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99
style
Brewed by Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Burlington, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - MAY 8, 2013
Tap at Volo
Aroma malty, smoky, roasty, slight sourness with muted alcohol. Not much depth provided. 6+
Appearance poured dark brown with medium plus creamy cap. Good lace.
Flavor and Palate : Dry, tad metallic with chocolate. Bit rough at edges. Alcohol well hidden considering numbers. Felt but rusty with metallic blend on brown malts. Still better than it sounds from my description.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
47,5cl Can @ 2D2Dspuma Tienda, Barcelona, Spain. Dark brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly hoppy and citrusy. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, pine, slightly hoppy. Full body, moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1745) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 19, 2017
Thick, black colored, strong tan frothy-creamy head, nice lacing and long lasting. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malt with heaps of citrus, floral and pine hoppiness, some alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet dark chocolate, some caramel, roasted malt, coffee, bit burnt, medium+ aroma of citrus, floral and pine hops, very bitter, dry finish and lasting bitter aftertaste, some alcohol. Full bodied, soft+ carbonation, oily to resiny. (can, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bozo_skeleton (1142) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2017
Noire dencre, collet cremeux epais et persistant Aromes puissants avec un tres beau melange de malts torrefies sur le cafe/chocolat caramel et des houblons ports sur le resineux. Ronde, grosse amertume en finale sur une longueur en pin et chocolat...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3913) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
van blik @Benzais Anti-carnaval Tasting; 500ml, bipa, schenkt zwart met volle bruine kraag, aroma van laurier, den, hop, mout. smaken van laurier, matig tot redelijk zoet, matig bitter, zacht en glad, chocolade, lange zoete chocolade afdronk, hoppig karakter, lage co2, iets scherps. lekker

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Can @ Anti-carnaval Tasting. Opaque black color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, dark malts,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5869) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Can @ benzai. Something with carnaval. Black with a small light nrown head. Smells farty, poop, rotten, weird. Whatever my peers say: theyre wrong. Tastes bitter, hops, roasty. A bit too bitter actually. Full body, nice carbo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (942) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (7026) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2017
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and creamy brown head. Smell: roasted malt, sweet caramel and licorice and grassy hops. Taste: medium body with creamy foam. Roasted malt, caramel and licorice notes. Grassy hops. Good attenuation. Strong bitterness. Aftertaste: dry bitterness and grassy notes. Licorice. Roasted malt. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Faathoven (101) - 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!


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