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Black's Dawn - Cismontane Brewing Company

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90
outstanding

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
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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California

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan, cappuccino like head. Previous posts of "mocha" coloured head are spot on. At 50 SRM this beer is about as black as it gets, some shades of dark red wine ( maybe) just under head.
Coffee and dark chocolate mostly dominate the nose. Earth and a bit of hoppy pineyness come near the end. Roasted barley subdued with chocolate and black malts also noticeable.
Coffee is softened by chocolate malt and balanced with a very pleasant hop bitterness. Dark chocolate lingers, virtually no booziness- the rich chocolate, roastiness of the coffee and slight pungent aspect of hops masks beautifully.
A viscous mouthfeel is broken up by hop/coffee bitterness. The illusion of American oak afforded. Great carbonation allows this stout to be more than just a desert pairing.
Overall a very balanced coffee stout in the company of many one-sided coffee stouts. Hop pineyness and coffee astringency paired remarkedly with chocolate malt makes this a surprising after work beer. Hard to find in the bottle but I hope that changes soon!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:36:56 | More by LBDriver
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Opaque Black little to no head. No lacing

Aroma- Big wow ! Prune, Port Plum, Coffee Dark Cherry and molasses

Taste- Smooth coffee plum leather, tobacco and molasses. No bitter over cooked coffee taste and at 50 IBU hops blend seamlessly with coffee a little black licorice in the finish.

Mouthfeel- slick and smooth IMO where both an imperial stout and a coffee imperial stout should be. Light on the carbonation but that is to be expected.

Overall I may say my favorite offering from Cismontane love the nose and taste for sure!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 21:52:15 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Hyatt Orange County, CA. Absolutely pitch black with a nice tan head that stayed; very good retention.
The aroma was predominantly coffee with hints of cocoa coming through.
Taste upfront was also of roasted coffee with hints of cocoa bitterness coming through towards the end. Medium to full bodied stout stout.
I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth this stout was. The alcohol made it's presence felt slowly. This is definitely a sipper.
I am glad I got a chance to try this, definitely not disappointed. Wouldn't hesitate to try it again if and when I visit CA again.
Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 02:33:24 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Black's Dawn from Cismontane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.