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Black IPA - Brasserie Dunham

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Black IPABlack IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flipper2gv on 01-09-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

DamageCase76, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ZorPrime
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty rare style in Quebec... Glad I can try one.

The beer is black with lots of floaties. A little too much. Nice beige foamy head thrones on top of it. Dense and creamy looking head. Sticky too. The aroma is roasted malts with some chocolate or cacao. Some hops in the nose too. Piny. On the taste, its again roasted malts with a nice bitterness in the finish. Piny again. Some tropical fruits too. Medium body. Light carbonation. A nice black IPA

ZorPrime, May 03, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

chickenm, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

LarryAppleton, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

clesius, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of smekermann
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

smekermann, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Erik-P, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Black side is dominant. Expresso and black chocolate followed by a shy hop appearance. Long dry bitterness.

Franck, Monday at 11:46 PM
Photo of JG_brew
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JG_brew, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Brouehaha for around 3$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, coffee, chocolate, and something odd/earthy/smokey. It ends with a malty/smokey/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Lots of crazy tastes going on here. I'm a big fan of the style an I have had a few of Dunhams other beers and this one has the same hop flavour as their other beers do. Unfortunately it doesn't work with the chocolate and roasted malt notes.

** had this again Dec 24 2012, much better - maybe I had a bad bottle previously. I've adjusted my previous rating.

spinrsx, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black and a vigorous pour results in a large tan head. Head is pretty solid and retention is very good.

Nice scent. Citrus hops with roasted malt. Some coffee and chocolate scents from the malt. Grapefruit from the hops. The juxtaposition is a bit rough and the two sides aren't super well integrated, but both are nice and overall it works.

Taste wise, however, the malt half is far too dominant. The roasted malt and coffee are quite strong, really obscuring the hops. The citrus is there but subdued. Would like to see more balance between the two.

High carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall, some nice flavours but not what I am looking for in a black IPA. Hops are just not prominent enough.

jrenihan, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

beerhunter13, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

doremite, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Griffith, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Whatup14, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jacewg, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

KeKeKumba, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

groleau, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

peensteen, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

schopenhauerale, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tom10101, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice almost jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of grassy and earthy hops with some coffee and roasted malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a that grassy, earthy bitterness but also a coffee bitterness along with some sweet roasted malts. Quite bitter and as I just read on the bottle, 95 IBUs.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel. Nice lingering bitterness.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Not my favorite style but still a good Black IPA.

SebD, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with lots of thick foamy head. Roasted malt , and chocolate aroma. Big roasted taste, with decent citrus finish. Competent for the style. Above average mouthfeel and drinkability.Good roast, with some smoke.Not the best black IPA but something good and surprising.

Sammy, May 06, 2012
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Black IPA from Brasserie Dunham
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.