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RATINGS: 103   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle from Sam - thanks! Black pour with a chunky tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is light, dry roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, minimal pine, and hop bitterness. Taste is a roasted malt backbone with oats and light chocolate and a complimentary medium hop bitterness through the finish. This hop component seems to take a back seat to the dry, roast character and works well for me. Even mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, chocolate, pine, and citrus with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 29, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Olde HickoryTap House
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, touch of hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter black chocolate, caramel sweetness ties it together and balances it out, touch of coffee, hine of sweet pine, long bitter finish

Date: November 11, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: bruisin ales
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, light citrus
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of citrus hops, bitter dark chocolate

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle thanks to exiled. dark brown pour with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, hops, florals, and lightly bitter. smooth on the palate, roasted malts upfront followed by citrus, florals, and a roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Black colored pour with a tan head on it. Smell is hoppy, malty, and has a fair amount of roasted chocolate in the nose. Taste sweet and hoppy, smooth and easy to drink. Refreshing to a certain degree...followed it up with a Stone Sublimely - no comparison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Looks like a Black IPA, Smells like a black IPA, and tastes like a black IPA. Very flavorful and robust with hoppy notes and roasty profile. First beer by this brewery was great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Big roasted flavors then bam the hops hit. Huge flavors hit at all different times.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle, from Triangle Wine Company. has a serve by 4/2012 date. Good aroma, sweet and roasty. Pine, little earthy mossy, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color, good head minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Meduim body, creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Pretty tasty, nicely mixed. aroma was kind of mellow, flavor got nicer as it warmed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Pine, earthy light citrus hop tones. Aging hops, moss, roasted notes, still hints of earthy pine. Would have liked to drink this fresh.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
This beer is very unique in that it has some taste notes that you don’t really expect. Firstly, the color is appearance of the beer is very nice with a dark chocolaty color. Their is some nice aromas that accompany this beer, with a chocolate, and even citrusy smell to go along with it. The taste has a long bitter taste to it is accompanied with a orange citrus taste as well. Very good beer with a very long finish!


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