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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smoorenc (1) - Lincolnton, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010 does not count
This is my new favorite beer. I went back twice to have it. Only thing I would suggest is to serve it colder. It is served almost warm and by time you finish it the beer is room temp. Great hops!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3661) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Oh yeah. I really like this one. It is simultaneously light and extremely hoppy. Pours dark and with a relatively large head. Some hints of roasting under the hops, which makes for a really interesting brew.

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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3303) - Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Strong aroma is hoppy with a firm yeasty undertone, a hint of fruit, and a smoky whisper. It pours an opaque chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Flavor is downright lip-smacking - hoppy and smoky, having notes of grass, citrus, burnt wood and coffee with just a hint of caramel and - could that be molasses? Smooth texture has above-average body and a good amount of fizz.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Coffee malt, orange, and grapefruit peel/pine hops aroma - tough to put a finger on - seems to change with each sniff. Opaque brown with large tan head. Sweet dark chocolate/coffee malt and pine hops flavor. Light ash and black pepper finish. Excellent blending. Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Roasty coffee and chocolate malt, orange hops aroma, really fresh smelling. Black brown with a thick creamy tan head, thick heavy lacing. Coffee malt, ash, spicy pine hops flavor. Full creamy body. Malt character is porter like.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jcro32 (19) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22 Ounce bottle poured into Stone 15th anniversary glass. A: Black with dark brown edges when held to light. 1 and a half finger tan head of very fine bubbles, good retention. N: Roasted chocolate malt mixing with earthy/piney hops. Very inviting. T: Similar to the nose but with a surprising entrance of peanut butter. Semi sweet chocolate, pine hops, and coffee grounds in the middle with medium hop bitterness in the finish. M: Just a hair high on the carbonation but with a silky almost oily coating of the palete leaving me wanting more. O: Great version of the Black IPA coming second only to Dubhe from Uinta in my book.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Duckworths. Black in appearance. Creamy offering. A perfect balance of the styles.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1035) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours pitch black with a rocky khaki head that descends to a ring and leaves some stringy lace. Nose involves fresh evergreen and mint hop notes along with roast coffee and some cream. Fairly sweet and fairly bitter. Medium bodied, oily, with a toasty and hoppy bitter finish. A nice black IPA, definitely roast forward but not too much so, with a nice complimentary hop profile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/2/10. Had this new offering from OHB on tap at City Bev in Winston. Came out a creamy black with a wispy tan head on top. Decent retention. Left some light lacing on the glass edge. Scents of freshly-ground hop pellets, pine, and just a hint of roastedness. The mouth is smooth and firm. Decent carbonation level. Not too filling, though it’s thick in appearance. Great hoppy bitterness in this hybrid beer. Nothing harsh, just a crisp bite that finishes smooth and creamy. Light burnt flavor on the backend. I sipped this I walked the store lusting over all of the beer I couldn’t buy. Easily drinkable. Recommend.


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