Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Black IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black IPA. Again, an american invention. This style was born at the "Vermont pub and brewery" around 1997. It could be said that this beer tries to be an hybrid between a regular IPA and a porter. The Pénombre presents a light body and well expressed tofferaction tastes. The whole is however dominated by an evident bitterness, which stays always in balance with the other tates found in the beer. In the after taste, the bitterness and hops flavours are growing slowly dut surely, sip after sip.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark black with a frothy off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma presents floral hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. Taste is quite resinous with the floral hop bitterness coming through. Backed by roasted coffee and toast. Hint of smoke as well. Very approachable stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Purchased at LCBO in a 4-pack of 341ml bottles for about $12. Beer is very dark in colour, taste is a stronger roasted malt. Brewery is very good, this beer is not bad, but not my favourite style of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ketail (88) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Bu en septembre, belle couleur noir opaque, peu de mousse. Odeur légère de torréfaction. Goût de réglisse et léger goût de chocolat noir et caramel. À reboire sans problème. Une bonne black IPA! Ketail

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (442) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
It pours dark brown with ruby highlights (almost opaque); the head is beige and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: toffee, biscuits, molasses, raisins, grapefruit-zest, and red-fruit marmalade. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium-heavy bitter; there are notes of: grapefruit-pith, pine-resin, roasted malts, and bitter-cocoa. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall, a very pleasant blend of roasted malts and bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (6132) - GERMANY - SEP 22, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky deep amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of milk chocolate, grainy roasted malts and herbal hops, slightly chalky, with some cherry stones and treebark. flavour is again roasted malts, dark chocolate and chalky malts, with a bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChopperPY (56) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Jolis et subtiles mélanges de saveurs entre houblons caramel et réglisse. Belle évolution du palais et l amertume est bien maîtrisée

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
341mL Bottle 6% at Beer Revolution. Pours a sinful black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and piney, floral hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, resinous sticky piney hop notes tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness of the toasted malt. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
One of my favorite breweries, but i didn’t enjoy this one too much. Hard to distinguish the bitter roasted maltiness and the hoppiness. More like a roasty porter. It’s ok, but not one of the better DDC brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - SEP 14, 2013
Toffee nose. Roasted malt flavor, toffee, bitter espresso finish. Very pleasant black IPA, smooth and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Quite a good version of the style but very robust. Heavy roast and ashy undertones to go with the citrus and pine driven hops. I like it. Burnt and heavy compared to most black IPA’s but enjoyable. Good stuff

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