reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that settles down to some thin spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some citrus. Taste is roasty malt bitterness with some sweetness from the chocolate and caramel malts finishing with a citrus and woody hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving nice sensations on the palate. A really well done beer in this style.
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is a bitter bite along with molasis malts. Very dark/black. Interesting CDA as CDAs are (AKA black Ipa’s). Deschutes Hop in the Dark (CDA) is another great example of a CDA
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Smooth drinking India Dark Ale. Hoppy flavors of pine and citrus balanced with malty sweetness. Bitter finish with roasted after taste.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very deep ambery brown colour, medium beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, fruity,some floral hops as well as mild roast, toffee and some herbs. Flavour is rather grassy and floral, quite bitter grassy notes. Mild roast, toffee and sweet maltyness as well.
TBone (15510) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 650ml (bottled 03/2011)
Dark brown color, decent beige head. Hayish hoppy with some notes of caramel and toasted malts.Medium-bodied. Chocolate, caramel malts and piney hops. Quite smooth palate. Enjoyable CDA.
mbgrayson (689) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy, with strong malt notes as well. A nice, fairly well-balanced blend of an IPA and dark beer. Thumbs up.
doublebock (546) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with feint white head. Strong aroma of sweet piney hops. Easy drinking palate as the beer goes down like a porter with mellow toasted chocolate malt flavors . A fresh hoppy bite at the end with some cola in the finish.
patricks110 (2354) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forgotten review from May 9, 2011. Swordfish pours a dark brown with a two finger thick, creamy beige head with good lacing on the glass. The nose is quite strong with a perceived NW resinous hop, a large herbal note and a dark roasty malt. note of cocoa, burnt espresso and lightly fruity notes.The taste is superb with a bold roast and malt profile that balances well with a medium hop bitterness and a beautiful pine and grapefruit hop taste on the finish. Notes of pine, citrus, toast and biscuit are also found. Medium to full bodied with a beautiful drinkable taste and nice balance for a Black IPA.
mnurda (1229) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample from Garrison Ale House. Delicious chocolate smell. Brown black in appearance. Little carbonation. Nice hop finish. Great chocolate taste
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby black color with tan foam. Floral, pine sap, ganga bud, grass, fruity chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark chocolate, pale malt flavors with floral, pine sap, grass--very good