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


on tap

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6854) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2448) - Lille, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Faathoven (83) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (2753) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
Lata de @Ms Ibus Despacho de Cervezas, Torrelavega. 26/11/2016 Color negro, sabor tostado, denso, notas alcholicas, herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, Festibire de Gatineau, savoured on May 28 2016; eye: black, opaque, sheet of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, hops, orange, anise, coffee; mouth: roasted barley, hops, orange, anise, coffee, bittering hops, resinous hops, finale in coffee with presence of caramel, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, Festibire de Gatineau, savoure le 28 mai 2016; il : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse brune, lgre dentelle; nez : orge torrfie, houblon, orange, anis, caf; bouche : orge torrfie, houblon, orange, anis, caf, houblon amrisant, houblon rsineux, finale en caf avec prsence de caramel, corse, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amre, moyennement sucre, texture lgrement rpeuse; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2076) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Appearance: Darker brown. Full head of mocha small bubbles. Nose: Deeply roasted malts. Dark chocolate. Hints of earthy, grassy and funk. Taste: Foremostly dry and deeply dark bitter. Hints of grass and funk. Dark chocolate with just a touch of bittersweetness Body: Medium and lively Parting thoughts: A very different DIPA. Less hoppy and a lot more malt character than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (1048) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 26, 2016
473 mml can tasted on the 22/10/2016. Opaque dark brown colour topped with a medium frothy and consistent beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, earth hops and chocolate. Taste has more chocolate than hops. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (969) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a black color with medium brown head. Lots of coffee on the aroma, chocolate, roasty notes and slightly citrus. Taste follows the aroma, roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, pine and citrus hops. Creamy mouthfeel with a moderate bitter aftertaste.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazy_cat_lady (475) - - JUN 22, 2016
Can in Brew Box. Big foamy head, light brown. Big aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate, maybe a hint of citrus. Quite dry and bitter, flavours of coffee, cocoa nibs, leather. Lingering tarlike taste. Cant say I am a big fan of the aftertaste.

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