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Oakshire O’Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Dawn has not arrived, But we are awake-making beer. A tribute to Oregon’s brewers, O’Dark:30 is a beguiling blend of dark malt and NW hops-A beer style as unique as our heritage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
The appearance has a nice looking black colored body with a decent looking lightened brown to super light black colored head that dies within about thirty seconds. The smell has a large coffee maltiness invading the bitter hops that desperately try to come through - for the most part - it seems to me that the bitterness tries to come through in the coffee part. The taste is bitter and sweet at separate times and good for the most part. The aftertaste is sticky and tries to be sweet with some sort of element of sweetness to come across what really wants to be a dry finish. However, is this a dry finish? I will say, its a lingering dry finish for the most part. The palate is about a light to medium in body, and comes across somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me as its not exactly defined for the style (hahaha), anyways, well, I like it for how it feels inside my mouth and tongue. Overall, for an American Black Ale, hell yeah, good job Oakshire. In my opinion, I think you did what you were supposed to do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark and deep, high fluffy beige head. Roast grain bitterness throughout. Like an imperial stout with hops.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
authenticmead (58) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Prolly the nastiest "CDA" I've ever had. Taste like cement and dirt with harsh bitterness. Not much in the way of hop flavor or aroma..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This very enjoyable Black IPA is the setting for generous roasted malts and resinous hops which benefit from a few earthy angles.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A frothy head of foam settles atop the dark brown.
-Toasted wood flavors appear in the back.
-Green hop bitterness makes sure you want to come back for more.
-Drinkability is still high despite the wealth of the flavor profile.
-Raisiny edges are also found within the comfortable mouthfeel.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe d’orange et de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale grillée en arrière goût. (Rating #5465)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer with a good pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy and a little dry. Soft dark malts, trace of coffee. Light piney hops, little spice. Light finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is dank, quite a lot of soap, fairy liquid, lemon, orange, roasted malt, toast and earth. The taste is roasted malt, toast, varnish, plenty of soap, orange peel, spice and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Soapy aspect dominates unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
pfrimshot (3) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Hop character is balanced nicely with the dark-roast maltiness. Just enough acid. Rich without being cloying or too sweet. Hop aftertaste lingers a little long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark reddish color with a large off-white head. A sweet nutty nose, some toffee and citrus. Rich, initially more chocolate and toffee flavors, some toasted malt, light metal, floral and sweet hops, oranges, tangerine, some tangy bitterness. A full bodied rich CDA. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (650) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, lemon, citrus, spice, light pine and chocolate. Flavor is citrus, lemon, roasted malt, light pine and chocolate. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and bitter end.

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