TylerGreenDC (498) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Aroma of chalky cocoa, which is exactly how it tastes. Dies on the palate a bit. A one-note, but a good one-note.
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent balance of pine needles and lightly roasted malt and chocolate. I’ve had better, but had far worse. This was nice, just didn’t stand out.
dmac (4491) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz tallboy from Spirits Boro. Poured a huge beige foamy head with a dark blackish brown body. Aroma/flavor of overly sweet chocolate, some citrus, darker toast, wet pine needles, dry grass. Body is over carbonated but not as bad as Old Grogham or whatever the other one was. Meh, a bit too bubbly and sweet.
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Percy Street BBQ, Philly, 29/11/13.
Mid black with a big ole frothy tan head of bubbleage.
Nose is bitter hopsm light pine, light roast, hint of tropicals with grapefruit prominent, metallic nip.
Taste comprises earthy dank hops, mineral bite, light cocoa dusting, bitter grapefruit, pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with a little grassy hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: July 29, ’12
Poured from a bottle into a tulip.
A: Nose is roast forward, some citrus and caramel.
A: Clear dark brown body, one-finger head and not much lacing.
T: roasty with a wee bit of chocolate, got more bitter on back end as it warmed, piney, balanced citrus sweetness.
P: on the light side of medium, a bit sticky.
O: Better than some CDAs, but a long way’s from the plethora of this emerging style, too malty, not enough hops.
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours an opaque black, little to no tan head. Aroma kind of oatmeal, roasty, candi sugar, little evidence of hops. Body medium lively, roasty. Finish surprisingly bitter. Very nice.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Deep deep brown, moderate frothy beige head, so-so lacing.   Strong piney nose, backside has some soft roasted malts with just a touch of cow pasture.   Thankfully that cow pasture isnt overly powerful.
Bitter hops, burnt malts, and soy on the tongue.   Comes across as a bit acrid, without being ashy or roasty.   Has more bitterness to do with something other than hops.   Hard to describe I guess.   Assertive Pine,
almost like the cleaner... a touch medicinal.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with some roasted malts, pine, and acrid bitterness... almost like charred grain husks.   Its okay, but wouldn’t reach for it again.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours turbid chestnut with 1-finger light brown head. Nose is gigantic resiny hops, cacao, caramel and ruby malts, spruce. Tastes resiny, heavy in the IBU dept., with notes of vinous fruit, nuts, and cacao in the finish. This one is a true sleeper.
stchloe (807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very decent CDA, and a pleasent addition to the style, dark roast notes in the body with hints of chocolate, piney hop profile is a little off, definitely on the porter side of CDA.
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a bit of a muddy brown glow and a ridiculous, eight centimetre tall soapy brown head - not very nice. Aroma of slightly toasted malt, hop pellets, resin, grapefruit and a hint of earth. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour up front with a bit of an earthy and metallic twang, some pungent hop flavours showing grapefruit and floral notes and a decently strong finish showing mostly alcohol and some malt. Aftertaste shows some good balance with the hops noticeable along with the roasted malt and a lot of bready yeast flavours. Overall, a decent beer - nothing great, but a good drink and passable for a beer from Oregon, which is to say, nice to sample. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Whole Foods (Pearl) in Portland, Oregon on 11-April-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 07-May-2013.