pdx77 (945) - Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Green Dragon for Black Friday. A nice citrus hop flavor with the dark notes that balance it out. Overall, really good.
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice goblet on tap tonight at Bittercreek.. Black brew only reveals crystal clear garnet highlites when held to a nearby bulb... long lasting lite tan head with good lacing.
Fruity citrus hoppiness with some background lite roast coffee.. hints of cocoa.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a pronounced bitterness... more citrus hops than the aroma... and again some nice albeit minor roasty elements... great body.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at apex. Dark brown pour, loads of lacing. Aroma: dank, pine, and cat pee/litter box. Taste: nicely balanced, with great pine, hop bitter finish. Some chocolate there, but subdued - leans more toward the ipa side than the darker side here, but delicious nonetheless - think wookey jack. Medium body. Pretty drinkable, even given the 7.8% abv.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at APEX. Pours a pure black color with a medium light beige head. The aroma is big chocolate and pine. The flavor is fruity hops, pine, deep roast. Very balanced overall, leaning toward hops. Good.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Apex, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out more fruity notes than roasted malt, with a touch of hops detectable. Flavour brings out smooth dry roasted malts upfront, balanced by just enough hops to give it a slightly bitter profile and balance out the malt. Highly drinkable and well-crafted. Excellent stuff.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer calls itself a CDA (Cascadian Dark Ale). This, of course, is the same thing as a Black IPA, except it uses specifically Cascadian Hops, from the Pacific NW. It is very strong, in aroma, flavor, and body.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark pour at GABF. Flavors of hops and toasted malt fight each other instead of playing in harmony. Not balanced either. Meh.
authenticmead (55) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mainbrew. Nowhere as good as Wookey jack. No hop aroma. But decent hop flavour with good roastyness. Basically a hoppy robust porter.
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley Brown’s Baker City. Pours out almost black topped with a nice head. Aroma was great with lots of pine, citrus, and dark malts. Taste was just as good a great combo of hops and sweet malts.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Malty flavour with a bitter hop skin. This is definitely an IPA. Hop citrus aroma with roast. Malt finish with more hop