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Black's Dawn - Cismontane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

234 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after Black's Beach

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-03-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

togarmah, Monday at 11:41 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

InfernoBoss, Oct 18, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with ruby highlights; the bubble show transforms to a thick head that delivers some nice lacing patterns

Smell: A bit roasty, with some chocolate tones and a hint of coffee

Taste: Roasty, up front, with developing chocolate and coffee flavors; more chocolate in the finish than coffee, with a touch of dark fruit

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied but somewhat thin for an imperial; moderate carbonation

Overall: For what is supposed to be an imperial stout, I was somewhat underwhelmed; a decent drinker but not really worth seeking out

brentk56, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Skunkdrool, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

GuttaMane138, Oct 08, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dsimenson, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

CarolinaKevin, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mattsucks, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

jeff1973, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

A five ounce taste at Wade's in Agoura CA 8/2014.
This is directly from Stinkypuss's review. Thank you, very well done!

LOOK: Dark brown, with a tan brown creamy head. Small amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Nutty, roasted, coffee grounds and a bit of mineral. Cocoa emerges as it warms.

TASTE: Robust malty notes, coffee, anise, dark chocolate, raw cocoa and some mineral and herbal, lightly citric hop notes. As it warms, more coffee and chocolate notes come out, giving a mocha impression. Chocolate malt and coffee are the culprits. Alcohol flavor is felt more than tasted, but is present. Vanilla coffee lasts in the aftertaste.

FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth, creamy, with a low-medium carbonation.

Not from Stinkpuss

OVERALL: A very nice stout. Memorable in the way that all of the tastes follow each other, and combine beautifully.

From a 20 oz. bottle, 8/2014.
But a shadow of it's tap version. Still nicely drinkable, but not even close to memorable.

Tutoraxia, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

sillyhed8, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

AleHunter805, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gelasin, Jul 22, 2014
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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%

lehueve, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

davegray, Jul 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jwswigs, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jmbot4371, Jun 14, 2014
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Black's Dawn from Cismontane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.