Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown colour, cloudy with a very thin mocha head. Aroma is of roasted grains, coffee grounds with a lingering hop scent as well. Taste is dry up front with a nice bitter bite in this finish. Smooth on the palate, medium bodied, and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice brew.
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep brown in colour with a long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of citrus hops, some grapefruit, light roasted malt in the back. The flavour is toasty first, earthy with some coffee, hops come in at the back, pine and citrus. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, roasty and hoppy. The other Black IPA’s I’ve had have been quite hoppy. This is stepped back a bit, good balance.
taylorderek (22) - - JUL 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served in snifter at cellar temp (~10-15mins out of fridge). I can immediately see why this opaque black-bodied beer is called Netherworld - Hades lets more light in. Head was a coffee beige colour and an aroma of mocha and beer wafted from the glass with the first sip. Netherworld sports a soft carbonation, creamy texture and a strong, rounded finish. Flavours of roasted coffee and sweet light chocolate malt work spectacularly with the bitter tone set by the hops.
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vierte color negro intenso, abundante cabeza de espuma beige con retención media; en nariz regaliz, café torrefacto, madera quemada y lúpulo, en boca entrada maltosa con delicado amargor; notas ahumadas. Pos gusto un tanto seco y amargo que no desagrada en absoluto; cuerpo y carbónico medios, interesante dark ale ó black ipa no tengo muy claro como clasificarla pero buena cerveza.
lesifflebiere (1209) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mousse à l’apparence du beurre d’érable, avec des notes de chocolat, de vanille et de noisettes. En bouche, soyeuse et épaisse, l’amertume qui conclut une gorgée sucrée mais équilibrée est tout à fait charmante. Du chocolat, du café espresso et une petite impression de boisé conclut l’affaire. Classique mais savoureux.
fiulijn (14350) - 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 (450) - 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.
titvs (81) - 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 (128) - 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 (1269) - 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.