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RATINGS: 623   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rockonbeerblog (15) - - APR 8, 2013
A pretty good black IPA. A decent balance of roasted malt and hops. Much better balance then some Black IPAs i have tried.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, coffee and light fruit. Flavor was sweet & bitter with coffee, pine, chocolate, roast, mild fruit and had some grapefruit bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
12oz bottle - So my local grocery store started carrying this and while the price is really nice, the beer isnt so great. A below-average showing for the style, it lacks any resemblance of an IPA, instead borders on being a weak dry stout and a bad pale ale. Its a solid looking beer in my glass though, but it needs a whole lot more of a lot of things to be even considered average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (141) - Padova, ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, in pratica nero, impenetrabile. Schiuma abbastanza fine, scarsa e poco persistente, dal colore marroncino un po scuro. AROMA: biscottato, strano ma interessante aroma di intonaco. Si avverte anche lerbaceo, ma soprattutto del floreale (gelsomino), soprattutto quando la bevuta va avanti e la bottiglia si "scalda". GUSTO: appena messa in bocca, ti accorgi subito che scivola molto bene. Chiari sentori biscottati e anche un po maltati. Nella seconda parte del sorso emerge il tostato, per poi chiudere con un retrogusto in cui riemerge il biscottato e un amaro interessante, dove puoi avvertire il sapore del luppolo utilizzato, che comunque si sente un po durante tutta la bevuta. Se lasciata un po fuori dal frigo, si avvertono anche lievi toni liquorosi. La carbonizzazione si sente, ma non per niente invadente. A volte ritorna quel tono di "intonaco", un tono strano, ma che rende la birra particolare. Non va bevuta appena tolta dal frigo. Birra appagante e molto interessante, che i fa ricordare.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ Melkebaren. Dark amber body with a medium sized tan head. Malty aroma with toffee and citric fruit. Nice smooth malt flavor, lots of malt with light coffee, some dry fruit and medium bitterness. Nice balanced body and some more pronounced bitterness in aftertaste. Decent and quite malty BIPA but a bit one dimensional after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"no longer W10 but a 4 pack of pitch black bottled 3/11. citrusy and bitter hops atop some roasty black malt. not overly complex and no mouth watering character to it, but a decent representation of the style."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2053) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Pours fairly dark brown, not even close to being black, with a creamy tanned head. Smell of roast, dust, hints of pine and citrus, but not very dominating hops in here. Moderate sweet, roast and toast, some tar, some light fruity elements like blackcurrant, quite drinkable. Moderate bitter, ash, resins and coffee. Not so revolutionary that the bottle says, but its quite ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of sweet liquorice, roasted malt, creamy and thick. Taste is mellow, balanced, creamy, thick, medium hoppy and fairly bitter with big roasted notes. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing down the glass. Looks ok. Ok aroma, but not as I really like my BIPA. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild hoppy. Fine body, and a fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation. Quite ok flavor, but wish it was more powerful. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild grapefruit hoppy.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4961)
- Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de.Dark chestnut brown color with medium thick beige head. Nice aroma of grapefruit hops with resin and pines. Taste, dark malt followed by nice piney hops. Medium long piney hoppy bitter finish. Tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3516) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some light hops underneath. Bitter hops at the start of the flavor with a roasted coffee middle and a bitter hop aftertaste. Mediocre.


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