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Black's Dawn - Cismontane Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after Black's Beach

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-03-2010)
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Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-13-2013 17:12:18 | More by imperialking
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 06:40:41 | More by davegray
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2014 00:26:12 | More by jmbot4371
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-03-2014 06:11:16 | More by ohiobeer29
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 22:30:50 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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travolta

California

3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Black, with an espresso head that has really nice retention and lacing. Not much volume.

Nose: Coffee with a tiny of of toffee at the end.

Taste: Creamy espresso. A really smooth finish. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy upfront but becomes very watery at the end.

Notes: Not much happening from the "Imperial". I am not impressed. It seems the word "imperial" is slapped on some labels for no apparent reason other than price.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 21:02:29 | More by travolta
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing goblet, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some vanilla. The taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's the addition of some brown sugar and some burnt/charred malt. I think it's a mostly roasty tasting stout, but with a nice amount of sweetness, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I wouldn't mind trying this again in the future. It's the first Cismontane beer I've tried, so I'll have to try some of their other ones soon. $5.19 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:18:07 | More by bluejacket74
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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Black's Dawn from Cismontane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.