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Black's Dawn - Cismontane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-31-2014 22:10:32 | More by masterofsparks
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jeff1973

California

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

08-30-2014 19:56:11 | More by jeff1973
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Tutoraxia

California

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.

08-26-2014 02:14:06 | More by Tutoraxia
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sillyhed8

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2014 22:01:21 | More by sillyhed8
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2014 17:49:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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AleHunter805

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-24-2014 19:57:56 | More by AleHunter805
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2014 14:55:18 | More by Chuffbomb
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gelasin

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-22-2014 00:06:02 | More by gelasin
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lehueve

Mexico

4.42/5  rDev +9.1%

07-13-2014 23:57:56 | More by lehueve
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-08-2014 15:54:46 | More by GClarkage
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 06:40:41 | More by davegray
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-27-2014 18:58:39 | More by sammyg832
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 19:39:08 | More by jwswigs
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jmbot4371

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2014 00:26:12 | More by jmbot4371
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wakeuptothesun

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-07-2014 17:12:14 | More by wakeuptothesun
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-03-2014 06:11:16 | More by ohiobeer29
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UnknownKoger

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 20:09:04 | More by UnknownKoger
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-19-2014 23:45:08 | More by JDM44
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-19-2014 23:16:03 | More by tommyguz
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-11-2014 21:42:49 | More by MonkeyBread
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-08-2014 01:30:40 | More by XmnwildX12
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

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.
OVERALL: This is a pretty good imperial stout with added coffee. I could definitely see this as a good compliment to a Sunday brunch. Worthy.

05-03-2014 22:30:50 | More by Stinkypuss
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-02-2014 01:44:14 | More by BeersAndBears
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2014 03:13:26 | More by mc4z
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Joshpu

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2014 05:51:36 | More by Joshpu
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Black's Dawn from Cismontane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.