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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The rich darkness is not excessive as is sometimes seen in other craft iterations. A medium high hop flavor and aroma befits this style. The caramel and roasted malt flavors and aromas are enhanced with a well-controlled fruitiness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
12oz bottle, very dark brown color, with a pillowy tan-colored head, nice bread, toasted, chocolate, black, biscuity malt, brown chocolate nose, with a light coffee, burnt dried fruit note and a faint earthy floral leafy, grassy hop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, nice dark bitter chocolate baking bar, chocolate cake, coffee, brown chocolate, chocolate bran muffin character with an earthy flowery tobacco, leafy, grassy hoppy flavour, leading towards a chocolatey, coffee, roasty maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
(tap) deep black with tan head. Toasted malt aroma with some hops. Flavor is coffee, toasted malt, with strong hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Nice dark brown. Not quite black. Foam is nice a frothy. Aroma is roasted coffee beans which is apparent in the taste followed by a smooth finish. There is some residual aftertaste which detracts from the experience for me. Overall, not a bad drinking brew!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (346) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a light brown frothy head. Malty taste up front with a hopped IPA finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 oz. gift bottle from neighbor’s last Minn. trip stash. Poured to a Czech-pils glass with a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, frothy, brownish tan head foam that morphed into a merigue consistency, and deposited lasting waves & spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was aromatic but mild notes of roastiness, caramel, citrusy hop, sweet esters, and light, malty creaminess. The flavor presented medium, earthy and lingering hop bitterness, smooth malt to match, with a medium+ body, a pleasantly dry and bitter finish, and a bit of alcohol warmth at the finale. I really liked the balance and all around mouthfeel of this Cascadian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (716) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours black with low creamy white head, aroma is dominated by roast with some grassy hops. Taste is mostly roast with a pretty bitter finish, tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
I liked this beer more than I thought I would. Pleasant hop bitterness with a malty aroma, has some nice brown to black color, and a great balance.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Steve - thanks! 12 fl oz bottle, poured into a tulip, cloudy dark brown. Nose is malt and hops. Flavor is bitter with some citrus, roast and malt. Not very well balanced, overly bitter and dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Dark body with off white head. This is definitely more on the stout side of the black IPA style. Like a really nice stout with noticable hops, rather than just a darkened or slightly roasted malt IPA, which is more typical of black IPAs. Anyway, this was unique and very tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (663) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
bottle. Not bad. Moderately hoppy with some notes of pepper and roasted malt.


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