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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hunter112 (64) - Nanuet, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
From growler filled at Boneyard. Wonderful taste, and I didn’t know about the 3 Floyds connection until I viewed this beer’s ratings. No wonder they have a couple of Dark Lord Day posters in the tasting room. A truly wonderful quaff from a great brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32929) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
A brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4350) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
Fra fat på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: brunsvart med ok beige skum. Masssevis av herlig aroma og smak - furunål/granskudd, røstet malt, mørk sjokolade, ingefær og grapefrukt. Black ipa seiler opp som en stilmessig favoritt hos meg. Dette er lekre saker som glir sorgløst over drøvelen. En superb avslutning på en Mi2 hvor Sigmund sørget for at høydepunktene sto på rekke og rad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7396) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
On tap at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is dark malty, roast and liquorice. Taste is well balanced, dry piney hops,slick mouthfeel , low carbonated, lingering liquorice, I dont need more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6235) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, creamy beige head. aroma of pine, grapefruit and some roast malts. Rich flavour, moderately sweet, with a warming mouthfeel. Roasty notes of coffee, but first and foremost strong notes of piney and grapefruity hops, a hint of oak. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - Session 3. Pours amber-brown with a foamy, tan cap. The nose holds burnt pine, light cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with some dark bread, citrus, pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to close out, with further dark and bready malts, toasted pine, orange citrus. Tasty and very drinkable. Good CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Deep hazy Amber/copper/brown, with a thin sticky light beige head. Roasty dark and piney dank aroma with a hint of cocoa and bitter grapefruit. Nice grapefruity and roasty flavors compliment nicely, with grapefruity/piney bitterness taking the lead, a fair dose of roast and light earthy cocoa soon following. Bitter but balanced and appropriately roasty. Loads of grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Draught @ Whats Brewing - Friday Session 2, Stavanger
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, citrus, orange and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Draft pour. Cola brown. Faint cream tan head. Aroma is faint roast and pine. Taste is assertively piney with hints of roasted malt and booze. Like chewing on a roasted pine cone. Chewy, sweet, boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Flight pour on tap at the brewery tap room (Bend, Or). Pours a deeper dark brown carmelized chocolatey hue. Dark, decent haze and mellow toasty hues into the edges and bottom. Frothy firm light brown head atop is sizable, firm and cakey. A good glow and healthy darkness. Aromas are a bit toasty, firmly bitter, big grapefruit and subtle gumball tropical appeal. Some toast, earth, firmer florals. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, mellow toast, carmelized malt and subtle toasty lifem big grapefruit, florals and grapefruit. Some tropical appeal, good hop profile with some subtle medicinal appeal. Big hops, fruity but an odd mesh there at times. Backend is toasty, carmelized and a touch brash. That hop profile is potent and fruity but it just never meshes well for me. Bitter, citric, and lots of pithy and rind oil grapefruit as we finish up with toast, subtle medicinal feel. An odd ball. A potent, top tier hop progile just doesn’t mesh well for me into the backend and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2625) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Dark, big creamy tanned head. Smell of citrus, roast, resins, dark malts. Medium sweet, citrus, zest, coffee, roast. Heavy bitter, resin tail

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