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RATINGS: 78   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hunter112 (57) - 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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15371) - 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 (185) - 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 (151) - 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 (919) - 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 (35) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Growler at weekly share. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of hops, cocoa, orange peel, citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body. Dank.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Grassy and herbal hops and a touch of malt aromas. Roasted, citrus and herbal hop flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1015) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with reddish tint and brown creamy head that lingered. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, melon, pear, papaya, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice hop bitterness that dominates the following and blends with an ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice CDA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Black and unexpectedly delicious . Has a complex vinous taste that I didn’t for see, as all other CDAs have been hovering around the drain in my experience. Quite a gem.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (392) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Intense chocolate, mild roast, dank budz, mango, pine, toasty bread. Stupid complex, crushable


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