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RATINGS: 101   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2182) - 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 (2315) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
20 sept 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is almost raisin cookies. New. Thin body and fizzy. Big roasted malt/burnt toast. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle, pours deep ruddy brown, with a big creamy head. Nose is pleasant malts, sugar, alcohol, rising bread dough. Taste is a bit sweet, dark sugar, malty. Finishes clean and slowly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nose has some burnt and dry pine, a bit of pine, cocoa. Medium sweet with lots of dry chocolate, some toasty pine, light earth. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mellow roast fin, more toasty pine, dry grapefruit. Pretty darn tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. This poured opaque black with a nice beige head. Hops lead the aroma. This was as nice a black IPA as I have had. Some very nice west coast hop notes mixed well with anise and pine notes. Some roasty and toasty effects along with rich malts. A very nicely brewed beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle-with a tip of the glass to douglas88 for his efforts on RB!-rich/tight tan head with heavy lacing-black. A-resin, roasty dk malt-molasses/anise/licorice, resin. T-sweet roasty dk malt-anise/licorice/molasses/cocoa, resin hops with some bite and lots of flavor. This was fresh, wish dmac, piney or douglas could have been sharing this one with me!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Capones. Pours out dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of faded citrus hops, malty roast notes, and some. Chocolate. Taste is of smooth chocolate, toasty malts, roast, light chewy sweetness, and mild hops. Would like to try a bit fresher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
22 oz bomber shared by Dean. Poured a dark blackish/brown with a chocolate milk style foamy head. Aroma shows some age, molasses and caramel reminscent of an older barleywine, along with some light citrus rind, touch of Tootsie Roll and pineapple. LIghter body, slightly watery with stronger carbonation and a dry finish that leaves an almost coating mouthfeel on the end. Flavor of chocolate, dark toast, older citrus rind, touch of pineapple juice. Drinkable but would be better fresh.


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