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Black IPA

Fantôme DMD
Cascadian Dark Ale

750 mL corked and capped, lot D-1-4-15 best before end 2019. I approach with a fair degree of trepidation. Labeled as a Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA) that I don't much care for, coupled with the Best Before date of "end of 2019", and the relatively low ABV, I am wondering what's likely to await me. Add Dany on the top of all of that, and well, you get the idea! Corked jammed in hard, and comes up with a good pop. First problem alleviated, this IS carbonated. Pour is great. Beautiful jet black...

Dank Tank Ghoulash

Full disclosure: This is probably not a particularly objective review since I have a particular bias against these 'Black' IPA's, so take it for what it is. In a nutshell, if you like a fresh, green tasting hop character in a beer like this one, then you will probably enjoy this beer. I didn't. As such, maybe as well as being a 'Beer Review', this should also be a 'Get Off My Lawn' post, too! Standard pour, although there is perhaps a larger degree of chestnut brown amongst the black in this...