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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Black IPA
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 117   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our imperial version of our Black IPA. Heavily hopped to 117 IBU’s with Centennial, Colombus, Nugget and Cascade hops. Notre version impériale de notre Black IPA. Lourdement houblonnée avec du Centennial, Colombus, Nugget et Cascade.

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4.2
mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a medium foamy light brown / tan head. Aroma is extremely roasty and harshly hoppy, with deep dark roasted malts, intense dry hops, and some burnt espresso notes. Flavour is extremely intense, with extremely darkly roasted malt, palate-scorching hops, and dry cocoa. Intensely hoppy and bitter, with a very dry palate. Robust flavour profile all around - nothing subtle here. The regular Dunham Black IPA is intense already (and excellent), and this Imperial version just amplifies it. It seems a first that this is on the border of being too harsh, but becomes more easily drinkable the more you have. This is most definitely excellent, but probably only for serious, extreme hopheads like myself.

4.2
milara (93) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Un arôme qu’on veut sentir avant chaque gorgé. Ma meilleur description de l’arôme est: crème glacé au pépite de chocolat trempé dans l’espresso. L’attaque est en douceur, comme une excellente stout, mais sans le côté "rentre dedans". La finale est longue et ramène le côté torrifié des arômes. Une bière facile à boire, malgré un style qui devrait faire peur aux néophytes, je leurs recommenderais.

4.2
cards04 (2797) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
This is amazing. How can something high in abv and heavily hopped be so smooth? Aromas and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and a smooth hoppy finish. Excellence in a glass.

4.2
Stoned99 (1552) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: good balance between citrus/grapefruit aroma, coffee, chocolate and roast. App: pitch black with medium frothy beige head. Taste and palate: creamy full body, citrus/fruity taste then coffee and chocolate with heavy bitterness finish. Medium carbonation. Overall: wow! A refreshing black IPA. Definitely something that needs to be drank fresh to enjoy the balance between the fruits from the IPA and the roast from the stout.

4.2
sammyboyy (70) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
117 IBUs mais c’est très bien dosé. Ma black IPA préféré au Québec certainement, suivi par la black IPA régulière de dunham. Très houblonné pour une black IPA, on goûte bien le côté torréfié comme dans la régulière, mais encore plus les houblons qui donne un côté très floral à l’expérience. On sent bien l’alcool. Délicieux.

4.2
Franckg (1656) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Arômes trés puissant de malt rôti, bois cendré, café moka mais aussi de houblons rappelant les agrumes comme la mandarine et pamplemousse. En bouche, le goût fruité prend le dessus rapidement. C’est frais et très doux considérant le taux d’alcool. Les saveurs de torréfactions suivent rapidement et le tout s’harmonise parfaitement. L’amertume s’étire longuement en laissant sur les papilles des efluves de grains de café de noisettes et de pamplemousse. Sans la mention "impériale" sur la bouteille, on pourrait s’y méprendre tellement le liquide est souple, frais et l’alcool presque inexistante au goût et au nez.

4.2
Flyguytruckguy (56) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Huge rocky light brown, long lasting head with excellent lacing over a pitch black body.Heavy malty aroma of toasted grains, molasses, dark chocolate and black coffee with some grapefruit hops hiding in the mix. Excellent flavour of citrus followed by a bitter black chocolate, coffee, long lasting finish.Medium creamy body with lively carbonation and alcohol (8.6ABV) well hidden. Very nice indeed!

4.2
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at MLF. Very nice smell, classic black ipa, cocoa, roasty, pine, little bit of peppery spiciness. Taste is very nice too. More subtle than the aroma. Light chocolate and roast to start then the finish is hoppy, pine and citrus but with the chocolate still bubbling under. Hides the strength well.

4.2
Adamsville (337) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Autant j’ai été particulièrement déçu par sa petite sœur, autant cette offrande m’a réellement impressionné. Malt grillé, chocolat noir, pamplemousse, amertume contrôlée (malgré les 118 IBU), alcool pour procurer une chaleur en gorge, vraiment une excellente bière de dégustation à mon goût.

4.1
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Dark chocolate-covered almonds move into caramel and conifers in this beautifully expressive Imperial Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces all around the blackness and its dark brown edges.
-The potent resinous hop bitterness is longlasting. It could have been softer to increase drinkability.
-I love the aromas and flavors that come from this grain bill.
-Almond skin angles are delightful.
-This can be as good as their Lapatt Robust Porter. World-class, in its category.

Bottle and on tap at Brouhaha, Vices et Versa and Hivernale des Brasseurs.


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