overall
98
97
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Black IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial Black IPA that is big and black, loaded with a wonderful array of aroma’s that consist of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, pine and more. Much the same in the taste while finishing very dry and deliciously bitter. Not a beer to be trifled with.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1755) - - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Cola black pour, 3 fingers of offwhite head. gobs of lacing. Resin-y hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, black liquorice, slightly leafy Citrus hops up front, grapefruit, citrus peels, slight black coffee, pine resin, roasted malt medium body. Very slight alcohol burn. *note* Body seems a bit bigger in recent tastings, with resin far more prominent than citrus.


4.4
GlennHendry (506) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2017
I get citrus, pine and sweet chocolate in the aroma. That and lots of roasted malts make this a big-tasting beer that is really smooth. And delicious.

3.5
omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Keg at Brother’s Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Black with beige head. Chocolate and licorice up front. Mid sweet with medium-full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Salmiak and chocolate, fudge and citrusy tar. Big and bold.

4.1
rejtable (2839) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Tap at cat. Pours black with lots of frothy tsn head and some lacing. Nose is fruity and roasted grain. Flavours of espresso, dark chcilate, roasted grain, grapefruit. Big bitter med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation.

4.3
jksipa (1018) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
Can from the brewery. Opaque dark brown pour with a good sized fluffy dark tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves tight lace all the way down. Nose is equal (large) parts pine resin, chocolate, coffee and smaller but healthy doses of roasted nuts and toast. Also has some floral notes and hints of vanilla with a mild citrus undertone. Taste is great bitterness with only a slight molasses sweetness. Mouth is full and oily with average carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously well integrated and appears a s a slight heat in the finish. 9/5-/8/4/17

3
EssPea (6) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
black, tan foam, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Tap at barhop. Pours dark brown with a red edge. Nice, sweet juicy hop aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Grapefruit, orange zest, sherbet, pine, some juicy trop fruit stuff, a little charry toast too, maybe not enough. Tasty though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
On tap at Arrow and Loon. Pours very little head and has a very dark amber appearance. Sticky lacing all around. Aromas are quite yeasty and some citrus and floral hop notes. Flavours are pretty hoppy, floral and herbal type hops, mild spices and resiny hop notes. Some malty hints and coffee hints as well. Slick and fairly smooth mouthfeel. Mild warming sensation.

4
Whatup14 (2164) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Canette 473ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur brune très foncée presque opaque, mousse moka crémeuse et persistante laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, agrumes, malt torréfié, écorce de pomélo, pin. Goût de houblon résineux, malt torréfié, chocolat noir, touche de sucre, bonne amertume, café en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

4
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
On tap at the Arrow and Loon.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, hops

Flavours: Grapefruit, hops, moca and some dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thicker and creamy with lots of carbonation.

Overall: Nice well executed black IPA. The 10% abv is well hidden amid lots of smoothness with citrus, moca and chocolate flavours.

3.8
ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Union 613. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, caramel, strawberry, melon and grapefruit with herbal and resinous notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.


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