GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a small pale head. Aroma is chocolate, leather, dates. Medium-light bodied, bittersweet on the palate. Taste is pine, chocolate, grapefruit.
Alphadelic (1828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark reddy/brown. Bright chocolate malt on the nose, a little grainy and with much cocoa. Chocolate up front, a burst of nettle, a caramel tickle and then a thick, resinous bitterness that makes the tongue curl up like a slug on salt.
beernovice39 (3216) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a tan top. Scent is citrus and roasty. Taste follows with a lot of pine.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown body with some tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and citrus, pretty straight forward. Some pine hops, a bit of smoke, and lots of roast.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Iím going to need to revisit this one at some point because my taste buds are shot but I think this is a pretty decent CDA. Iím worried that Iím the highest rating so far at 3.9 though. Yeah Iím going to have to try this one again another day.
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma, citrus, on the grapefruit side. Mild roastiness about it. Clean dark Orangy brown, good head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth litely creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good, but hard on the grapefruit side, mixed with darker roasty isnít coming together for me.
BK7 (769) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ventiís South. A nice India Dark Ale. Hoppy with roasted malt and some citrus. Medium body and mild bitterness. Dry finish. Tasty.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark red black with thick white head. Much lacing. Faint but pleasant hop aroma. Hoppy flavour with some roast malt, not just another hop bomb. Lekker hop finish.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didnt expect the color. mixed hop aroma with roast and smoke (& someones overwhelming cheap perfume.). darkest brown with no head and a little flat (on tap at the Multnomah Lab). the trick with black IPAís is to not have the hops clash with the roast melt. black shep accomplishes this, but being a little mild in the hops and malt. still a decent hop buzz over the smoke, orast & caramel
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate malt aroma with some citrus and earth. Dark brown pour, almost black with no head. Dark malt flavor, some earth, smoke with a floral and aspirin hop finish. Lots of lingering dryness.