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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of toasted and pine resin, light leather for the yeast, with wood, charcoal and tobacco in the background. Heas is small to average, frothy, tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. A great aroma, but this Black IPA lacks any sweetness. Otherwise it’s true to style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (306) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Bomber Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Malty aroma, sweet, kinda roasted, smells like an english brown. Taste: Malty, sweetish, with a mild to moderate hop bitterness, notes of citrus. Warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a grassy sweet bitterness, lots of roasted malt going on here. Good complexity here... quite good....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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
Meilby (10865) - 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 (16423) - 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 (1601) - 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 (1423) - 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 (24920) - 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 (5949) - 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.


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