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Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale

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Brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Barrie, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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on tap
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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Heeding a chorus of voices crying for a dark roasty thing with lots of west coast hops and a higher ABV, we summoned Netherworld from the chaotic flipside of the brewhouse where hybrid is the norm and nothing is ordinary. Hovering just this side of evil, in the right hands, our «Cascadian Dark Ale» is bizarrely nice with its own entrancing mojo. However, watch out for those who refuse to see the darkness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ketail (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bu le 10 août 2014 en bouteille au Alice Café à Carp, Ontario. Œil: noir opaque avec légère mousse beige. Arôme: chocolat, vanille et herbal. Goût: chocolat vanillé avec saveur de rôtie grillé, belle amertume. Excellente à boire Note: 4/5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep brown in colour with a long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of citrus hops, some grapefruit, light roasted malt in the back. The flavour is toasty first, earthy with some coffee, hops come in at the back, pine and citrus. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, roasty and hoppy. The other Black IPA’s I’ve had have been quite hoppy. This is stepped back a bit, good balance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
taylorderek (25) - - JUL 8, 2014
Served in snifter at cellar temp (~10-15mins out of fridge). I can immediately see why this opaque black-bodied beer is called Netherworld - Hades lets more light in. Head was a coffee beige colour and an aroma of mocha and beer wafted from the glass with the first sip. Netherworld sports a soft carbonation, creamy texture and a strong, rounded finish. Flavours of roasted coffee and sweet light chocolate malt work spectacularly with the bitter tone set by the hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (126) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Vierte color negro intenso, abundante cabeza de espuma beige con retención media; en nariz regaliz, café torrefacto, madera quemada y lúpulo, en boca entrada maltosa con delicado amargor; notas ahumadas. Pos gusto un tanto seco y amargo que no desagrada en absoluto; cuerpo y carbónico medios, interesante dark ale ó black ipa no tengo muy claro como clasificarla pero buena cerveza.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1244) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Mousse à l’apparence du beurre d’érable, avec des notes de chocolat, de vanille et de noisettes. En bouche, soyeuse et épaisse, l’amertume qui conclut une gorgée sucrée mais équilibrée est tout à fait charmante. Du chocolat, du café espresso et une petite impression de boisé conclut l’affaire. Classique mais savoureux.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 6% ABV
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades; large compact head. Aroma of burnt wood and ashes. Roasted malt flavor, dry, some ashes, some burnt coffee; some paper feeling in the end. Bitter but any hop quality is hidden by the dark malts. Monodimensional.
There are much better ways to brew a Cascadian Dark.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (482) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from 355mL bottle. Dark brown (near black) with tan head. Predominant roasted malts on the aroma with mild hops. Flavour same, well done. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
titvs (88) - PORTUGAL - MAY 19, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 (style 14B - adapted). Bottle 35.5cl - Batch ?. AROMA: nice hop aroma with citrusy, floral, resinous and pine notes. low malty background. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color with light brown, creamy, persistant head. clear. TASTE: high hop flavour with floral and piney notes. low malt flavour with slight coffee notes in the aftertaste. High bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. No astringency. OVERALL: a nice IPA derived beer. maybe should have more roasted flavours and flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gildnerk (128) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep ruby-red, somewhat lighter than a typical Schwarzbier, with a thin off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar and spruce hops. The taste is much hoppier and more complex than traditional Schwarzbier or dark lager, albeit somewhat less malty than I like in the style. Finely carbonated and robust body. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1319) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Overall: Much bitter hops, coffee, fruits.
Note: On-tap at The Bishops Arms. Reviewed 2014-04-29.


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