mnurda (959) - 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
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours black with a small caramel head. Aroma of apricots, molasses, dark fruits, cherries. Flavour of dark fruits, booze and smoke. Not as complex as I had expected, but still nice.
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz from Capones. Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with thick fluffy mocha head. Nose is roasted and sweet malt with the faintest hit of piney hops. Taste is sweet and roasted malt, slight hop bitterness, and butter crumbles. If you told me it was a porter I’d say it was good, not as an IPA.
raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great balance of the dark flavors with the hops. Just an edge of the burnt over a richer chocolate with some resiny hops. Dark and creamy. Flavors of chocolate, oak, oatmeal cookie.
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well laced and almost jet black colour. Huge hoppy aroma, roast, some corn mash/ketchup chip note and grapefruit. BIg fruity aroma are met almost perfectly by alcohol and roast. very rich, complex and super tasty!
ChazMania (639) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bber bought in Carlsbad; big roasted aroma and a thick dark pour. Great taste a bitter IPA with roasted malt and a thick texture. Very enjoyable beer while grilling steaks on vacation.
BK7 (549) - 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.
TheRealMGD (540) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from MSM. Clear dark amber pour with a brief tan head leaving heavy lace. Resinous, IPA-like nose. Smooth, medium body and fine carbonation. Starts citrus, chocolate, spruce and tangy and finishes darker and more bitter: burnt toast and coffee. A dark-roasted malt bed underlies, but the hop profile is citrus and resin. Very pleasant, the Reel Ales series has another hit!
doublebock (450) - 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.
Syzzer (449) - 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