IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this at a Fred Myers in Fairbanks AK, Dark brown, creamy beige head w/ fine bubbles, left nice rings in the glass. Sweet, roasty malts, grapefruit peel hops, sawdust. Well balanced, interesting, my first Black IPA.
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at a coffee shop in Puyallup. Come for the coffee, stay for the beer. Medium brown. Orange/mint/chocolate aroma. Sweetish, porterish character that only gets woody towards the finish. Lots of chocolate, and a fairly understated bitterness. Different, fun example.
Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7 Seas is my local brewery, so I’m a little partial to their brews. The Cascadian pours black and is a very smooth NW dark ale. Reminds me of Guinness, but with a tad more bite and roast to it. This would be a great beer with venison or a prime cut of beef.
Hanuta06 (381) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from tap at 7 Seas Brewing.
Aroma: moderately malty.
Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cola-like, dark-brown body.
Taste: moderately bitter, roasted, initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark like a porter except with minimal head if any at all. Aroma is distinctly citrus, some grapefruit, herbally, and old orange peel aromas. Taste is like a citrusy and slightly sour ipa. Gives a bit of puckering on the finish. Malt is tame and indistinct. Halfway through a pint there is absolutely no head and it gives off a soda-like appearance. I was unhappy being stuck with this beer.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Dark roasty malt pine like flavors. This was roasty chocolate and a super IPA dry finish. Great beer.
after4ever (6577) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a surging, dense, creamy dark tan head that really sticks around. Plenty of webby lace showing. Big roasty nose with plenty of pine. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Dark roast, fresh cut wood, pine, and bitter resin on the mid-palate, though showing relatively little hop acid or oil. Moderately intense resiny finish. Good black ipa.