10 Barrel Cynical CDA
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle under the label of Beer No. 2 A: Pitch black color with a creme colored head - which is about 2 inches tall. N: Substantial grapefruit and pine in the nose. Pine and earth follow. I’ve had CDAs before, and none of them have been this fruity on the front. Tangerine and oranges. Some coffee, baker’s chocolate, and cracker underneath, from the malt, but they are faint compared to the hops. T: Very bitter and slightly sour. Not much sweetness here. M: Creamy carbonation, medium body, alcohol is hidden. O: This is the combination of sour and bitter that does not, in any way, work. Ever. Wookey Jack is so good; this is not and I expect more from 10 Barrel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2446) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head. The aroma is a bit woody, herbal and hoppy. The flavor is stronger and more bitter and hoppy than expected, with an overly bitter and burnt aftertaste. Smooth, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from QFC, Seattle, as Beer No. 2, 7.1% ABV
Black color with medium sized head. The aroma is very fruity, litchi, and some dark malts, and yeast. Soft mouthfeel, highlly carbonated; ashy roasted malts, not too aggressive, blending well with the resiny hopping.
Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7776) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours black with a small-medium tan head. Aroma brings out medium roasted malt and some dark fruitiness in there too taking away from the roast; not a whole lot of hops in there. Flavour is well-balanced between roasted malt, dark dried fruits, and piney hops. Fairly fruity, medium roasty, and piney hoppy. Pretty by the books black IPA, but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10568) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle split in the hotel in SD, from Beer Mongers PDX, 14/11/14 labelled as Beer No.2. Black with a decent light tan covering. Nose is pine, liqourice, red berry snap, spice, bitter grapefruit, dank hops. Taste comprises dank hops, pine, light char, hint of soap, grapefruit, cocoa rub. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent CDA, touch of soap lets it down a few notches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (354) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Malty ale smell. Taste is mostly the same. It’s alright. Medium carbonation with a slight bit of foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Darn brown pour, light tan head. Ashy, roasty, dry, kight coffee, earthy hops. My quite as harmonious as Id like but still ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: Dark dark brown in color… topped with a light beige head. Quite a bit of spotty lacing. Heavy pine, some citrus, and roast come together in the nose; really spot on to style. The pine and roast are amped up in the taste, light citrus and bittersweet cocoa too. Lingering bitters and plenty of roast to accompany… very nice CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Toby. Black as you can get with a finger of tan foam. Nose is very roasty and has a lot of licorice notes. Herbal, piney hops. Some dank grapefruit and a slight spiciness. Tons of floral qualities as well. Flavor is a touch acidic and fairly bitter. Nice and roasty. Quite dry, but some hints of watermelon, lots of grapefruit, and pine. Bitter herbs and wood. Some soft floral and earthy character. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle, shared by TvM, enjoyedwith phantomhennes and heavyleavy, and TvM at game night. Labelled as "Beer No. 2", plain white label. Walnut brown, amber highlights, average off white head. Very hoppy aroma, mostly tropical fruit, some pine too. Sweetish palate, dark caramel and chocolate, nice hop presence, bitter finish. Good!

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