Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale | COAST Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer brewed like a stout but with the flavors of an IPA.

Added by mikesgroove on 08-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Wrigfen
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives cola colored with tawny highlights; a magnificent head tops the liquid; swathes of lacing linger

Smell: Piney hop tones are buttressed by the roasted malt aromatics

Taste: The roasted malt tones jut forward with the piney hop aspect building through the middle; the bitterness continues to build, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pretty nice example of a style that is often mishandled

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopyard57
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - Pours black with decent tan head not much lacing head does not last long.

Smell - roasted malts good hoppy notes a little bit of bitter coffee.

Taste - Good piney flavor little bit of coffee and roasted malts.

Feel - medium body well carbonated no bitter aftertaste.

Overall a really good beer I would have again.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque though still clear very dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and a hint of amber + reddish brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of piney hops over moderate roasty malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of pine hops. Overall there is a moderate to slightly stronger than moderate amount of lingering bitterness that is a combination of hoppy and roasty.

M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: One of the better Black IPAs I've enjoyed (not always my favorite style as there is less variation than other IPA styles). Enjoyable but more of a sipping beer than an easy drinker.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has flavors of roasted malts to accompany notes of piney hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Black IPA really packs in some bite from the dryness of the roasted malts and the bitterness from the piney hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wcu80
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaktusjak
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeP64
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had the first few pints out of a new keg at my local fave bar..AWESOME...COAST please bottle this in bombers;I'll buy them all!

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleckpa
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IkeMan90
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale from COAST Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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