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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Black Raven is a black IPA, aka Cascadian Dark Ale. Roasted malts give this beer its dark color & rich flavor. But make no mistake, this is still an IPA, with a massive amount of hops selected to balance the roasted malt character & add bitterness & flavor. Available on draft and for a limited time only.

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3.7
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with with bitter hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

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chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Thanks to emacgee for this.. Pours a dark mahogany, very brown on the edges, light mocha head, creamy, interesting color, good lacing... Nose of molasses, soap a bit of ash, weak overall... Really bitter, pine, ash, too much hops, no balance

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, light pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bittersweet/milk chocolate, light pine, roast. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.7
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, and roasty. Tastes of the same with some chocolate.

3.7
drfabulous (8485) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2011
22 ounce from Weinhaus, Asheville. Big black body. Creamy carbonated head. Bit of chocolate in the taste. Nice hop aroma. Good bitterness.

3.7
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours brownish black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with piney and floral hops. The flavor has resinous piney hops and toasty and roasted malts. Solid.

3.8
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours black. White head. Nose/taste of marshmallow, hops, lightly roasted chocolate malt, bitter chocolate and resinous hops. Medium body. Good mouth feel.

3.7
yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a smal tan head. Aroma is darlk roasted malty and sligth fruity. Bitter, roasted malty and slight butterish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.6
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is toasted malt and a light resin. Toasted malt and resiny hops on the flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.3
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Poured into a newly acquired Old Hickory pint glass. Enjoy before September 2011, so this is a fresh one. 4.5 A: Pours black. Two fingers of creamy tan head with very good retention and tons of lacing. 4.0 S: Smells more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA. Anyway, this starts out with a light roasty burntness then the hops kick in and add citrusy and earthy components. Subtle chocolate notes worth well with the citrus giving the impression of orange flavored chocolate. Not bad. 3.5 T: Like every other black IPA I’ve had, the flavors compete instead of complement. Good bit of roastiness to start again with a light burntness. Subtle chocolate and caramel notes. Hops are strengthy and contribute citrus with emphasis on orange. Slightly more than moderate bitterness. Roasty aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit lighter in body than I’d like. Could also be creamier. 3.5 D: Not bad for the style (which is one I can’t get into). I’m not sure if I’ll ever love drinking a black IPA, but I’m not going to give up just yet. There has to be some combination out there that will please me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-18-2011 22:35:42


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