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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1647) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe. Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. A little lacing. Aroma has fresh sweet fruit - mango from a black ipa? Also some roasted malt - could give this anywhere from a 6 to a 9. Taste ... well fresh fruit is king. Some maltiness underneath, I’ve never had a dark brew as fruity as this. Not too thick or strong. Finishes sweet and fruity. Certainly a different take on a black ipa. Is this a good saison?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10237) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2377) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9056) - 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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8245) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4779) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1779) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Pours dark brown low head Aromas hoppy of citrusy fruits blended with coffee Taste has hoppy notes of citrusy fruits, coffee, dark malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14482) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, CPH. Pours Dark Brown with a bubbly head. Grapefruit, Dark malts and pine. Soft. Bitter hoppy grapefruity finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3242) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at apex Portland. Pours out brown with a mahogany highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is typical boneyard nice hops and a great roast malt. Taste is sweet malt roast and an amazing hop kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4147) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap. Deep brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, some roasted malts, citrus. taste is of pine, nice subtle roastiness, and grapefruit.

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