Cascadian Dark Ale | Trinity Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ShogoKawada on 11-11-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by ShogoKawada:
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3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caught a pint of this before I went to see The Doors. Good times.

A- Deep brown in the pour, a nice outer tan ring of bubbles. Trinity seems to keep their beers at a lower pressure, so there's not a big head on this one.

S- The nose is pretty good- chocolate and coffee, some citrusy hop notes as well.

T- Strong chocolate and coffee notes- like chocolate covered espresso beans. Some orange peel comes through with the hop bitterness on the back end. A bit too much coffee/chocolate, could use some more hops.

M- Flavors are a bit out of balance but the beer sits pretty well on the tongue.

O- Not bad, could use some tweaks. I think there's too much dark roast and not enough hops. I went back to the IPA after this one.

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Photo of Nickfellow007
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 11/20/2012 at the brewpub, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, roasted malts, floral hops, chocolate and coffee.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malts character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, chocolate and coffee come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but clean for the style.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, slightly filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good hoppy dark beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Burt
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second beer of the night yesterday evening at Trinity. Served on tap in a normal pint glass. Dark brown color. Thin white head, with good lacing. Smell had a nice piney, earthy, grassy aroma. Big pleasant surprise here was the hops in the flavor. They really shine through in a great way. Nice balance between the dark malt and the floral hops. Mouthfeel was also nice, with a mellow smoothness that made this beer quite drinkable. I really like what Trinity made here - a dark ale with a nice bite of hops that would satisfy all types of beer drinkers. I would order this again.

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Cascadian Dark Ale from Trinity Brewhouse
3.82 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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