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Kulshan Midnight Kascadian Dark Ale

Kulshan Midnight Kascadian Dark Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Black as sin with a super-fresh citrusy aroma from Zythos blend dry hops and just a touch of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2350) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Growler brought up from Bellingham courtesy of Chris. Chris and I both had ours out of pint glasses. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was there with a fairly thick stringy speckling that ends up rolling down the sides of the glass. The smell had some good rounded roasty coffee notes to let in a nice bitter citrus hoppiness rolling in nicely. The taste combined those flavors nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Roasty and citrus bittersweet qualities rolled over my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good black ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at the brewery
Dark brown color, creamy head. Very nice aroma of citrusy hops. Lean body; the mouthfeel is not too dry; delicate roasted malt flavor, and very good C-hops bitterness.
Very good, fresh offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Tap. Pours a very dark brown body with a small tight bubbled dark brown head that left lots of lacing. The nose is fairly light, some citrusy hops over a chocolate malt base. The flavor is a lot more bitter and hoppy than expected, very resiny and piney with a lighter chocolate maltiness. This one comes across as much more of an IPA than a Porter. Medium bodied with a moderate fizzy carbonation, sticky resiny finish. Pretty nice BIPA, big and intense hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8881) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, citrus and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, nuts and citrusy hops. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown pou with an off-white head. Light bitterness and roast in the aroma with some darker malt notes lurking in the finish. Taste is bitter with roast and light chocolate. Bit watery. Nice roast characteristics but somewhat lacking in the hops department.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at Kulshan Brewing, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus hops, and a little candied sweetness. Flavour brings out medium roasted malts, some moderately harsh citrus hops, but not overly harsh as in some black IPAs. Well-balanced between malts and hops. Textbook, well-executed black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3439) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Deep brown,small lasting beige head.Floral hop nose.Big piney hop profile,good earthy malt backbone.Long strong hop finish.Nice !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012. Love the spelling on this one. Hop mix was nice but it didnít make me think that this style works. Good bitterness but the mix of that and the roasty was a little off for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Another great Kulshan brew, and a solid CDA thatís right in line with the best of them out there. Malt flavors are rich and robust with tasty elements of cocoa, rounded roastiness and a hint of dark chocolate. Hops are bold yet balanced. Lots of pine, citrus and grass. Dry, bitter finish cleaves off the sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5692) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Fruity floral hop nose, some tropical some citrus on top pf roasted malts se light caramel sweetness. A touch earthy. Black pour, tan head, good lace. Light roast up front nice hop flavor throughout. Fruity and citrusy, becomes a tad floral. Touch of sweetness underneatg. A bit earthy as well. Dry, moderate bitterness. Well done.

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