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
ration (1937) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
170217. Pours creamy black with a nice head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate. Smooth medium low palate finish. Not Bad.
laiti (5667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse as ”O: Dark Thirty CDA” (8,8%) Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is rather roasted with some coffee and chocolate. Flavour has hops, roastiness and some peat. Good, but the peat does not fit here perfectly.
olio (6171) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours dark ruby red color with small head. Aroma of
hops, fruits, some smooth malts and chocolate.
Flavour of hops, fruits malts. Quite bitter
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a ring. A nicely hopped nose. The first sip is almost as well hopped as the aroma indicates. Fruity bitterness that is citrus. Minimal black notes but there is light anise. Not bad and it is more drinkable than expected.
Fatehunter (1213) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a pint glass. Black, O’Dark:30 black. A very dirty white inch of head. Looks great.
Malty and lots of pine.
Astringent, bitter and slight malt sweetness at the end. Unbalanced and off-tasting.
Crisp, low carbonation and light body.
The taste was a put off, but everything else was great. Unfortunately a good appearance and smell cannot overcome this like the other way around can.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours black with a 2 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of dark roast malt and chocolate and hops (type uncertain). About full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and arguably citrus/resin hop. The hop burns a bit - so it’s strong - but the malt tends to confuse the hop flavors. Finishes smooth, darkly chocolate, and hoppily bitter. Slight burn in the mouth!
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coke color,lasting tan head.Lightly sweet roasty nose.Roasted dry malt profile,bitter finish from both roast and hops…Nice !!
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice black color, cream colored head. Hopy nose with some roast. Good bitter acttack and clean finish.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cornucopia in Eugene dark brown pour with a tan head. Pretty decent black IPA. Toasted malt character mixed with some nice hop assertiveness. I liked it.