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RATINGS: 107   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, 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 (2848) - 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 (4372) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warsteiner (11) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Aroma: Toasted, nutty, Light hops Appearance: light head, light brown, fair lacing, dark coffee Flavor: good balance, starts sweet immediately replaced with bitter Palate: Light dry clean Overall: Very good balance for the senses.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
(22oz bomber best by Dec 11 thanks to Exiled) clearish deep brown with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of honey, funk, lactose, roasty, and grapefruit. Taste is roasty, bitter, grapefruit, and leans towards bitter rather than roasty or sweet. Oily body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Black, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma is chocolatey and pine. Taste is bitter chocolate, body is light to medium. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Dark black/brown cola colored pour with a very rapidly fading khaki head. Nice pine/citrus hop aroma over subtle malty notes. Coffee chocolate mocha flavor with a blast of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with medium-high tingly carbonation and moderate astringency. Very nice. One of my favorite Olde Hickory beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to JCB, pours dark brownish black with creamy tan head. Aroma has the usual CDA notes, with lots of roast, coffee, toffee, some pine and grass in there, touch of chocolate as well. Taste is very smooth and balanced, leaning more towards the porter/stout side than the IPA side, which is fairly rare in this category in general. Nice roast, toffee, coffee and chocolate mixing fairly well, some hints of bitter pine and grass, finishing fairly bitter, some from the hops and some from the roast. Nice brew overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1110) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with thin tan head. Smells: roasty, cherry (fake cherry), brandy, cotton candy. Tastes: smoked, bitter, dry. Very light on the palate. Nice long dry finish.


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