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Jack’s Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Pours black-hole black with only the darkest of rubies shining through the very edges. A foamy, beige head settles & fizzles quickly to a collar. Up front nose brings pungent, piney hops overshadowing a bold, roasty backbone. Criss-cross of herbal hops, ash, roast, leaves, grass, & a mild kiss of black pepper. Smells almost more like a "Black IPL" than a true Schwarzbier. Taste further confirms that notion. Brash, piney hops collide with your tongue first, over top a heavily roasted malt bill. Notes of bitter citrus peel, grapefruit pith, cocoa powder, ashy roast, burnt bread, a touch of roasted caramel, & herbal leaves. Sharp mouth feel, high carbonation. Like I said, this seems more like the lager version of a Black IPA, but either way, good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma- mostly smoke and burnt grains. Appearance - dark porter color with a frothy off-white head. Taste - pure smoke and a salty burnt grain flavor. Another one trick pony by Jack’s Abby. Aftertaste is fairly bitter and long lasting, like burnt toast. This was the one beer of the night we didn’t finish. I get what they were going for but it was too overdone for my tastes and lacked anything with regards to subtleness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...grapefruit and coffee bit of smokiness...pretty thin...not enough body...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1330) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Light murky brown, dusty head. Neat nutty, cheap choc and bitter caramel bite. Smooth enough carbonation and finishes a little tinny bitter, linger is coppery.

Bottle, ScoIrl tasting

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and coffee, resin. Taste of coffee, grapefruit and pine. Decent body with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is very chocolatey, pine, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel. Taste is light herbal, more chocolate. Finishes dry, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big big tan head ... soft sweet toffee charcoal nose soft malts ... soft toffee roast ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast ... light bitter ... real nice balance ... .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bavarian81 (64) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2014
This one poured a pretty thick head. Not sure if it was supposed to or it was because of the way i poured it. Pretty nice aroma of dark malt as well as some indistinct earthy tones. Taste is mostly dark malt and some mild hops. It’s pretty good!


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