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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5069) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Draft at Jack Rose. Poured a dark brown color with a tan. Aroma was pleasant citrus notes - grapefruit character, nice roasted notes. Nice citrus character, earthy notes, malt, coffee. Nice and refreshing - nice balance here, perhaps a bit heavy on the hop, something that is often missing in these Black IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Draft. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, grapefruit/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit, some earthy, coffee. Light-medium body, fairly smooth, thought of it as a Black APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark brown in color with a tan head. Flavors of light resin, some roast, hints of cocoa, citrus peel, and a light hint of some solvent. Overall, good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2014
From bottle. Brownish black color with some dark tan head. Aroma is tobacco, roast, and some bitter citrus. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted nuts, orange, and bitter grapefruit. Finishes smoothly with a bittersweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle - pours dark amber with thick tan head. Nose of hop, roasted malt, coffee beans. Smooth, frothy, and oily mouthfeel. Taste is of piney hop, roasted malt, bitter chocolate dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (838) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark and deep, high fluffy beige head. Roast grain bitterness throughout. Like an imperial stout with hops.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
authenticmead (65) - 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..

3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - 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.


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