riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is interesting for a CDA. Very tropical and fruity with not much roast or patent malt notes. Nice and fruity, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some dank, and some floral notes as well. Pours dark brown, tan head. The flavor is fruity up front with light sweetness, grapefruit, floral notes, light dryness as roast peaks through a bit here and there. I really liked it and thought it was a solid offering and somewhat unique as well.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A nice dark IPA (not quite a Black IPA) with green/herbal hops profile. Superior example of the style
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a little over one month after the first rating.
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The hoppy (but not so hoppy) nose is very green and herbal with some citrus fruits. Taste starts with a nice semi-sweet and slightly nutty toasted malt backbone that reminded me of fresh brownies. A bit lactic with milk chocolate notes. Bitterness intensity is only medium but it is very herbal and very green with notes grapefruits. There seems to be a lot of alpha acid in there but somehow the beer is rather smooth. Nice malt-hops harmony. I could drink a lot of this beer despite the Surgeon General warnings on the bottle but I pay as much attention to it as I do to the recommended serving size printed on my extra-jumbo bag of potato chips.
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine notes, roasted malt, floral hops and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate covered oranges, pine resins and floral hops. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine notes, citrus oils, roasted malt, burnt caramel and floral hops.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is balanced between chocolate, roast, citrusy hops, and dark caramel. The flavor leans towards the Porter qualities I’d say, but there’s still plenty of juicy citrusy hop though. Lingering chocolate, coffee, and roast on the finish. Medium bodied with a slight cling on the back end. Soft fizzy carbonation level. Decent beer, but not an all-star in the style.
reebtogi (5676) - 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.
dwyerpg (5635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really like this one too. A good hop flavor and a body that is just the right amount of roast. Really quite nice.
dmac (5587) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber shared by Dean. Poured a dark blackish/brown with a chocolate milk style foamy head. Aroma shows some age, molasses and caramel reminscent of an older barleywine, along with some light citrus rind, touch of Tootsie Roll and pineapple. LIghter body, slightly watery with stronger carbonation and a dry finish that leaves an almost coating mouthfeel on the end. Flavor of chocolate, dark toast, older citrus rind, touch of pineapple juice. Drinkable but would be better fresh.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bomber- Fish Tale Brewery - Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of hops from the opening of the bottle. Huge dark malt and hops flavors. This was big Double IPA/malt madness. Awesome dark roast flavors big hops flavor and finish this was a great beer.
Bamsen78 (5023) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown with small tan head. Complex aroma of hops, malt, and coffee, with notes of chocolate. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with touches of roast and notes of fruit, citrus, and coffee. Well hidden ABV. Bitter finish. Nice.
hayduke (4918) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head and a lot of lacing. Nose of citrus and flowers. Full body and a smooth cream mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malts with chocolate, and and long hop finish with bitterness. A really well crafted Black IPA.