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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While the style is an oxymoron, this ale is an variation of our "Loose Cannon" IPA with an obvious dark note.
Available Jan - March


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
Draft @ The Fred Bar, Sandy Spring, GA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus caramel flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draft. Pretty much black, beige head. Aroma of bitter cotrus. Taste is dark roasted coffee and toffee. It works.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(12oz bottle, BB June 11, courtesy of Ryan) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, citrus, nuts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, orange, some cocoa, and grass with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle in Vineyard Haven, MA. Pours dark brown with a rich, lasting beige foam head. Aroma is sweet, toasty caramel up front with brown sugar and juicy fruits, and an understated roastiness in the back. Alright flavor, medium sweet with faintly tangy citric fruits, modest roasted malts, some metallic zing, restrained burnt grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with very creamy carbonation. More citric zip to finish with light roast, faint earth, and some toasted sugars. OK, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2011
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some milk chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body, light acidity, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma seems very citrus/resin. Med body, more or less. Flavor is very citrus, resin background, with dark roast malt rather than caramel. Then it develops some fruit - swear I get peach. It’s astringent, dry and decently bitter. The fruit characteristics give it a place in the upper ranks of oxymoronic ales. :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted biitersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a good complex beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Black Cannon
Date: March 31, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and citrus aroma, sheets of lace
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, caramel sweetness, bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a small, fizzy off-white head with short retention and light lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, raisins, prunes and light smoke/peat with roast malt. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness, supporting malt and dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.


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