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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - fuzzy dark brown to black pour with good sized tan head. Prominent roasted malty and piney aroma and taste, some caramel, dark chocolate malts, lots of herbal hoppy notes, solid bitter piney finish. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11322) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Near black with a lasting off-white head. Big aroma of licorice, orange, pepper and pine. Sweet dark malty flavour and fruity/herbal hops. Quickly gets a little cloying

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2813) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
Tap. Deep brown body with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee notes, citrus and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. A very nice Black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1271) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Lardo. Colour...dark garnet-brown with s thick off white head. Nose...hop resin and hop syrup with crushed hops. Palate...ultra bitter with a tamgy thing that provides some quick tempering to the hop shock. Musky, husky hops follow up as well as earthy-dusty notes. The finish is long and bitter with hints of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2549) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, bread, light ash and mango. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of citrus, light ash and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice BIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at Taphouse Grille, Seattle
Black color with creamy beige head. Elegant aroma, fresh, with a touch of roasted malt, coffee, carobs, jasmine. Good body strength, yet the mouthfeel is lean; the dark malt and chocolate flavor is nice, and it has a mild, pleasant degree of acidity, that blends well with the resiny hops.
Well constructed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (221) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
On tap at ABV in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of toffee and ash. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes astringent and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (183) - Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from the tap at ABV in Hillsboro. Aroma is very sweet. First sip is like sweet and tart cherries. It tastes like it is barrel aged. The roasty malt is nice and helps even out the beer. Finishes crisp and bitter. Very different CDA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2014
With my eyes closed not sure i could tell this was a dark IPA--which to me, not a big CDA fan, is a good thing, Usually there’s a harshness as the dark malt qualities clash with the hops--very smooth here. A little lemon with a rich, woody flavor, light trace of coffee, alcohol rising. Dark brown but not black, off white head, My favorite dark IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mackRIS (36) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap. Pours jet black with a reddish hue. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, roasty, grassy hops. Taste, caramel, grass, chocolate, woody. Great cda.


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