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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Black Raven is a black IPA, aka Cascadian Dark Ale. Roasted malts give this beer its dark color & rich flavor. But make no mistake, this is still an IPA, with a massive amount of hops selected to balance the roasted malt character & add bitterness & flavor. Available on draft and for a limited time only.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks to DanielCoor. Bottle says best before 8/13. Shared with friends. Pretty much almost black color. Brown on the edges. Interesting nose. Kind of smokey, burnt sugars. Little dark chocolate. Light to moderate roast. Lightly citrusy, spicy hop, a good amount, contributes a nice bitter taste. Minimal sweet. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Enjoyable, smooth, easy drinking black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Cask at Growlers Pourhouse. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Slight pine note on the nose. A lot more pine sol on the tongue. Has a drying effect on the tongue with the finish. Solid!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is pine with some black malt. Flavor is roasted malt and pine. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1431) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours dark brown into my tulip with large dark beige head. Roasted grain and pine abound from the nose with some raisins and grapefruit mixed in. Nice crisp hops up front with a surprise chocolate flavor. Lingering roasted flavor. Thr hop-to-chocolate profile here borders on porter. But too much bite for that. Pretty rich but maintains a crsipness through medium-strong carbonation and finishes dry. I think this is very well done, and I am pretty mixed on black IPAs. I would drink this again for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Dark brown-black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet floral pine and citrus with cocoa, brown sugar, nutty toasted malt, and mild roast. Flavor is a sharp, dry citrus rind bitterness with faint nose of roasted malt. Medium body. Long, dry, bitter finish with light coffee. Flavor profile is somewhat one-dimensional

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Love this black IPA, beautiful tan head, but dark and hoppy to the core. Delicious finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
22oz bottle, as shown .. . pours a deep brown black .. medium head, light lacing .. . roast and brown hops, light tar .. . slick mouth .. . quite the surprise, i liked this .. . . i am a raven! .. really...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bomber that has been sitting in my parent’s fridge since I visited over a year ago. Black pour with a thin tan head and strong lacy retention. Aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruit and maple. Tastes are burnt toast, caramel, coffee, earthy citrus bitter. Good balance. Thin to medium creamy texture. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoplocal (10) - Sykesville, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Not much on the nose, but what is there smells very good. It doesn't look so great either. Dark brown and cloudy. But who cares? I didn't by this to look at and sniff. It tastes very good. Hoppy with a bunch of chocolate. Really good interpretation of cascadian dark. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with barely any head. Way undercarbonated. Big roasty, chocolate aroma. Taste is slightly burned malt with very assertive bitterness without much hops flavor to accompany it. Much more a slightly hoppy stout than a black IPA.


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