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Dead Frog The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire

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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
HUGE HOPS AND MASSIVE MALTS TEAM UP FOR A DEVASTATINGLY DELICIOUS THRILL RIDE

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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1539) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2016
offwhite small creamy frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. black flat thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, strawberry quik, olive, moderate malt, chocolate. initial flavor: moderate sweet (chocolate and malt). final flavor: heavy bitter (hoppy) and moderate sweet (strawberry quik). palate: oily texture,lively carbonation, medium body and metallic finish. Low drinkability. 50s

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
Visual: Pours obsidian black with a decent-sized 2cm lasting super foamy head, thick fine lacing, barely visible bubbles here and there.

Nose: a bit toasted malts (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: almost slick-crisp, immediate hop presence

Mid-palate: background bittersweet roast, micro-tingly, sharp grapefruit bitter, (lvl-4-sweentess)

Finish: peppery, hop oil citrusy tang, dark chocolate, lingering off-dry deep roast bitterly hopped

Summary: Lots going on here with citrus bitter hops, deep bittersweet roasted malts, creamy tingly smooth mouthfeel, and lots of length and good depth. Overall well constructed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Noir avec une moyenne robe marron. L’arôme du malt torréfié, du chocolat, et un peu d’houblon d’agrume. En bouche il y a plein du malt torréfié, avec un peu du chocolat et un amertume moyenne. Du côté stout plutôt que du IPA, mais très bonne quand même.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (180) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Another good one from dead frog. Black color with some chocolate and pine notes. Taste is hoppy with a lot of dark roast. Very well balanced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (281) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12729) - 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 .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (720) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (36) - 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

3.7
   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!!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2345) - 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.


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