5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle:   Super deep brown, nearly black, thick khaki head, nice lacing.   Soft roasted malts and citrus peel like bitterness on the nose.   Smells straight forward.   Citrusy on the tongue, lots of pith and peel, with some soft roasted malts.   Nice balance, could stand to be a bit maltier as the Black portion is a bit light.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   As it warms, a bit more roastiness comes out.   Solid example of a Cascadia Dark Ale! John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Almost black. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Some nice hops but, something is missing. Fruity. Decent. conway (2210) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola with some ruby tints around the edges. Fruity aroma with a little soy. Taste adds some roasted and chocolate malt along with some ash. Something slightly rotten persists throughout. Medium sticky mouthfeel. A little off but not terrible. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle under the label of Beer No. 2
A: Pitch black color with a creme colored head - which is about 2 inches tall.
N: Substantial grapefruit and pine in the nose. Pine and earth follow. I’ve had CDAs before, and none of them have been this fruity on the front. Tangerine and oranges. Some coffee, baker’s chocolate, and cracker underneath, from the malt, but they are faint compared to the hops.
T: Very bitter and slightly sour. Not much sweetness here.
M: Creamy carbonation, medium body, alcohol is hidden.
O: This is the combination of sour and bitter that does not, in any way, work. Ever. Wookey Jack is so good; this is not and I expect more from 10 Barrel. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head.
The aroma is a bit woody, herbal and hoppy.
The flavor is stronger and more bitter and hoppy than expected, with an overly bitter and burnt aftertaste.
Smooth, full body.
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from QFC, Seattle, as Beer No. 2, 7.1% ABVmcberko (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Black color with medium sized head. The aroma is very fruity, litchi, and some dark malts, and yeast. Soft mouthfeel, highlly carbonated; ashy roasted malts, not too aggressive, blending well with the resiny hopping.
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours black with a small-medium tan head. Aroma brings out medium roasted malt and some dark fruitiness in there too taking away from the roast; not a whole lot of hops in there. Flavour is well-balanced between roasted malt, dark dried fruits, and piney hops. Fairly fruity, medium roasty, and piney hoppy. Pretty by the books black IPA, but very nice. Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle split in the hotel in SD, from Beer Mongers PDX, 14/11/14 labelled as Beer No.2.
Black with a decent light tan covering.
Nose is pine, liqourice, red berry snap, spice, bitter grapefruit, dank hops.
Taste comprises dank hops, pine, light char, hint of soap, grapefruit, cocoa rub.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent CDA, touch of soap lets it down a few notches. BiiruBierBeer (1056) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Malty ale smell. Taste is mostly the same. It’s alright. Medium carbonation with a slight bit of foam. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Darn brown pour, light tan head. Ashy, roasty, dry, kight coffee, earthy hops. My quite as harmonious as Id like but still ok.