Dead Frog The Obsidian Dagger IPA Noire

Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Aldergrove, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%

Sparks fly when bold & beautiful tropical hops meet a brazen & daring roasted malt base. Their chemistry is undeniable and perfectly balances the hop flavours and aromas of a powerhouse IPA with the depth and intricacy of a complex dark ale.

The creator of the Fearless IPA and Commander Imperial Stout pulls no punches with his newest masterpiece. Hes brought your taste buds to their knees with monstrous Imperial IPAs and made them sing with cavernously deep Imperial Brown Ales. Now he brings you his greatest triumph!

Malts: Pale Ale, Cara 60, Biscuit, Chocolate, Carafa II, Special B, Roast Barley
Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Galaxy
First batch: February 2014

Editors note: also called Dawn of the Dead

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
An astringent, hoppy, malt bomb. Hint of mace, cookies, vanilla, and anise. Dark brown with a one finger, creamy, light tan head. Toasted grains, pine and chocolate aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6205) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
650ml bottle pours almost black in colour with a finger of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of roasted grains and chocolate with some pine and citrus notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain, pine and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a brew that is definitely suited to the style. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1636) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2016
offwhite small creamy frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. black flat thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, strawberry quik, olive, moderate malt, chocolate. initial flavor: moderate sweet (chocolate and malt). final flavor: heavy bitter (hoppy) and moderate sweet (strawberry quik). palate: oily texture,lively carbonation, medium body and metallic finish. Low drinkability. 50s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1148) - - AUG 4, 2016
Visual: Pours obsidian black with a decent-sized 2cm lasting super foamy head, thick fine lacing, barely visible bubbles here and there.

Nose: a bit toasted malts (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: almost slick-crisp, immediate hop presence

Mid-palate: background bittersweet roast, micro-tingly, sharp grapefruit bitter, (lvl-4-sweentess)

Finish: peppery, hop oil citrusy tang, dark chocolate, lingering off-dry deep roast bitterly hopped

Summary: Lots going on here with citrus bitter hops, deep bittersweet roasted malts, creamy tingly smooth mouthfeel, and lots of length and good depth. Overall well constructed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Noir avec une moyenne robe marron. Larme du malt torrfi, du chocolat, et un peu dhoublon dagrume. En bouche il y a plein du malt torrfi, avec un peu du chocolat et un amertume moyenne. Du ct stout plutt que du IPA, mais trs bonne quand mme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (393) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Another good one from dead frog. Black color with some chocolate and pine notes. Taste is hoppy with a lot of dark roast. Very well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma abundante, fina, bege, de mdia durao. Aroma de tostado, com notas de alcauz, melado, caf, madeira e defumado. Sabor amargo mdio que termina em leve dulor torrado, deixando amargor prolongado aps. Sabor de tostado, com notas de alcauz, caf, chocolate amargo, resina e balsmico. Acidez baixa. Encorpada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14787) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft - Lots of dark roast. Jet brown with a beige rich head. Dark roast and light leafy hop. Not enough hop to compete with roast .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (951) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2016
Negra opaca, espuma marrom de boa formao e mdia persistncia, irregular. Aroma misto entre lupulado e torrado, leve caf, malte. Paladar de mdio amargor tendendo para torrado, leve dulor maltado. Corpo e carbonatao mdios. Final de mdia persistncia, misto de floral lupulado com torrado, charuto, saborosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - SEP 17, 2015
Excelente cerveja. Aroma floral, bem lupulado. Colorao marrom acobreada con espuma persistente. Corpo mdio com lpulo presente na medida certa. Retrogosto amargo com leve torrefao persistente

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