RateBeer
overall
94
80
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


hman43's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (399) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
It is a blend of chocolate, citrus, raisins, and grapefruit in the aroma. It is black with a medium brown head. It has a strong coffee flavor with medium bitterness. There is also grapefruit with other citrus flavors. There is also a hint of raisins.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Toasted malts and resinous hops combine in this balanced Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the mahogany-hued brown.
-Earthy angles appear from the malt-hop combination.
-Drinkability is rather high.
-The flavor profile is not intense for the style, which I appreciate.

On tap at the Olde Hickory Station.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
A dark brown ipa with a thin mocha head. In aroma, bitter chocolate malt with herbaceous character, floral hops, resinous, strange. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with good floral hops, resinous, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at Olde Hickory Station.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a khaki head. Grassy and piney hop aromas abound. Flavor is bone dry overly hopped stout. Take this review with a grain of salt I don’t care for black ipas. This just comes across as an unbalanced stout to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (432) - - MAY 21, 2014
From a bomber. Pours black and opaque with a decent sized khaki head. Nice roasted malt aroma- smoky, chocolate, earth, coffee. Taste is the same and it drinks like it means it. Mouthfeel is pretty slick and full- almost drinks more like a stout but tons of hops pretty much negate that feeling quickly. Nice bitterness to it. Like a happy marriage of stouts and IPA’s. Easy to sip on- could be a summer or winter beer. Clever.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit hops with no roast. Jet black with a rich beige head. Big overpowering bitterness, grapefruit and roast. Much too bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Flight at Sunny Point. Black with red. A blotchy beige head. I smell earth with rich malts andspicy hops. Oniony hops, dammit. I don’t like oniony hops. I am pretty much gone after noting the hops. My loss.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap. Pours a near clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grass and dark grains as well as a pine bitterness. Flavor has more pine and resin with a creamy dark grain backing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6154) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
11/27/13. Enjoyed on tap while walking around the Downtown Market. Almost black pour, nice khaki head. Nice aroma, some ash, coffee, and chocolate with a small dose of citrus hoppiness. Nicer flavor, good balance of dark, roasted malts and citrus hop burst. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. From notes, July 26, 2012. A: Rich roasted malts and some hoppy goodness. Roast, dark chocolate, nice piney and citrus hops, and maybe some coffee in the background. A: Poured a pitch black with a massive two-finger head that was fairly light in color. T: Dark roasted malt and pine and citrus zest hops up front. The aftertaste brings about cocoa and coffee ground flavors. There is a medium amount of bitterness in the middle before the cocoa and coffee flavors kick in that slowly fades after each sip. P: Medium carbonation, dry finish, active carbonation. O: A decent but largely unexciting Black IPA. Maybe a little astringent, but a really good mix of a bitter ipa and a slightly roasted stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Duckworths. Black in appearance. Creamy offering. A perfect balance of the styles.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50