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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A pinch of black malt and a splash of roasted barley break this IPA apart from tradition, Cascadian Dark. Join the shady revolution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
The aroma is much like your typical IPA. The color is rich and dark as you would expect. The flavor is like a creamier IPA with a hint of chocolate. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Tap. Black pour with a creamy beige head. Looks marvelous. Smells like an IPA, tastes like an IPA, looks like a frothy stout. Taste is mostly pine hop - with a Lagunitas-like creaminess to it. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
Tap, JL Beers, Fargo, ND, USA. Deep black colour, frothy beige head. Fresh hop aroma, deceiving for the appearance. Some chocolate on the first sip, then fading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of kenb in the Mystery Swap v4.0. Pours a clear dark ruby brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big pine and citrus, sticky, caramel. Medium bodied, malty, spicy earthy grapefruit pith. Finishes with some light roast, and grapefruit. Tasty, thanks Ken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a deep, and see through, brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral, a little earthy, and toasty. Tastes of pine, toasted caramel, floral, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Black body with a soft, frothy beige head. Solid toasted malt body that was refreshingly not heavily roasted. Piney hops with a leafy, citrus, floral character. Good offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On draught at the Draught house. Pours a dark ruby pour with soapy beige head. Aroma is soap, caramel, bitter. Flavor is soap, bitter, nutty, bread. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 This was a pleasant surprise from Widmer. Iím not a big fan of all of the new black (D)IPAs and still found this beer quite enjoyable. Thereís a healthy if restrained roasted/chocolate malt note. The hops are floral and piney, strong but not harsh. Itís quite dry, which is very good for this sub-style. Itís a creamy, rich beer that drinks bigger than its abv. I assume this beer is a limited edition, which is really a shame as itís quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (356) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Murky, brown pour. Not exactly "pitch black", but darker than most IPAís. Aroma of charred toast, pine, grapefruit. Flavors of citrus, grapefruits, and perhaps a touch of roasted malts. Bitter, juicy hop finish. Watery mouthfeel. Not complex or really that mind blowing. Fair I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Really dark brownmore than black but that was the least of my complaints. It smelled weird, sort of hoppy and then brown ale. The taste was more of the same, mostly dark malts with a slight bit of hops, like a hoppy brown ale but not an IPA as far as my tastebuds are concerned. Still, not a bad beer but not a true black IPA like Stone 11. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-18-2010 03:43:54

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