KUEric (876) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You mix an IPA with another beer type and if done properly you can get an outstanding beer. That’s exactly what this is ... an outstanding beer.
It pours a deep dark bock look with a fairly thick fluffy tan-brown head. The flavor is of an IPA with malty-notes of toasted, roasted, chocoleted goodness.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Phil for this, pours deep brown with a decent light tan head. Coffee, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Flavor goes more dry and bitter in the finish.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy tan head on top of a very dark pour. Aroma seems like a very nice balance of hops and malt and it does not lie. The hops are not as present in the initial taste as i would like, but leaves a very nice bitter finish. tasty beer.
Reid (1784) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz from Capital Market, Salem.
Gorgeous looking black ale.. with a lovelly light brown frothy,thick,large head.
Aroma is a bit subdued but pleasant none-the-less,caramel, slight chocolate and herby hops
Very porter like taste, dark chocolate,liquorice,dark fruits,..hops in the end.
Bitter aftertaste from the malts rather than the hops.
Ok on the palate..maybe a slightly cloying after taste.
Overall not a great fav of mine, but good.
This is one of the ales that belies the fact that Cascadian Dark Ales are not IPAs.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour with little head. Lightly roasty with a bit of caramel in the nose. Quite roasty flavor with a bit of astringency . Touch of pine hop as well. This does not seem well integrated and the flavors are contrasting and clashing. Medium body dry finish. Not my favorite
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep chocolate brown with a cream head. nose is charred malts, roasted chocolate and light earth. nice on the palate, roasted malts, chocolate, ash, and a roasted finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to matt that likes beer. poured brown with an off white head. aroma was fruity, coffee?? and dark roast. flavor was pine and coffee. medium body with low carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a medium taupe head. Aroma of roasted malt, grass, citrus, and earth. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) clear rich brown pour with light tan head. Nose of light hops, bread, and sweet chocolate. Taste of bitter citrus oils, roasted grains with a slick finish.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Matt for sharing this bottle at thirdeye11’s recent tasting.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with a nice dose of piney and resiny hops. The flavor is roasted malt and piney hops along with some coffee. The bitterness is about medium. Thin-medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.