Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Secession Cascadian Dark Ale

Secession Cascadian Dark Ale comes from Portland, Oregon, where it is brewed by Hopworks Urban Brewery. I split a 650mL bottle with one of my best buddies shortly after arriving in Vancouver. It contains 6.5% alcohol and checks in at a hearty 70IBUs. It also has a very cool label.

Secession is a blackish brown ale. It pours with a thin layer of off-white head and has a malty, nutty scent. For a strong ale, the flavour is rather mellow--almost mild. There are notes of molasses and nuts at the outset. The finish, however, is where the beer really takes off. It has a pretty healthy dose of west coast hops in with the malts.

Final verdict? Not stellar, but satisfying.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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