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Gilgamesh Vader Black IPA

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (813) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
From a bottle . The pour is a cloudy brown with a thin white lace head. The roasted malt is at the forefront of taste with hoppy coffee aftertaste.A slick thick texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (596) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On draught at imperial May the 4th be with you. Pours pitch black with medium thick head. Nose of coffee, malt, smoke. Nice balanced flavor of chocolate, hops, coffee, and burned toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark brown color, which seemed a little light to me. Nose was only subtly hoppy, with more coffee and roasting to the smell. Taste was slightly bitter, and roast/coffee dominant. Probably my favorite beer at this brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle:   Soft honeycomb maltiness along with coffee.   Not a big roastiness, not a strong hoppiness.   A little acrid bitterness on the finish but its not too strong.   Smooth overall, nice malt background, with an added touch of coffee, but as far as roastiness or bitterness, those are very minor.   Maybe a good Segway to the style, especially those who like coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1519) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
A very nice Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA) brewed with Governor’s Cup coffee. Very nice dark malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours deep brown, nearly opaque with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee and malt with light hoppy notes of dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet and then immediately smothered by roasted coffee bean. There are hints of malt chocolate and caramel with a slight lingering citrus bitterness finish. The body is a little on the thin side with mild carbonation. Overall not bad. Initially I did not think I would be liking this, but as i drink it and it warms it has grown on me. Feels like more of a hopped up porter than a BIPA. Not bad if you enjoy coffee brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopwine (264) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours almost black with some brown light translucent edges. Really nice, big coffee aroma, with light hoppy accents. Pretty typical c-hop citrus/pine hops mingle with strong coffee and caramel maltiness. Overall this is one of their better beers, however it isn’t dark enough for the style, and the flavor/aroma hops should be dialed up quite a bit to be more within the stylistic guidelines. I was glad to have tried it but I would not revisit without some recipe tweaks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (172) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A pint on draught at Benchwarmer’s Pub & Grill. Poured nearly pure black with a very modest white head. Bright coffee and roasty aroma. Flavor was caramel, chocolate, and of course coffee! Almost reminded my of a porter, but not quite the body. Not sweet at all and with a nice light tang of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Good mouthfeel. Got better as it warmed - if you like coffee, you’re going to enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Part of the flight I drank at the brewery in Salem. This was pretty good beer. Decent color, with a balance aroma and taste of hops and malt. One of the more drinkable black IPAs I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10777) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma seems almost chocolate. Med body. Flavor is dark malt, chocolate, earthy. It finishes bitter.

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