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98
98
style
Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We dont actually wish you harm but our Malvolent Imperial Black IPA will assault your taste buds with reckless abandon. Evil might be represented in its black colour. Alchol is definitely there. But simcoe columbus and centennial hops have been used in a distrubing amount to give the flavour and aroma in this behemoth Imperial Black IPA. You have been warned

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Faathoven (85) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 30, 2016
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is coffee, roastiness, some zesty note, hoppy in the end. The flavour is amazing: starts sweet, with chocolate, then coffee, deep roasted malts and the hops come through with a nice kick of bitterness that lingers in the throat for a long time. Fantastic mouthfeel, very creamy and silky. Full bold body. No booze at all. The best black ipa Ive ever had so far, together with Black Malts & Body Salts by To l. Awesome staff!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6858) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Can from Hopt.nl, canned 08 April 2016 BB 8 months after canning, 50 cl sample. Very dark brown color, medium frothy almost creamy head. Aroma gives the best of what a black IPA should be: lovely balance between earthy and piney hops and soft roasty and dark bready malts, with an extra touch of sweet cookie and chocolate to give more complexity. Medium to high hoppy bitterness in taste, some chocolate and roasty malts, chocolatey and cookie sweetness, without getting cloying. Beer remains crisp. Wow. This is simply amazing. I wondered why black IPA scores pretty high in my list of styles, but this beer shows they can be stunning.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (848) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Nera con ampia schiuma marrone molto ampia e cremosa. Grande black ipa con un bel naso erbaceo e deciso, al palato torrefatto e amaro, con quella punta dolce data dal grado alcolico. Nonostante tutti resta beverina e fresca. Finale secco. Bellissima black ipa, come. Le vorrei sempre, perfetto equilibrio di dolcezza e amaro.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (13843) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle - Pure hop heaven, pine, grapefruit and earthy. Jet black thin brown head. Creamy mouthfeel, nice bitterness that ties on well with booze burn. All hops and some anise. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
On tap @ Imbibe this is a dark brown-black ale with a 3 finger puffy off white cap that has a viscous mouth feel. Aroma is very roasty with a healthy pine-citrus hop tone and, yes, there is a minty note created from the hop-yeast ester combo. The flavour has big roasty-toasty malts assault the palate, hops balance with a resinous piney flare complexity mid palate with some Spearmint, smoke, citrus peel, tobacco, roast walnut then it goes to a rich viscous roasty-piney finish. Every once in a while a local crafter produces a unique twist on a style that just lights up your palate Malevolent is that type of brew. I like the cascade style (so called black IPA) and this take on it had everything just click right. Great brew, I hope it becomes available all year round.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Black colour with a tan head. Roast and caramel aroma with a floral hoppy, pinecone and grapefruit note. big beer with a fruity hoppy bitterness and a citrus finish. has a slight boozy finish. I like this one alot!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle, thanks Colin . Black , huge frothy tan head . Wonderful big fruity hop aroma . Taste is a huge fruity hop kick over a surprisingly light foamy body . Alcohol warms your ears but not really present . At this alcohol and ibu, it is I impressive to make this not just am alcoholic hop juice sort of thing . Great job guys .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (962) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Can. Pours a dark black/ brown cola colour tannish head, a shit ton of lacing. Nose is sweet citrus hops, a little roast malt. Taste is very balanced between malt and bitterness. This may be the beast black IPA Ive ever had save one, from upstate New York.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1459) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
473ml can at Brothers. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are chocolate, resinous hops, coffee, earth, grass and alcohol with dank, grainy and ashy notes. Full body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (2105) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle; pricey at $12, especially considering I bought directly from the brewery. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma: this is Nickel Brook? Huge fruity hops with slight roast notes; wonderful! Taste: again, this is Nickel Brook?? Licorice, molasses, roasty, slight fruit notes, bitter finish. Tasty. Syrupy, full body. I hope Nickel Brook can keep up this quality in their future offerings; well done!


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