Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black, creamy tan head. Had off draft. Nice burnt flavor, roasted malt and coffee. Still cold off draft so alcohol flavor was quite present. Slightly sweet finish and also slightly acidic/sour. Palate is smooth and mildly carbonated. Sneaky strong nice beer.
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hop Shop Ballard. Pours near black with a cream brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has creamy dark grains and earthy pine with a light chalky note. Flavor combines creamy dark grains with a slight chalkiness and earthy bitter pine.
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CBC2015. Coppery black colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is mild roasted notes, some floral and fruity notes along with grass. Flavour is toasted, some fruity, floral and mild resiny notes, mild chocolate malt pushing through as well. Also has some mild notes of alcohol sweetness lurking in the flavour.
ACHops (959) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours opaque black with medium creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malt, solid chocolate notes, then earthy floral dark citrus hops. Taste is clean dark malt, light roastiness, and well-balanced hops on the back. Notes of pine, dark citrus, and earthy hops. Seems much smaller than 10% due to smooth flavor. Although the inherent limitations of the style remain, this is what a CDA should be, the best of an IPA and a dark beer.
_angst_ (3545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar Victoriagade. Pours translucent black with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while
dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with roasted malts, burnt crisp bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, mango, pineapple, moist
grass, pine needles, resin, coffee and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round,
slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, grapefruit, mango, pineapple,
coffee, moist grass, pine needles, resin, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Bit too sweet and a bit too strong but nose is top CDA stuff.
nealblind (1104) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown. Aroma caramel malt syrupy. Tastes peachy slight tobacco, rye. Watery body. Not enough roasts.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (TCBW15) (6:4:6-:3:11=3.0-)
Odd aroma. Pungent hops, a nice roast, but no synergy between the two. Ditto the taste - they’re fighting each other. This is just an IPA with added darkness. Good example of why I don’t like the style.
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a creamy, tanned head. Good looking. Roasted aroma with dark malts, red berries, citrus fruits, peaches, coffee, chocolate. Very pleasant. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy texture. Finishes lasting roasted with citrus fruits and chocolate. Excellent, Black DIPA.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small glass, draught at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Jet black body, covering head, spotty lacing. Robust malt-fruity aromas, mid-sweet. Fine mixed taste of dark fruits and dark malts, woody. Roasted ending with hints of citrus peels. Well bodied with alcohol tingling on the tongue. Excellent (Copenhagen 30.04.2015).
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Green Dragon. Nice. Bit of chocolate in aroma, lots of skunkiness to start with. Pine. Taste is great, creamy, nice hops.