cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - Pours a dark brown color with a nice size light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is pine hops and esters. Good bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium body. A good beer.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle). Pours dark brown with red hue and off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and green. Taste reflected the aroma: hoppy and green/grassy. Finish was also bitter. Nice beer that delivered on the hop promise.
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with a bit foamy light brown head. A malty aroma and flavor. The hops are pleasant but understated. A dry bitter chocolate and malty finish. A nice "dark beer" with a lightly hoppy base.
mcberko (6334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness. Flavour of hops, bitter coffee, and roasted malt. Excellent brew from Deschutes.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-06-27. Dark brown body, small creamy tan head and lace. I did a bit of a double take on the first sip full of citrusy hops, modest roasty and toasty malt notes, with a mild sweeter malt base. 7+ Pleasantly nuanced hoppy aroma is a touch mild but lovely, sweet oranges, muted leafy green touches. Hints of celery after the glass warms up. 7+ Very smooth average palate suits it well. 3+ Very interesting. Quite nice. On tap at Deschutes, Portland
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, deep brown pour with bubbly tan foam, aromas of hoppy pine and cocoa, flavors of cocoa, malty roast, hop pine needle, hershey finish
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:The mild aroma is composed of grass, grapefruit, and chocolate.
Appearance:Black, opaque, with a nice tan head thatís slow to dissipate.
Taste:The mild sweet malt flavor contrasts with the tangy hop flavor nicely. The black malt give it some charred flavor.
Palate:Smooth, with mild carbonation.
Overall:This cascade dark ale is an interesting blend of stout and IPA. I like this beer a lot, but Iím not sure I could drink more than one bomber in a single sitting.
haddon90 (1456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark cherry color with a thin, lacing tan head. Springy hop aroma. Dark, hoppy taste. Interesting. Nothing Iíve experienced before. Would take some getting used to, but a decent beer.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown / black with a big tan head. Aroma of piny hops and light roast. Flavor is slightly bitter but bland. A bit watery and thin
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. Had it as fresh as could be, has some unpleasant off flavors i didnt care for.