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RATINGS: 101   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is very citrusy and hoppy. The roastedness is quite light (you might miss it if you aren’t looking for it). Quite a tasty black IPA/not-so-black IPA. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Dark brown-black. Really nice resiny citrus hop aromatics, light roastiness in the malts but otherwise they don’t do much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31480) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4052) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with with bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (278) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours a deep, dark brown/black, with a dense yet foamy chocolate-milk-colored head that clings to the glass. The aroma is hop forward, with characteristics of pine and fruity citrus. The flavor is more complex, with an almost ashy roasted malt character that builds on the bitterness provided by the fresh and lively hops. The result isn’t a powerful bitterness, though, but rather is more of a dull, lingering ache on the tongue. The light carbonation doesn’t get in the way but simply helps things glide along.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3567) - 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.


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