Alexmestas (29) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really thick, almost Guinness type head. Malty toasted flavor with a sharp hop bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ericdevin (724) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours dark, semi-opaque. Light head, aroma rich and malty, toasty and just a little bit resinous. Medium body, finish is roasty at first and surprisingly long and resinous. Really opens up as the beer warms. A very subtle example of the style in terms of IBU and ABV, but not too shabby overall.
bobkramershow (3) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
More emphasis on the black, less on the IPA. A nice drink, regardless. Good deep roasted malt with a lively but bitter finish. Mmmm
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. from Central Market. I’m not sure I get the whole fascination with black IPAs. They rarely ever seem to do justice to either side of the equation. This is a perfectly serviceable CDA, but I suppose not my cup o’ tea.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle. Pours black with a coarse white head which I wasn’t expecting. Smell is a nice balance of roasted malts and hops. Taste starts hoppy and finishes with a nice roasted flavor. The bitter flavor of the malts linger on the tongue, which isn’t my favorite, but it isn’t enough to make me not enjoy the beer. This is a great CDA.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with an off-white head on top. Aroma is coffee, citrus, cocoa, and roasted grain. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, and citrus. On the palate the beer is medium bodied and somewhat creamy with the right amount of carbonation.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark brown with a medium dirty white head, and great lacing.
smell is of hops, dark malts, a roastiness, and a touch of caramel.
taste is bitter, nice malt flavor, and hops. ends nicely bitter.
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Dark roasty black, foamy gray head. Strong hoppy aroma, much more IPA than most CDAs I’ve had. Roasty malts, chocolate. But very IPA forward with piney bitterness. Quite balanced, one of the better CDA I’ve come across. Tasty.
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Columbia Valley Brewery. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, hops and pine. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, roasted malt and citrus. The finish is hoppy with a lingering pine aftertaste. Decent overall.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Fizz’s CDA 2011. Dark brown with a beige head. dark fruits some malts. Bitter pine with dark fruits some chocolate in the finish. Simple thin flavors with a lot of pine. 7/3/8/3/14