fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Beer Mongers, Portland
Black color with brownish head. Plenty of roasty malts and resiny hops, but not ashy, it’s moderately sweet, full bodied, and the imperial dimension is a good choice for a CDA. The aroma is also a bit cheesy, which I appreciate.
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Apex. Midnight black color. Aroma is sweet and tart tropical fruit, with some dark grain notes. Taste is tropical fruit, dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted malt, and a hint of cherry. Finishes with a refreshing fruit and chocolate aftertaste.
Gription79 (2568) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Belmont Station. Big citrusy, resinious, tropical fruit, pine hop notes. The finish is a bit rough with the roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate. Not bad.
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station’s Bier Cafe, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a great mix of roasted malt and piney hops, like a well-balanced black IPA should. Flavour is super pungent, with loads of roasted malt, dry dark fruits, and potent pine hops. Impeccably well-balanced, without any harsh elements. Damn fine flavours. Fantastic double black IPA.
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours near black with a modest beige head and a heavy treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied blackstrap flavor with some licorice and a dry bitter finish. True to the style and very tasty.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the Boise guys
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and piney
Taste: Roasted malts, pine resin and some chocolate
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to the Boise crew. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. An excellent fruity nose with light chocolates. The flavor comes across as a massive very fruity, light resiny hop forward brew, some lighter chocolate and roast. Excellent.
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with an off white top. Scent is citrus and pine with roasted malts. Taste is roasted malt and then a staggering amount of hops, piney bitter finish. Love it!
neepsntatties (1335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try a sample of the ’08 Stranahan’s whisky barrel version of this from a growler that someone brought to the 2010 pre Fred-Fest tasting at the home of, "hannont". Colour... amber-brown with no head. Nose... HOLY HOPS!! Palate... opens with a nice shot of whisky then follows with loads of flagellatingly sinful hops, scorched pine bark, grapefruit skin extractives and a finish that just won’t quit!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Black double ipa. Reminds me of a more drinkable version of Stone XI. Excellent. Need to rerate this.