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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This Cascadian Dark Ale, otherwise know as our Double Black IPA, emerged stylistically from the Pacific North West. It has an IPA backbone with a "special blend" of choice roasted malts combined with a hard hitting matchup of hops, knocking this beer into a new weight class. Dry hopped and unfiltered for maximum flavor and punch. Enjoy it with a trainer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, earthy, pine and resin hops. Flavor is dark, bitter malt and hops, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigFatOgre (13) - Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2014
I found this surprisingly good. A nice dark brew with a thick fragrant head and a lot of lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2342) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz., bottle. The pour is quite nice with its dark brown to near black color. Lingering off-white head. Really fresh aroma with an good fruit hop character as well as a clean malt note. Licorice. The body is medium. The taste has a kind of malted licorice thing going on but generally smooth.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4414) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Black. Fruity ester IPA taste. Malty with chocolate and black IPA roast. Light body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1184) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2013
I teased the brewer about his use of Sorachi Ace hops in a Cascadian Ale, but I actually like the mix. Great hop aroma and flavor. Roasted malts give a dry flavor and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On draught at Malt in Newport, RI. Arrived a very deep brown, just about black, with a thin creamy tan head that lasted through the second sip and left a full sheet of foam with each sip. Pleasant but mild aroma of pine and malt and not much else. The flavor is malt followed by a solid dose of mostly flavorless bitterness. Dry, bitter finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, fudge, vanilla, fruity hops and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2993) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a medium sized beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, citrus and nuts. Flavour is very sweet, malty and herbal, big hops present in the back of the flavor. Nice find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample as part of a flight at Mew’s Tavern on 7/3/13. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast and grassy hops. Malty and roasty flavor with grapefruit and pine hops to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12oz bottle in a bulb. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts plus some floral and light resiny/citrusy hops. Flavor the same, with an interesting blend, but not perfect. Average texture. Not bad but could be better.

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