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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale - COAST Brewing Company

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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-27-2010

Beer brewed like a stout but with the flavors of an IPA.
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 26
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On tap at Closed For Business.

Black, thick. Dark, thick tan head. Scents of fresh cut grass, citrusy hops, some smokiness. Taste is hop dominated with hints of bitter chocolate, coffee and smoke. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, low carbonation. Overall, good drinkable beer, well balanced with nice hop bitterness

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22oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 9/25/13

A: Pours an opaque black with some browning on the edges when held to light. Just under 2 fingers width of light mocha colored head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves lots of streaky lacing.

S: Roasted malt, black coffee, piney hops, citrus rind. Really great combination of dark and hop aromas.

T: Follows the nose, roasted malts and black coffee are the initial flavors I get. Hops come out next with sweet citrus and piney bitterness. More citrus than on the nose. Really excellent.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the heavier side (which might be my only complaint in the whole beer), drinkability is very good.

O: Great balance of dark components and hops. Exactly what a Black IPA should be in my opinion. Well done.

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This ale is black with a light tan head. The head was two fingers, very smooth and creamy looking and had very good retention. There was also some nice lacing left down the glass.
I first smelled chocolate and coffee. As it warmed I was able to smell what I believed to be raisins and also the grapefruit hop aromas.
The chocolate and coffee flavors dominate this beer. The grapefruit hop character is also present, just not quite as strong.
This ale is medium bodied and silky smooth despite the decent level of carbonation. Starts with the slight hop flavors then finishes with chocolate and coffee combo. It leaves a nice rich and slightly bitter coffee aftertaste.
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A - over a finger of nice mocha colored head. Some large bubbles in the middle surrounded by tiny ones. Very strong lacing. Body is pretty pitch black. I'm getting light through at about 5-7mm.

S - Tons of fresh hops and then when you dive it lots of chocolate and nuts. The fresh hops overtake this one though.

T - Bitter chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Slight harsh hops. Way too bitter for me. As it warms, things start to mellow out and meld.

M - Great carbonation and full body.

O - I'll admit, I'm not a black ale fan, but this one takes it to a new level. Too much tobacco, bitterness, and harshness. Maybe this was a bad bottle, but not for me.

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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.