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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) is dark in color, with a prominent “Northwest” hoppy aroma – citrusy, piney and resinous – with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, chocolate malt or caramel notes. Despite it’s rich color, the body is more reminiscent of an India Pale Ale, not heavy like a porter or stout. It takes the very deft hands of our Fish brewers to make these flavors play well together so that they don’t fight one another. But as you’ll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and you’ll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special. Available April 1st – June 30th in 22oz bottles & draft


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2885) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown with small tan head. Complex aroma of hops, malt, and coffee, with notes of chocolate. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with touches of roast and notes of fruit, citrus, and coffee. Well hidden ABV. Bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Ulfborg weekend celebration of nothing in particular. Dark chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and caramel, and a hint of citrus. Sweet and full bodies roasted flavour with licorice and ashy notes. A bit of citrus hops, and a rather bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Invasion U.S.A, Ulfborg 2013. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Bread, vague roast, chocolate and citrus hops. Smooth and dry. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish 231114

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little dusty and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, caramel, lactose sugar and has a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a Spiegelau tulip. FROM NOTES: August 9, ’12. A: Malty sweet, with some yeast spiciness and just a trace of hoppiness. In my opinion, the amount of hops was pretty low for this style. A: Appearance is almost black with a big tan head leaving heavy lace. T: Nice roasty notes. With some hop flavor. Good bitterness. Very even, roasty and hoppy. P: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. O: Pretty decent Black IPA. Not the best of the style, but it was enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
9/6/2012. From bottle. poured black with a tan head. Malty aromas with hops, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Bitter and hoppy flavors, malt is showing well. Pretty good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served with an opague, black/brown color, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and draping lace. The aroma was roasty, oaky/woody, a touch of cocoa, subtle citrus, and a bit of tartness. The taste was similar notes, with a medium+ body, and an assertive, dry, earthy, resiny hop bitterness that possessed a lingering nature, but no harshness, and smoothed a bit more by some light creaminess to the mouthfeel. No noticeable sweetness thoughout, with fairly disguised alcohol presence. A tasty, robust brew.


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