fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 6% ABV
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades; large compact head. Aroma of burnt wood and ashes. Roasted malt flavor, dry, some ashes, some burnt coffee; some paper feeling in the end. Bitter but any hop quality is hidden by the dark malts. Monodimensional.
There are much better ways to brew a Cascadian Dark.
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Dark brown (near black) with tan head. Predominant roasted malts on the aroma with mild hops. Flavour same, well done. Medium body.
cervmagpt (668) - PORTUGAL - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review according to BJCP2008 (style 14B - adapted). Bottle 35.5cl - Batch ?. AROMA: nice hop aroma with citrusy, floral, resinous and pine notes. low malty background. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color with light brown, creamy, persistant head. clear. TASTE: high hop flavour with floral and piney notes. low malt flavour with slight coffee notes in the aftertaste. High bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. No astringency. OVERALL: a nice IPA derived beer. maybe should have more roasted flavours and flavours.
gildnerk (198) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep ruby-red, somewhat lighter than a typical Schwarzbier, with a thin off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar and spruce hops. The taste is much hoppier and more complex than traditional Schwarzbier or dark lager, albeit somewhat less malty than I like in the style. Finely carbonated and robust body. Nice one.
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Much bitter hops, coffee, fruits.
Note: On-tap at The Bishops Arms. Reviewed 2014-04-29.
dr_brewer (5) - Ourense, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cL. Cloudy black with substantial amount of "swimmers" (hop?). Fine layer of dark beige foam. In the nose a very nice aroma of coffee balanced with citrusy/flowery hop notes. In the taste you first get the hops, then the roast character and in the aftertaste an assertive bitterness primarily from the hops. Here is where the grassiness appears, although not to overpowering. Balance is quite good. I’d prefer a little less roast, but that’s just preference.
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
JM82 (25) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
botella de 33 cl. color cobrizo oscuro. desprende un aroma a chocolate, café, pan y pasas, con un toque floral. sabor achocolatado y notas a café. deja un amargor muy agradable en el paladar. muy equilibrada
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with light head. Aroma of chocolate, malts. Tastes of chocolatey, malty citrus peel. Delicious.
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Freaky_tiki (1063) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at Tall Boys carnival is chalk board black with a nice dark cap on top. Great blend of roast malts, cocoa & thick hops. May be the best pour at this hipster heavy beer fest.