Black IPA | Brasserie Dunham

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88
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88 Ratings
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Black IPABlack IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by flipper2gv on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Abbott
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not very hoppy for a black ipa but quite bitter. Roasted, earthy. It's flavorful but not very deep. Medium carbonation and light mouthfeel. Went well with roquefort

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Photo of janubio
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black colour with a huge brown head That is there all the while. ƧGood crying lace. Aroma of coffee,chocolate, dark fruits, hops. Full body and strong carbonation. Taste of coffee, resines, chocolate and hops. Bitter finish. Good, but I miss some of the IPA characters.

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Photo of icormier
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at BroueHaHa in Gatineau. Nice dark colour with great foam, and a present but under-control bitterness. A very solid black IPA.

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Photo of sammartin68
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebLego_MTL
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poljazz22
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As mentioned y the other reviewers there is lots of foamy brown head. It subsides slowly.The beer itself is an opaque black. It smells of toasted malt, coffee, caramel and citrus hops. It is one of the best dark ales I have ever had. Being less than 6% abv you can have a few of these without having to fall off your chair. So dark tasty sweet and dry with chocolate coffee fudge and citrus it's all there. Don't leave Montreal without it!.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a huge off-white head.

Smell fresh hops and dark chocolate mostly.

In the mouth there's lots of chocolate flavors, some roasted notes too with a crisp bitterness.

Really easy to drink, really smooth.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with medium brown head. Aroma is really nice, dark roasted malts, caramel and some earthy hops that integrate very well. Taste starts quite roasty up-front, also hoppy, nutty, good amount of bitterness. Finish is even more bitter and roasty. Aftertaste is bitter, even a bit ashy and dry. Body is quite light, making the beer easy to drink. Really nice one overall, tasty and very easy to drink.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
2.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Simon212
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yasky
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsolutely
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanmaral
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Jan-14-2015

A:
Pours a thick opaque black with a big, three fingers of thick head with all the shade of the brown-tan spectrum, settles to a healthy, rousable film. Good retention; lots of sticky lacing. (4.25)

S:
Bright citrus, dark roast. Citrus rind, roasty, spicy potpourri, maple, coffee, bitter chocolate. (4)

T:
Dark bitter with a bright hop finish. Soft, total bitterness with citrus pith, charred wood, coffee, bitter chocolate. (4)

M:
Kind of watery feeling with a medium body and a lingering bitterness that coats the mouth, lively carbonation. (3.75)

O:
Very good Black IPA.
This is a nice drinking, but not super drinkable dar IPA that is good not because it is very bitter but because it is both hoppily bitter and burnt malt bitter. Makes for a nice, layered IPA.
Pours beautifully with a sunny, citrusy smell that sort of hints at the maltiness. It tastes really roasty and malty with the hops coming in a little later with citrus and a bit of a medicinal tinge.
If anything it is a little too thin and with too many bubbles. I think on nitro it actaully might be really interesting. It has everything else going for it. It feels kind of creamy anyway.
Would have again; definitely worth finding. (4.25)

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Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Black IPA from Brasserie Dunham
4 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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