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RATINGS: 120   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.

hunter112's rating

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2459) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with brown head. Aroma of pine needles. A bit too dominated by hop bitterness, almost no malt aroma. Bitter finish, thin bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2015
solid black ipa - not a standout, but nice roast/grapefruit combo that worked well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015 with Andrew and Paul. Pours a dark black body with off white head. Aroma is fresh hop - fruity and almost funky. Mouthfeel is medium with bright pine and citrus. Super faint roast character - essentially none. Great black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1182) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 9, 2015
On tap at chucks hop shop. Aroma is kinda blah, just not much to it and muddled. Flavor is pretty interesting and strong. Tart in a strange but kinda good way. Nice chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, caramel, pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some range, caramel, light pine, roast. Medium-full body, some resin, alcohol well contained.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of peach, apricot, roasted malts, slight almonds and chocolate. Taste is peach, apricot, roasted malts, slght chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpitinga (33) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
The thing about collabs is that you never know who brought the wood. But since it’s a "NW style" (which could mean anything, given an epic fail as to recipe transparency), I’m thinking Boneyard/Tony Lawrence’s contribution was pretty large. This might be the best black beer out there. That’s saying a lot, given Siren/Stillwater’s When The Light Gose Out (just say yes to the activated charcoal in Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt !) and Moonlight’s Death and Taxes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Dark black, creamy tan head. Had off draft. Nice burnt flavor, roasted malt and coffee. Still cold off draft so alcohol flavor was quite present. Slightly sweet finish and also slightly acidic/sour. Palate is smooth and mildly carbonated. Sneaky strong nice beer.

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