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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale
Imperial Cascadian is the NW style of this brew. This is a very well balanced, extremely hoppy black ale. It is very reminiscent of a winter ale. Armored fist is a collaboration beer brewed with the good ole boys from Three Floyd’s Brewing out of Chicago.


Elislider's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elislider (2) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Not sure what to say other than its just a good beer. Full bodied, lots of flavor. A very nice imperial CDA. Recommended


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Coppery black colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is mild roasted notes, some floral and fruity notes along with grass. Flavour is toasted, some fruity, floral and mild resiny notes, mild chocolate malt pushing through as well. Also has some mild notes of alcohol sweetness lurking in the flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (946) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours opaque black with medium creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malt, solid chocolate notes, then earthy floral dark citrus hops. Taste is clean dark malt, light roastiness, and well-balanced hops on the back. Notes of pine, dark citrus, and earthy hops. Seems much smaller than 10% due to smooth flavor. Although the inherent limitations of the style remain, this is what a CDA should be, the best of an IPA and a dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3443) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar Victoriagade. Pours translucent black with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with roasted malts, burnt crisp bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, moist grass, pine needles, resin, coffee and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, coffee, moist grass, pine needles, resin, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Bit too sweet and a bit too strong but nose is top CDA stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1027) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Red brown. Aroma caramel malt syrupy. Tastes peachy slight tobacco, rye. Watery body. Not enough roasts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2015
Tap (TCBW15) (6:4:6-:3:11=3.0-)
Odd aroma. Pungent hops, a nice roast, but no synergy between the two. Ditto the taste - they’re fighting each other. This is just an IPA with added darkness. Good example of why I don’t like the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2447) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a creamy, tanned head. Good looking. Roasted aroma with dark malts, red berries, citrus fruits, peaches, coffee, chocolate. Very pleasant. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy texture. Finishes lasting roasted with citrus fruits and chocolate. Excellent, Black DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9221) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
Small glass, draught at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Jet black body, covering head, spotty lacing. Robust malt-fruity aromas, mid-sweet. Fine mixed taste of dark fruits and dark malts, woody. Roasted ending with hints of citrus peels. Well bodied with alcohol tingling on the tongue. Excellent (Copenhagen 30.04.2015).

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2672) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Tap at Green Dragon. Nice. Bit of chocolate in aroma, lots of skunkiness to start with. Pine. Taste is great, creamy, nice hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Draught at the Boneyard Beer, Bend, OR.
Dark reddish brown colour with a mid-size tan head. Mild dark hops, moderate bitterness and dark maltiness in the aroma. Moderate bitterness, dark hops and dark maltiness in the flavour. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt. Medium to full body, flavour is moderately sweet berries, lightly bitter.


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