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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) is dark in color, with a prominent “Northwest” hoppy aroma – citrusy, piney and resinous – with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, chocolate malt or caramel notes. Despite it’s rich color, the body is more reminiscent of an India Pale Ale, not heavy like a porter or stout. It takes the very deft hands of our Fish brewers to make these flavors play well together so that they don’t fight one another. But as you’ll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and you’ll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special. Available April 1st – June 30th in 22oz bottles & draft

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3.5
fonefan (50648) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light burnt, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, light citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, wood, pine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

3.3
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour, medium beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity,some floral hops as well as mild roast, toffee and some herbs. Flavour is rather grassy and floral, quite bitter grassy notes. Mild roast, toffee and sweet maltyness as well.

3.8
Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle. I can smell the pine as soon as I open it. Pretty much black color, tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of pine and burnt dark chocolate. Taste is bittersweet dark milk chocolate. Tasty.

3.7
Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Nose has some burnt and dry pine, a bit of pine, cocoa. Medium sweet with lots of dry chocolate, some toasty pine, light earth. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mellow roast fin, more toasty pine, dry grapefruit. Pretty darn tasty.

3.6
Rasmus40 (21689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish 231114

3.7
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey, BC
Dark brown, almost black color; medium sized head. There is a very nice fruity aroma (but mild), that surpasses the aroma of roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel and lean body; strong flavor of roasted malts, some coffee; powerful resiny hopping from the middle perception till the long final; drier feeling in the end, because of the raising roasted malts.
Very good.

3.7
saxo (19250) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, caramel, lactose sugar and has a nice bitter finish.

3.7
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours dark brown / black with a reddish hue and small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, espresso and potent hops. Flavour begins with caramel malt, roasted flavours and dark fruits, finishing with citrus hops and tropical fruits. Very solid.

3.7
chrisv10 (18211) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little dusty and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little grapefruit, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.


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