blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is your standard, but solid, Black IPA: Toasted malt and leafy hops along with a hint of coffee -- simple but nice. Flavour’s the same, toasted malt and leafy hops along with a semi-long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Well done and enjoyable.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BTBF pregame, Common Table, dark brown with burnt roast, citrus aroma, flavor is burnt roast, even citrus malt, smooth blend, good balanced finish
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A nutty and very hoppy big brown ale. Very good.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Clear very dark brown (near black) body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is moderately hoppy (citrusy) over a toasted nuttiness. Taste is more intense than the nose hinted on. A nutty fudge cake, a rather corpulent body, lots of almonds, nice caramel, tree bark, an enormous citrusy hops presence, a bitterness of medium-high intensity. More like one of those so-called Double-Brown IPA than a typical Black IPA, and I like well-made hoppy nutty brown ale. Abundant carbonation. Easy to drink even if a rather powerful tasty beer. I see high and low ratings for this beer, that proves there are really two types of people in this world, people who are wasting time on ratebeer entering ratings that nobody care about, and people who don’t use ratebeer.
douglas88 (5936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer. Glass at Belmont. Pours an almost totally black color with a medium beige head. A big dank fruity hop nose with some roast. The flavor is wonderful: big sweet chocolate and ash, but dominant fruity hops, very dark, low bitterness, big sweet citrus. Funky weed. Very drinkable. Love me some CDA.
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown .. lacing is solid and bricked .. . deep brown roast .. .
mild burnt hop .. . mild green fee .. . solid all aroma .. . jive turkey!!
swoopjones (5750) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, black pour, medium body. Roasty, decent bitterness. Roast dominated black IPA. Decent
laiti (5635) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen
Aroma has resiny tones and vanilla. Flavour has resiny tones, hops and vanilla. Also some distant raspberry tones. Rather refreshing and nice.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity tropical citrus sweetness notes on nose some roast malts notes a little nutty and a good deal of dank. Dark brown pour almost black thin head great lace. Flavors of dank tropical fruit roasted nuts and more.herbal dank. Dry danky resin finish. Chewy resiny. Dank tropical good.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with a fizzy off white head. Big grassy hops aroma with some roasted grain notes. Vegetal lawn clippings, grassy, slightly skunky hops presence to the taste with the roasted malts kind of lost in the background. A bit too unbalanced for my tastes.
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. – New Leaf Market – 22 oz. bomber. Deep dark as coal pour with a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some eggy accents, a brief touch of spruce. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Nice bittersweet citrusy accents, a touch of licorice, some minty rye accents, some nuttiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Another solid entrant from Green Flash.