LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours black with a 1/4 inch white head that subsides to a mere gathering of film.
Aroma: A mixture of Amarillo and fresh herbs. Slight roast notes, but very faint.
Taste: Bitter herbal hops, dry roast and slight grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Thin and coating.
Overall: A black IPA I really like, something that could stand tall next to Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (MY favorite Black IPA).
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber $4.99, what a deal. Aroma is pine and faint mixture of coco and malt. Pour is dark red-brown, but finishes black in glasss with a very minimal head that dissipates fast. Taste has a roasted malt and chocolate pine flavor which is very interesting. Palate is medium and chaulky, finishes dry. Another good and interesting beer from Deschutes, and only $4.99.
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Poured dark brown with a small off white head. This has a nice big piney hop aroma. Also some subtle chocolate and roast malt character. Taste is similar to the aroma. Flavor is very hop forward which lingers on into the finish. Caramel and chocolate flavors appear towards the middle and finish. Some alcohol present in the finish. Overall this is an interesting and well crafted beer.
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Bomber poured into snifter. Dark brown pour with a large, carbonated head. Immediate intense hop notes on the nose followed by slight roasty presence attuned to cold press coffee. A light body with attained carbonation leads to an oily, resinous hop backbone with notes of citrusy (grapefruit and lemons) and grassy hops. An interesting, yet failrly pleasing, concoction of two styles.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very dark brown with a little red tint when held to the light, a small khaki head, and great lacing.
smell is of malt, some cocoa, a little roastiness, some dark fruit, and a some smoke in the back.
taste is smooth, chocolate, a touch of coffee, roasted malt, some smoke, and a little dark fruit, ends creamy and nicely bitter.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan ring head. It displays a moist, hoppy aroma. I noticed the alcohol in the flacor as well as the typical hoppy flavors that accompany a good NW IPA. It’s all followed by a lingering bitter aftertaste. Another nice addition from Deschutes.
bvc (1135) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle capped and stamped with a ’Best After 05/29/10", so I guess I’m good to go with drinking this. Pours a very dark walnut brow...basically black...withe uniform slightly burnt off white head. Good retention and light lacing. Nice toasty malt...char, cocoa nibs, toasted dark wheat bread with noticable dank hoppiness. Medium to medium heavy body, slick with even lively carbonation. Very roasty malt up front...bitter sweet cocoa, black patent, hints of coffee and oats. Hop dankiness comes in mid way through with a nice bittering that feels prickly with the carbonation and leaves a lasting bitterness on the palate.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop In The Dark C. D. A.--Cascadian Dark Ale--Bond Street Series--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Thin mild lace tan head. No sediment. Clear dark black bronze pour color. Aromatic pine grass floral hop light roast front. Mild sweet resinous hop debittered light roast dark malt IPA body. Rich balanced hop spice mild citrus end with dark chocolate hint. Very tasty but hard to describe. Sampled. 5/29/2010. 2 @ $4.79 Each.
Reid (1782) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer. S.Salem store.
Very dark beer almost pitch black with a gorgeous thick,creamy tan head
Nice spicy hop, grapefruit aromas..with a touch of burnt caramel in the background..
Superb taste a great blend of caramel,oats, chocolate and the traditional PNW IPA hopping.
LOvelly smooth palate. It is not too thick which makes this an excellent early summer quaffer.
Overall and excellent Cascadian Dark..this one at least is not your typical IPA coloured black.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Pours a thin dk dk brown with a large greyish beige head that lingers...aroma is pithy and grassy, pine resin and some light roasted grain...flavour is bitter and roasty, oily hops and astringent cocoa malt...bitterness lingers although the body seems thin throughout...