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Dead Frog The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire

Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Aldergrove, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%

Sparks fly when bold & beautiful tropical hops meet a brazen & daring roasted malt base. Their chemistry is undeniable and perfectly balances the hop flavours and aromas of a powerhouse IPA with the depth and intricacy of a complex dark ale.

The creator of the Fearless IPA and Commander Imperial Stout pulls no punches with his newest masterpiece. He’s brought your taste buds to their knees with monstrous Imperial IPAs and made them sing with cavernously deep Imperial Brown Ales. Now he brings you his greatest triumph!

Malts: Pale Ale, Cara 60, Biscuit, Chocolate, Carafa II, Special B, Roast Barley
Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Galaxy
First batch: February 2014

Editor’s note: also called Dawn of the Dead

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (256) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma abundante, fina, bege, de média duração. Aroma de tostado, com notas de alcaçuz, melado, café, madeira e defumado. Sabor amargo médio que termina em leve dulçor torrado, deixando amargor prolongado após. Sabor de tostado, com notas de alcaçuz, café, chocolate amargo, resina e balsâmico. Acidez baixa. Encorpada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft - Lots of dark roast. Jet brown with a beige rich head. Dark roast and light leafy hop. Not enough hop to compete with roast .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2016
Negra opaca, espuma marrom de boa formação e média persistência, irregular. Aroma misto entre lupulado e torrado, leve café, malte. Paladar de médio amargor tendendo para torrado, leve dulçor maltado. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final de média persistência, misto de floral lupulado com torrado, charuto, saborosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (33) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - SEP 17, 2015
Excelente cerveja. Aroma floral, bem lupulado. Coloração marrom acobreada con espuma persistente. Corpo médio com lúpulo presente na medida certa. Retrogosto amargo com leve torrefação persistente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RodrigoPacheco (132) - - SEP 9, 2015
Torrada, lupulada, amarga, e surpreendente. Saborosa e muito equilibrada!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sweet pale malt, rotated barley, guava, and white grapefruit. The roast game is a little too strong on the palate, with some very acidic dark roast coffee notes taking away from some of the citric and conifer hop notes. Some chocolate cake batter flavors are also present. A solid effort, but a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aromas of wet basement, chocolate, caramel. Flavours are bitter coffee and roasted malts. Some resinous hops. Good stuff. Very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3122) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Dark black body, brown head, nice lacing. Very grainy roasted malt aroma, touch of dried fruit, anise and resin. Taste is again roasted malts and resin with a suggestion of bourbon but without its presence. Not hoppy bitter, but roasted malt bitter. Unique. A little strange, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, rich roasty malts and some bright piney hops. Flavour is not as happy as the aroma - a bit dull for a black IPA - but still rich and tasty. Best thing I've tried from Dead Frog, and would definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (883) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Poured from 650mL bottle. Very dark brown with off white beige head. Chocolate and coffee with light piney hops.

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