Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Funny that it’s called a Cascadian Dark Ale everywhere in the northwest EXCEPT in the Cascade mountains! Clear deep amber color, solid white head and lacing. Floral aroma. Taste is mostly floral, with only a subtle hint of roast in the background.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown hued pour with a tall frothy tan head. Lots of roasted notes with very little charring often found in this style. Moderate sweet caramel character. Some grainy toast notes. Ripe fruit and light pine with well rounded citrus. Really nice drink.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy mahogany with bright amber highlights. Dense creamy tan head. Big sweet caramel and pineapple nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Very sweet mid palate with caramel and tangy oily tropical fruit hop notes. Finally gets a little resiny bitter only a few seconds after the finish. Nice effect. Good twist on black ipas...no real roasty ashy stuff happening; could call it a house ipa just as easily.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber, flush tanned head. Nose of tangerine and fresh floral PNW character. Candy and burnt grain body, fruits, and rough tannic grainy character with a dank, dive bar floor finish. Too rough and harsh. Perhaps aging would help.