omhper (19376) - 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 (16691) - 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.
fiulijn (14552) - 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.
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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,
Lubiere (9998) - 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!
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Volo 2009 Cask Fest. Cross-style, it is a well-hopped porter. Stouty, there is mollasses. Pours dark with a soapy head.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Volo. Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is quite hoppy. Lots of dark malt and a bit of licorice as well. Herbal and a little bit grassy. There is a lot of fresh hop character, but its not nearly as resinous as other examples I’ve had. Malts are quite well developed with loads of bittersweet cocoa and some very lovely sticky hop oils. There is a slight savoury component that I quite enjoy in here as well. Soft bitterness but loads of hop flavour. It’s a pretty solid take on the style - approachable yet distinct.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 2011-02-19. Very dark brown body with a nice foamy brown head. 4+ Herbaceous leafy green aroma, muted dry roast malt with a brief whisp of coffee that seemingly flees once spotted. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, with a green leafy hops character up front, modest roast and cocoa notes below along with variable waves of citrus hop character. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is slightly thinner than my own preference but full enough to carry the beer. 3+ Very drinkable. More well rounded than I recall previous samples being. 7+/4+/8/3+/16 – 3.8 Tap at The Only Café Winter Festival, Toronto
2009-11-29. Dark brown body with a modest tan head and lace. Modest aroma has Newcastle like brown ale touches beneath a modestly hoppy character. Muted vegetation, bit mild overall. 6+ Flavour is odd at first, interesting hops, light vegetation, light citrus, mild roast and underlying malt. Pleasant dilute citrus lingers in the finish. Flavours come together better as the glass goes on. Average plus palate suits it. Decent. 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4On tap at Volo, Toronto
rosenbergh (6827) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Toronto, ON.
Dark brown colour with small light tan head.
Dark fruity hops, bitter American hops and some cola like sweetness in aroma. Roasted sweet malt, mildly bitter American hops and cola in flavour. "Jesus loves you. But I’m his favorite." Text in cap.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a persistent grey-beige head. Aroma is equally hoppy and roasty, quite nice but kind of tame. The flavour profile is led by hard roast and caramel, with light citrus hops coming in to finish things off (more tangelo or mandarin than grapefruit). This didn’t seem all that complex or assertive, and there was an annoying dusty/powdery thing happening in the mid-palate that became increasingly distracting in a bad way. Still enjoyed it in the end, but it didn’t blow me away.