philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 4 oz. Taste @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 6.5% ABV. 70 IBU’s. Roasted hoppy aromatic front. Crisp toasted dry malt body. Rich balanced hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0)
Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--Secession Cascadian Dark Ale Sustainable Organic Beer--2011 22 oz. Bottles. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear pour. Medium mild lace rocky tan white head. Opaque dark black color. No ruby edge. Lightly burnt mildly aromatic hop front. Crisp fully fermented dry sweet toasty unbittered dark malt mild hop pine resin body. Mellow bitter earthy crusty cloying resin mild citrus clean end with hint of lingering dark malt roastiness. Confusing flavors. Tastes Pale not Black. Tasty crisp & smooth. Tasted 2/4/2011. Purchased for $5.99 @ The Ballard Market on 1/21/2011. AgentAle (1852) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma is clove ,caramel, toasted malts, and slight toffee. Taste is rich malts, caramel, tart,clove and fig. Very well balanced. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one!
A-pours a brownish liquid with red esges. a light tan colored head is tight with great lace.
S-hint of roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, burnt coffee up front. herbal marijuanna hops come through big time. touch of tea leaves accompany.
T-the taste brings a light roasted malt, hints of smokiness. the herbal hops take over, touch of tea leaves and earthy. a little thinned out in the back.
M-extremely smooth on the palate, lighter body, low carbonation that falls off in the back and is a little thin in boddy.
D-pretty tasty, falls off in the back, the nose was great but the taste falls a little short of that. very earthy and dank like. Johnsense (1802) - - MAR 10, 2012
Black pour with a finger of head. Webs of lacing. Citrus aroma - hops, some coffee. Gave it a bit to warm and was surprised at how balanced this was - Hoppy bitterness with roasted malt, a bit of black coffee, under-ripe Grapefruit, Organic grains (think that smell when you step into an organic grocery store). Medium bodied, slightly lower carbonation. Resiny mouthfeel. Good stuff. Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours a clear black with a brown hat that leaves sticky lace on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, pine & grass. Taste is citrus pine uo front then transitions into the dark chocate malts and finishes with a grassy bitterness. Excellent cascadian ale.
gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan foam. Smells very bitter with grassy notes. Tastes bitter with plant matter overtones and hint of roasted barley. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours darker than their stout. Nice, interesting citrus/pine hop aroma, matched in the flavor, which adds some roastiness. Nice - best on their taplist aside from the IPA. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Nice balance in this one. Moderate chocolate sweetness with the right amount of pine sting. Really drinkable. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours deep black. Citrus aroma with some cocoa and coffee. Quite hoppy, but with a mocha malt body. I really like this one. Some grapefruit, some coffee. Works well here.