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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, light pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bittersweet/milk chocolate, light pine, roast. Medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and roasty. Tastes of the same with some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22 ounce from Weinhaus, Asheville. Big black body. Creamy carbonated head. Bit of chocolate in the taste. Nice hop aroma. Good bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours brownish black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with piney and floral hops. The flavor has resinous piney hops and toasty and roasted malts. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours black. White head. Nose/taste of marshmallow, hops, lightly roasted chocolate malt, bitter chocolate and resinous hops. Medium body. Good mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a smal tan head. Aroma is darlk roasted malty and sligth fruity. Bitter, roasted malty and slight butterish. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is toasted malt and a light resin. Toasted malt and resiny hops on the flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Poured into a newly acquired Old Hickory pint glass. Enjoy before September 2011, so this is a fresh one. 4.5 A: Pours black. Two fingers of creamy tan head with very good retention and tons of lacing. 4.0 S: Smells more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA. Anyway, this starts out with a light roasty burntness then the hops kick in and add citrusy and earthy components. Subtle chocolate notes worth well with the citrus giving the impression of orange flavored chocolate. Not bad. 3.5 T: Like every other black IPA Iíve had, the flavors compete instead of complement. Good bit of roastiness to start again with a light burntness. Subtle chocolate and caramel notes. Hops are strengthy and contribute citrus with emphasis on orange. Slightly more than moderate bitterness. Roasty aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit lighter in body than Iíd like. Could also be creamier. 3.5 D: Not bad for the style (which is one I canít get into). Iím not sure if Iíll ever love drinking a black IPA, but Iím not going to give up just yet. There has to be some combination out there that will please me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-18-2011 22:35:42

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bomber received in a trade with McNuts. Thanks again Keith! Best by 7/11. Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy light beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with soapy lacing. Roasted malt aroma with lots of earthy hops and subtle citrus notes. Hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, oatmeal and caramel along with earthy pine and citrus rind. A bit malty for my preference but standard for the style. Medium bodied with a blast of dry and bitter earthy hops that linger throughout over the deep roasted malt flavor into a long dry finish. The hop presence is much more prominent than the aroma suggest with lots of dry earthy pine flavor and subtle citrus notes. Very dry and bitter with slight sweetness to balance things out. This is balanced by a deep roasted malt profile with hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, oatmeal, caramel, toffee and coffee/espresso bean. Very complex and well balanced and although it has plenty of roasted malt it is still plenty hoppy and can still be considered an IPA. Complex and easy to drink with a well masked ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle thanks to Spencer. Pours a dark brown color with a medium grey head. the aroma is sweet citrus and pine. the flavor leans more toward a porter; sweet roast and coffee, rich bitter fruity hops, pine and lingering zingy bitterness on the palate. Nice. Very drinkable.

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