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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A pinch of black malt and a splash of roasted barley break this IPA apart from tradition, Cascadian Dark. Join the shady revolution.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Beautiful black beer with lovely hop and roasted malt nose. I am not a huge fan of these black IPAs and Widmer (though a quality brew) is one of my least favorite. The bitterness in this case does not mix too well with the roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, earth, caramel, roasted malt, and orange. Flavor of pine, herbs, grass, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark walnut brown with a tight beige head that shows decent retention and leaves high on the glass. Aroma and flavour is all about the Cascade: citrus rind and resin in abundance. There isn’t much roast or burnt malt character-- just enough to attenuate any meaningful sweetness. Really this drinks like any well-made West Coast IPA, it just looks impressively dark. The hops are what make this beer good, the black malts are almost superfluous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (284) - Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, mahogany brown. Foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly a piney hops, with malt overtones. Flavor is very hoppy up front ,with malt overtones and a malt aftertaste. Malty for an IPA. It feels a bit thicker than a usual IPA as well. Overall, a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Pour was fairly dark with a light tan head. Aroma was of citrus and light spicy hop. If my eyes were closed, I would not guess that this beer was colored the way it was for there was hardly any burnt or roasted flavors. It seems like there was just enough black malt added to darken the beer but not quite enough for much flavor. It is a very well blended IPA, but if one was to travel to this unique area of a beer style, I would have liked to have seen them take it a bit further and combine the full roast flavor with a bitter IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7564) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black with an attractive tan head and a sweet toasty chocolate aroma. The flavor is roasted malt with subtle chocolate and residual bitterness. Not like any other IPA I have tried, but interesting and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle: Dark chestnut brown pour with a large, creamy tan head. Resembles a porter. Strong nose is citrus, that’s about it. Tastes roasty with light sweeter notes from citrus and chocolate. Nice finish is sweet and lingering citrus hops. Lightly nutty. Different, but good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
On tap at the Blue Door Pub, St. Paul, MN. Quite dark -- obsidian colored, almost. Decent lacing and a mocha colored head. Aroma is subtle pine hops and some light roasted malts. Flavor-wise, the same notes as the aroma are present, but the beer is surprisingly watered-down tasting, with low flavor intensity. Watery, to be sure. However, there is a creaminess to it that attempts to make up for the lack of flavor body, but it’s not enough to finish the job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle left at my house. Decided to drink. Not bad. Peppery bitter hops on the tongue. Some burnt malt. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Roasted malt aroma paired with citrus hops with the appearance of a porter. Dark brown to black but not completely opaque. Hints of coffee and lingering bitterness. A little one note like though and a tad watery. Interesting style.


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