oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with a mediumsized fluffy/foamy off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, some floral notes, mild fruits as well as some ashes and mild liquorice. Flavour is quite similar, but quite intense on the floral and fruity notes. Anyhow the roasted/ashy notes are a bit too strong to make this an enjoyable BIPA.
omhper (22614) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, creamy off white head. Licorice, cocoa and grapefruit. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Coffee with salt and cream. Mid bitter finish. More hoppy porter than IPA.
anders37 (21657) - 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.
madmitch76 (20755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th February 2016
Clear deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry, nice fine crispness. Smooth dark malts, some roasty bitterness. Very thin malt cream. Unsweet dark chocolate. Pine and modest hop bitterness. Mild hop skunk. Smooth finish leaves a bitterish linger. Good one.
fiulijn (17990) - 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.
Leighton (17213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Bulgaria. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some oily pine, ripe orange, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with toasted pine, toasted bready pale malts, orange rind, resin, melon, papaya. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, more gooey pine, toasty bread, faint toffee, earth. Good stuff overall.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Almostblack beer with à decent brownish head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, metal, perfume, quite bitter, still with nice balance. Hoppy metallic flavor, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, licorice, perfume notes, some fruits, hay, crisp, mango and pine needles. Hoppy metallic finish with grapes, mango, licorice and some hay,
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to LKS, 07/01/16.
Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is tea leaves, tobacco, light pine, dusty hops, toffee.
Taste comprises pine needle, bitter orange, grapefruit, leafy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA.
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, nice peppery hops over chocolate malts, herbaceous and smooth. In mouth, a nicely roasted chocolate malt with lingering herbal hops, floral, pinhey, quite well done. Thanks probstk!
Benzai (12187) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Dark brown color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, hops, lightly roasted malts. Taste malts, roasted malts, hops, nice hop bitter. Body is a little bit thin, carbonation is medium. Not bad at all.