troopie (1987) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours black with thin white head. Faint aroma, not as much as it should be, light citrus. Balanced roasty and hoppy flavour, Some citrus notes. Good hop finish
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Big coffee, medium roast. And light sweetness. Light sweet, light bitter attack. Medium body, soft carbonation, mid thin texture, and a very roasty bitter, light hop bitter finish. I like this better as a schwarzbier or black ale. I dont get black ipa at all.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. Light coffee and roast malt aromas. Black, good lace. Boiled coffee initial flavors -- not mellow ,but rather harsh; mid palate goes absolutely nowhere; final has some mild bitterness which fades slowly. Thin body. A bit disappointing, really. The malt base is light and it seems as if the coffee was in the boil too long.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub, Portland.
Pours dark red, almost color with small head. Aroma
of coffee, dark fruits, caramel and grass. Flavour
of coffee, chocolate, toasted malts and caramel. One
of the best coffee brews I’ve tasted.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured near black with no head. Nose had strong amounts of coffee and roast. This was straight coffee bomb with only a little malt sweetness and hardly any hop presence. Failure as a BIPA/CDA, successful as a dark coffee beer.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops floral aroma. Good dark roast malts this was a very tasty Black IPA.
Reid (1602) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Gilgamesh’s Lounge in downtown Salem. $4
Dark dark brown with a nice tan head..it was dark in the lounge!
Nice roasty coffee, strong porter mixed with resiny hop aromas.
Excellent creamy dark coffee taste up front then a nice dose of hop bitterness that lingers pleasantly.
Good mouthfeel to this one..thick and tasty.
Overall and excellent CDA..one of the better
Syzzer (449) - Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent beer. It tastes of coffee without cream. It reminds me of a coffee stout but with a lager body. Although there is more complexity here than with a schwarzbier. It has a medium hoppy flavor, less than most CDAs I have had. Medium malts with a distinctive coffee burnt bitter aftertaste.
BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. A nice India Dark Ale. Mild hoppyness with roasted malt and added coffee. Nice balance. An unusual but tasty finish.
Livid (49) - - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft. Nice and dark, tan head, moderate lacing. Smells deeply of coffee, roasted malt, and pine. Medium body, nice carbonation. The flavor is typical of a black IPA or CDA, with added notes of coffee. I find this intriguing and delicious - coffee and beer are two of my favorite things. The coffee flavor does not overpower, and balances nicely with the roasted malt and hops.