Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
I fell in love with this beer after the first sip. And I don’t say that often. I just found it that good. It had an enticing nose filled with chocolate and citrusy hops. Then a great mouthfeel and a dryish finish. Huge pine bursts in the mouth right off the bat. A sappy sweetness quickly morphs into an explosive bouquet of hop aromas (pine trees, flowers, wild grasses and mint). Like fresh herbs coated in a resinous syrup. Chocolate and dark grains also take hold of your olfactories. Man, what a tasty, fresh-tasting Cascadian Dark Ale. Easily one of the best I’ve ever had. rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
22oz bottle, dark brown color, with a pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild floral leafy, grassy, piney, coniferous, citrus hoppy nose, with some toasted, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate cake, faint roasted coffee bean accents, and with some lemon, grapefruit peel, subtle lemon marmalade notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, chocolate bar, roasted, toasted, caramel, black malt, earthy flowery citrus, grassy, leafy, minty, piney hoppy character, with a light organic ground coffee bean, mint chocolate bar, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel fruity flavours, leading towards a mild chocolatey, earthy leafy, minty, citrus, piney, coniferous hop bitterness finish. SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
bottle from belmont station. pours a dark brown small tan head. aroma of pine, citrus hops, light cocoa. flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa. hop forward but has a nice dose of roast and chocolate. awesome balance of roast and piney hops. clean, well made. becoming big fan of this style Davros (3310) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours black with a large tan head. Beese (3262) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Lots of roasty malt as a flavour along with menthol, pine and smoke. Interesting.
Flavours include coffee grounds, roasted malt, caramel, piny hops, spicy notes. Finishes with a bold bitterness with both piny and roasty components.
Carbonation is just a little high.
Draft at HUB Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
bpreo (2985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a very dark almost black with a lingering tan head. Great bitter citrus hop aroma. Full on hop bitterness rounded with burnt coffee and dark chocolate on the palate.
Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale (yes, it’s a style now). Really good toasted malt flavor. Very dark brown color. Delicious beer. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours a dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma is very hoppy and kinda over powers the dark roasted notes. Flavor isn’t much different, has some sharp pine. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not all that bad. bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
1 oz sample at Beer Revolution, courtesy of @bresnev. Pours a sinful black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and citrus, grainy hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well. Whatever this is seceding from, it’s succeding.. patricks110 (2715) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with tons of ruby red highlights. The head is beautifully creamy looking and a light beige. The head looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is hop forward with a large grapefruit hop. Roasty espresso, chocolate and burnt notes. The middle is sweet and sweet with a dark roasty malt and coffee. The finish is quite bitter and finishes with a burnt roasted coffee bean flavour. I love this beer as a CDA or Black IPA. Very sweet, roasty and hoppy. Hand in hand, they work together in this beer. Reid (2648) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem. $4.95
Screen printed label..in the colours of the "Doug Fir" flag of the Republic of Cascadia.
Mahogany dark brown ale with a nice thick creamy tan head.
Great herbal,citric and pine tones from the hops in the aroma,hint of coffee from the malts.
Surprising taste..very balanced but at the same time wildly swinging from the piney hops to the dark chocolate,toasted malts..then balanced again.
Great mouthfeel very captivating..and a very tasty bitter after taste that lingers..like good dark esspresso coffee.
Over all a very nice CDA