Beaus Le Coeur Noir
Beau’s Pro-Am Series is a salute to homebrewers, true innovators of our craft. These beers are designed by amateur brewers, and brewed at Beau’s. Le Cœur Noir Black IPA was brewed in collaboration with Jordan Rainhard, winner of the 2013 Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Contest, and soon to be pro brewer at Rainhard Brewing Co. Congrats Jordan!
History & Style
Black IPA is contemporary American beer style that combines black beer colour, assertive hop flavour and aroma and toasty (rather than roasty) dark malt character.
This nearly opaque black beer offers up aromas of citrusy, piney hops with malt intonations, toast and restrained mocha. The overall flavour balance favours the impression of juicy, resinous hops supported by a solid malt backbone. This strong ale is robust, but the alcohol remains well integrated.
Black pepper seared striploin with BBQ sauce, lamb vindaloo, charcuterie like prosciutto & dry cured salami, 70% chocolate pudding cakes, Strong, dry bleu cheese like Glengarry Celtic blue or Ermite from Quebec , raw milk cheddar
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Yeast
MALTS: Pale Ale, 2 Row, Carafa, Munich, Cara 60, Wheat (All organic)
HOPS: Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem (All organic)
YEAST: German Ale
OG: 16 °P
FG: 3 °P
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 7-10° C
An emerging beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.