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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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For this latest seasonal release we decided to get adventurous and add Carafa III to our malt bill. This black malt is one of the mellowest, without the over-the-top roasty bitterness that you find dominanting most black barleys.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours black, finger khaki head. Smell vibrant hoppy, roasty, citrus. Taste floral hop, light roast finish. Light body. Great

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Poured from tallboy to glass. Jet black hue with a thick tan head that lasted. Aroma is huge pine, melon, resin, ripe lime. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and high carbonation level. Taste is initially slightly sweet with a bitter following and a dry astringent finish. Nice CO2 bite. Overall, this is a decent cascadian dark ale. A bit more roasty than a traditional IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pounder can. Big roasted malt flavor with pine, coffee and something sweet added in. Smooth finish. A pretty good India Dark Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Can- pours out black with thick tan head. Nose is dominated by hop. Taste is mostly hop but not overly hoppy, somewhat boozy. Has a bitter coffee like finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours black with a thick, foamy tan head. Fruity hop aroma - peach, mango, grapefruit, some pine too, and just a bit of mellow malt sweetness underneath. Flavor is surprisingly multifaceted - peach and mango upfront, then a bit more bitterness comes in, and finishing with moderate roasted malt, pine, and more bitterness. Finishes crisp and dry. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate, pine hop. Appearance: huge, rocky, light brown initial head with excellent lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cola-colored body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and moderately bitter, roasty finish with hint of chocolate. Palate: medium-to-full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great, lasting aroma. Sheets of lacing. Sweet flavor balances the bitterness of the hops. Nice, smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
16 oz can from New Seasons - Poured black with about an inch of tan head that lasted. Looks delicious! Malt not overpowering, but definitely there. Good hop balance. Some coffee tones. Very nice black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Citrus, orange amd resin. Pours a dark black with mocha colored head and great lacing. Espresso, citrus, light body

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
78samh (232) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
16 oz can. Dark with a small head of foam. Moderately strong hop aroma. Bitter and a little sweet. Good Black ipa.


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