robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown. Not quite black. Foam is nice a frothy. Aroma is roasted coffee beans which is apparent in the taste followed by a smooth finish. There is some residual aftertaste which detracts from the experience for me. Overall, not a bad drinking brew!
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a light brown frothy head. Malty taste up front with a hopped IPA finish.
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tmoreau (2764) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. gift bottle from neighbor’s last Minn. trip stash. Poured to a Czech-pils glass with a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, frothy, brownish tan head foam that morphed into a merigue consistency, and deposited lasting waves & spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was aromatic but mild notes of roastiness, caramel, citrusy hop, sweet esters, and light, malty creaminess. The flavor presented medium, earthy and lingering hop bitterness, smooth malt to match, with a medium+ body, a pleasantly dry and bitter finish, and a bit of alcohol warmth at the finale. I really liked the balance and all around mouthfeel of this Cascadian.
devman171 (1151) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with low creamy white head, aroma is dominated by roast with some grassy hops. Taste is mostly roast with a pretty bitter finish, tasty
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this beer more than I thought I would. Pleasant hop bitterness with a malty aroma, has some nice brown to black color, and a great balance.
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Steve - thanks! 12 fl oz bottle, poured into a tulip, cloudy dark brown. Nose is malt and hops. Flavor is bitter with some citrus, roast and malt. Not very well balanced, overly bitter and dry.
northropfrye (2445) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with off white head. This is definitely more on the stout side of the black IPA style. Like a really nice stout with noticable hops, rather than just a darkened or slightly roasted malt IPA, which is more typical of black IPAs. Anyway, this was unique and very tasty.
48FanInCali (787) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Not bad. Moderately hoppy with some notes of pepper and roasted malt.
LethalDose (4) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good overall flavour but the palate and after taste starts out rough. Builds on itself; the second pint is much better than the first.
guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is citrus American hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is a battle between hop bitterness and roasted malts, the flavors of which seem to clash. The finish is a bit harsh as well as the roast and hops continue to fight it out. An interesting beer, but one was enough.