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RATINGS: 618   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.


Feinschmecker's rating

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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1980) - 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 it’s quite ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3351) - 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 (4492) - 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 (4571)
- 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 (3472) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1098) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some fruits, some coffee, hops. Flavour is malty, roasty and light hoppy, with a moderate to medium bitter and roasty finish. Body is medium, not quite full. Nice Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (328) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Black body, with a small, creamy, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, citrus, berries. Tastes of chocolate, wood, coffee, citrus, orange, some dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, roasty, with chocolate, coffee and citrus. Nice one. Nothing special, but well balanced, quaffable, with nice dark malt and citric notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (638) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Slightly hazy, dark brown. Frothy, light tan head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Mellow, hoppy flavour. Chocolate. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3140) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle, as part of the 924 series. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby / brown with airy greyish head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with some estery notes. Bitter, inte se, hoppy falvour, with citric notes and touches of roast and yeast. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter and rough but not aggressive afteraste. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-6-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep drown beer with a one-half finger white head. The head had great retention, but eventually faded to give decent lacing.. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of hop. A nice dose of citrus and pine are mixed with aromas of roasted malt and a light chocolate smell. Taste – The taste begins with a nice blend of roast and hop. A chocolate and roasted malt flavor mixed with some citrus and pine notes. As the flavor advances to the middle the roasted flavors get stronger while the hop remains the same. At the same time a light char flavor comes to the tongue as well, complementing the roasted flavors well. The roast and char flavors, at the end, begin to lose ground to some sweeter flavors as well as more hop. Some semi-sweet coffee and citrus grapefruit hop flavor combine with the rest to nicely round out the taste. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with the carbonation the same. Overall – A pretty decent dark IPA. It has a good hop and roast flavors. While not the best out there, as it’s transitions and complementation of the roast, sweet and hop flavors are not always smooth, it does have decent individual flavors..


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