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Black's Dawn - Cismontane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

234 Ratings
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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Buick222, Jan 20, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed January 18th, 2014 from a bottle purchased in either 2011 or 2012.

Beer is black with only the slightest deep brown highlights when held to intense light. Moderate pour results in creamy, two-finger light brown head.

Aroma is deep, dark, rich coffee. Perhaps a little dark chocolate as well, but it could also be wishful thinking.

Flavor is intense; dark roasted malts immediately give way to a dark roast coffee flavor. Baker's chocolate also. Warming and bitter with a long, granular aftertatse.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy at first but finishes a little thin. Very warming.

Very nice coffee stout; comparable to Speedway though with less subtlety.

charlzm, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Lukass, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Omnium
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pitch black with a finger of tan head, nice thick islands of lacing.
S - Very complex aroma, massive roasted malts and coffee beans, dark chocolate, some dried apricot, a little smoke, even some piney hops.
T - Very rich roasted malt and coffee flavors with a silky dark bitter chocolate, a hint of the smoke, hop bite of pine and resin.
M - Rich full and silky, a nice bitterness too.
O - Very good complex Imperial stout, lots of great flavor.

Omnium, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

KindbrewCali, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Jmitchell3, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

sendsilk, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bandi, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

atoulouk, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from Total Wine in mid-August for $6.99.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has hints of coffee and mocha.

Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, roasted malts. This is slightly sweet but the hopping level keeps things balanced nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a very nice brew. Lots of flavor going on here without a huge abv. Recommend to try it if available!

arizcards, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

studad, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mhaugo, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

dvmin98, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

drummermattie02, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

duceswild, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

yourefragile, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oline73, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Justinnitsuj, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mattvandyk, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

juicebox, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mmulebarn, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

midnitesun11, Nov 30, 2013
Black's Dawn from Cismontane Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.