anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish. Travlr (26946) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle at Bier Baron. Dark brown color brown head. Malty aroma. Taste is lightly bitter lightly roasty pine. OK. madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
18th February 2016oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Clear deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry, nice fine crispness. Smooth dark malts, some roasty bitterness. Very thin malt cream. Unsweet dark chocolate. Pine and modest hop bitterness. Mild hop skunk. Smooth finish leaves a bitterish linger. Good one.
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with a mediumsized fluffy/foamy off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, some floral notes, mild fruits as well as some ashes and mild liquorice. Flavour is quite similar, but quite intense on the floral and fruity notes. Anyhow the roasted/ashy notes are a bit too strong to make this an enjoyable BIPA. omhper (26039) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, creamy off white head. Licorice, cocoa and grapefruit. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Coffee with salt and cream. Mid bitter finish. More hoppy porter than IPA.
Leighton (23092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Bulgaria. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some oily pine, ripe orange, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with toasted pine, toasted bready pale malts, orange rind, resin, melon, papaya. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, more gooey pine, toasty bread, faint toffee, earth. Good stuff overall. Rasmus40 (22684) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Lacks a little body. 040717 Theydon_Bois (21820) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to LKS, 07/01/16.
Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is tea leaves, tobacco, light pine, dusty hops, toffee.
Taste comprises pine needle, bitter orange, grapefruit, leafy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA. fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 6% ABVmcberko (20263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades; large compact head. Aroma of burnt wood and ashes. Roasted malt flavor, dry, some ashes, some burnt coffee; some paper feeling in the end. Bitter but any hop quality is hidden by the dark malts. Monodimensional.
There are much better ways to brew a Cascadian Dark.
355mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and citrus hops upfront - pretty standard for a black IPA. Flavour is also fairly typical, but well-executed, for a black IPA, with roasted malt upfront, followed by dry hoppy bittering which lingers on the finish. Nothing special about this, but it does what it does very competently. Solid stuff.