroma: Malt, salt, vanilla and pepper, mild coffee. Flavour: Cabbage, malt, some good amount of pine and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
En ft. Verre de 20 oz dgust la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur de citron et de caf. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun moyen col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf avec une pointe dagrumes et de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #2062)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops flourish through the spicy sweetness of molasses, as fresh coffee notes flawlessly lead to resinous bitterness for a complex and completely harmonious Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam slowly sinks into the brown-tinged blackness.
-The body is healthy and more redolent of IPAs than Stouts (not creamy, but slender).
-The dextrins work in unison with the hops and yeast, and licorice, vanilla and sarsaparilla impressions appear once in a while. The sign of a truly well crafted recipe.
-This is very drinkable throughout, just like any other well-made and well-hopped American IPA.

On tap at the brewpub.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
bu sur place en ft, couleur noire opaque, nez frais et agrable, bouche bien torrfi, bonne amertume, j’ai bien aim

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
Bu sur place en fut (20oz), 13/10/08. Brune trs fonce, un peu de collet. Arome de malte bien torrifi, cacao houblonn. Got chocolat drolement houblonn, des notes de caf mocha doux et agrable et une amerturme lgrment plaisant. C’tait assez intressant!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
Verre de 12 oz, d’un ft, la brasserie. Armes de houblon rsineux et de torrfaction. Robe noire, lgrement translucide, belle petite mousse mocha. Belle prsence en bouche avec une texture crmeuse. Les notes de torrfaction et de chocolat appuient le houblon rsineux qui devient trs prsent en fin de bouche. Arrire-got amer de houblon. Trs intressant et goteux.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
In short: A intensely hopped (American resinous hops) creamy stout. Could pass as a Black IPA. Very tasty and very very good.
How: Tap at brewpub. Freshly put on tap, first batch ever.
The look: Black body with a very small tan head
In long: Intriguing nose, roasted, fruity, rubbery, and a lot more. Taste is well tasty. Full body, lots of small bubbles, creamy and smooth mouthfeel even if a little sticky. Medium roasted level with distant black chocolate. So far it would be just an ok Stout. But man the hopping is just crazy in this one. Intensely hopped, very resinous with citrus fruits and pine-needles flavour. Distant reminder of Stone 11th anniversary. Wow in a in a matter of a few weeks Quebec got its two first Black IPAs ever, first the very good DDC Pnombre now this one (even better) calling itself a Stout although it could really pass as a Black IPA. This Black IPA trend is the best new trend to hit north-America in a very very long time. Id say the best new trend since the mini-skirts.


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