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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Dawn has not arrived, But we are awake-making beer. A tribute to Oregon’s brewers, O’Dark:30 is a beguiling blend of dark malt and NW hops-A beer style as unique as our heritage.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Coke color,lasting tan head.Lightly sweet roasty nose.Roasted dry malt profile,bitter finish from both roast and hops…Nice !!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1019) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
Nice black color, cream colored head. Hopy nose with some roast. Good bitter acttack and clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22. Pours a grainy black with a dense and creamy but short lived dark tan head. Big roasty nose with sweet pine. Creamy medium body...comes on like its going to be heavier but doesnt overpower. Roasty, ashy, somewhat sweet mid palate with a resiny finish that gets stronger and stronger and stronger. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2012
The flavors really shine on this when it warms up. Aroma is roasted chocolate malts, pine and grapefruit. Perfectly balance between stout and hops. I really dig this. Had it on tap and now i’m drinking a bomber. Big fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods. Clear, root-beer colored pour with a short tan head having good retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is slightly chocolatey mixed with citrus and grass hops. Medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Chocolate, pine, coffee, grapefruit, grass and walnuts. Finish is medium and dry, with more bitterness and coffee. Not my favorite Black IPA: too heavy and too coffee, but still it’s well done and well worth a try for those favoring the chocolate/coffee school. For my money, the More Brown Than Black collaboration and the Armored Fist from Boneyard are much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours black with brown edges, big creamy tan head has great retention. Aroma of mostly malt, some citrus. Taste is more like a hoppy Porter than a CDA, the hop that is here is mostly piney and resinous, which competes with the burnt malt taste. I prefer the hop profile in a CDA to be more floral and tropical. This is not a bad beer, just not my taste. Would have been better without the roast or without the bitter hops. Nice thick texture and full, smooth carbonation.


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