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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


Cakes' rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (387) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark old cough medicine brown/black (with an off-white head) Foamy. Creamy mouthfeel, almost as if it came from a nitrogen tap. Mild hop aroma with nice citrus notes. Taste is good with decent hops. Finishes sweet.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (472) - - MAY 3, 2015
Brown, clear., billowing and lasting tan head. Full body, assertive flavor, crisp, well carbonated, well balanced heat, good lengthc pleasant finish. Sweet & sour, some roast bitterness. Roasty, fruity. Very pleasant and refreshing, tastes luke a rich porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (485) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Expired on the date, rating this as a porter. Pours black with ruby shine, big nice settling frothy head. Aroma is dark malts, fainted hops with slight citrus, caramel, brown sugar, roasty malts, milk chocolate. Tate is chocolaty, mellow, caramel, dark malts. Creamy smooth body, soft carbonation. Finish is a blend of roasty bitternes and hoppy bitterness. Some dark fruit and liquorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! thanks to LukasMH. Expired on the date. Pours transparent black with a big, frothy, light brown head. Aroma is pretty hop fruity, slight roast and some malty sweetness. Slight cranberries. Taste is sweet malty up front, but Got hoppy bitterness and fruit. Avg body and carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (88) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Nice deep flavour, lots of hop but surprisingly little head when poured from bottle. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1211) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma: floral hoppy. Flavour: a nice floral bitterness with a dry finish. Notes of grape. Colour: very dark brown with a fading offwhite head. From: outlet at one pint in Hobro. Dec. 2014

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvaCandido (39) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
Creamy and light brown foam, with small bubbles. Aromatic flavour and intense aroma. Fine body and persistent aftertaste. Try it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle courtesy of dad consumed at dads, Kilburn, Derbyshire, Thursday 15th January 2015. Pours black but I guess it was always going to with a light beige head. A light citrus nose with some malt. Taste is fruity some pine resin a little chocolate and some spent coffee grains. Jolly decent. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle: Black pour, outlined with some dark brown. A tan head settles quickly to a thin layer. Modest lacing on the glass. Aroma of sticky pungent hops, dank, full of hemp oil & resin. Some sharp ashy roast in the back; bitter citrus, heavy herbaceous notes. Flavor is loaded with hops as well, kind of wet & spicy, but still carrying through with tons of oily, dank resins. Getting more notes of white pepper, grapefruit pith, ashy leaves, burnt roasted malt, & charcoal. Burnt. Hoppy. Oily. Finish is reminiscent of dry, over-toasted rye bread. Not bad, perhaps just a little overboard in terms of perceivable bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (561) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
It pours black with a medium brown head. Lacing is significant as the head recedes from the mouth of the glass. It has a sweet citrus aroma with dried fruit elements. The aroma has touches of roasted aromas as well. The carbonation is a bit too lively for my tastes. Roasted malts dominate the taste with a bit of citrus flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (521) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with two fingers of creamy beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is light with candied and tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with a light acidic note. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Dry bitter finish with vegetal hoppy notes and some coffee flavor. Medium body, low carbonation.


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