The Factory
Foam Brewers

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IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
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4.02 | pDev: 3.48%
Foam Brewers
Vermont, United States
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz can pours into a tulip glass with a deep brown to black body. The cap rises up very quickly with cascading layers of bubbles to about two inches high with great retention and a thick creamy consistency. Huge rings of thick pillowy lacing drape the glass.

S- Expected to get some oranges based on the description but wow is this aroma very zesty and absolutely full of orange zest and juice aromas resembling fresh fruit. The dark base beer is secondary with hints of roast, toast sweetness and caramel. Like a massive amount of orange juice.

T- The chocolate bar with orange zest concept is appreciated but with some time to take this one in it feels like two separate entities. The massive orange juice and peel flavors transfer from the aroma and stay very strong. Alongside that are notes of cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, roast barley, toasted nuts, medium sweetness and coffee.

MF- Moderately thick body and a fairly high level of carbonation. The beer is smooth on the palate with a puffy and creamy texture. Ends with a heavy roast and orange peel bitterness.

There is a lot, lot, lot of orange aroma and flavor in this beer's aroma and flavor. The good thing is the oranges come off as fresh and authentic fruit notes. The less great thing is they dominate the aroma to the point where its reaching to pick up the base beer. Also, on the taste buds the dark base beer and the oranges just don't intermingle all that much and feel like a stout with a massively flavorful orange on the side.

Jan 18, 2020
The Factory from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5 ratings