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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7609) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a dense, two-finger beige head over an unclear reddish brown body. The aroma has a nice hoppy touch, orange peel and pine cones, with roasted malt notes, chocolate and some coffee. It’s quite bitter in the mouth, full-bodied and faintly warming, with a pleasant carbonation level. Chocolate, roasted malt notes, pine cones and citrus peel flavors, finishing quite bitter and with roasted malts and chocolate. Pleasant one, bet it’s even better just out of the brewery. 131123

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1444) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
(Thanks to Ken for the bomber) Aroma of sweet malts and fruity hops combined with hints of caramel. A mahoney pour with a thin, mostly deminishing, off-white head and moderate lacing. Initially, the taste is sweet malt with nods to toffee, followed by some grain, and concluding in a bitter finish which continues into the aftertaste. Medium body and medium body. Overall, a nice dance of sweet and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Deep dark brown pour with nice tan head. Aroma is woody, malty, and a little vanilla. Taste adds some bitter. Good beer.resin,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour, medium beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity,some floral hops as well as mild roast, toffee and some herbs. Flavour is rather grassy and floral, quite bitter grassy notes. Mild roast, toffee and sweet maltyness as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine notes, roasted malt, floral hops and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate covered oranges, pine resins and floral hops. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine notes, citrus oils, roasted malt, burnt caramel and floral hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3140) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light burnt, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, light citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, wood, pine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bomber.

Deep brown pour, limited head. There’s a very strong mandarin orange thing going on here, somehow pushing the sweet-and-sour too far atop darker malts that contribute more color than roasty flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (733) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber. Smooth drinking India Dark Ale. Hoppy flavors of pine and citrus balanced with malty sweetness. Bitter finish with roasted after taste.


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