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RATINGS: 101   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1622) - 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?


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8066) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4745) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1767) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3174) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4132) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 9, 2015
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Originally rated 28032015. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, hops and malts. Very fresh and amazingly drinkable. Massive fruitiness,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2015
Tap @TCBW2015. Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Hops, dusty, roast, spicy, faint tobacco in aroma. Diacetyl, roast, sweet, caramel, spicy hops and alcohol in taste. Spicy hops and sweet sugars in aftertaste. All the ingredients are right, but don’t really mix together. Sitting in different corners and staring to each other.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Draft at The Growler Guys, Portland. Dense black with stringy, stark foam. Huge pine-hoppy aroma. Skunk and sweat. Creamy alc body, a little flabby and then alc-bitter biting finish. Very good, very interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Brown colour with minimal head on top. Aroma has tropical fruits and some roasted notes. Taste has chocolate and coffee in the after taste. Some caramel is also in the mix, not that much hops. Surprisingly light body, carbonation was low.


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