stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2009
My favorite beer at NAOBF ’09. Its dark, superbly hopped into an earthy drink. good ABV and the resin qualtiy just lasts. When I can taste the beer in my nose, then its a good one. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Deep brown,lasting beige head.Earthy piney hop/ brown sugar nose.. Brown sugar start, piney mid, big long bitter hop finish. Tasty and complex Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Bomber, dark pour with a caramel colored head. This is a roasted malty hoppy drink with a slight coffee note on the finish, we’ll balanced. I’d do it again, and again.... The more I drink it, the more I like it. donandres (668) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle 22 ounce from Costco, poured to wine glass
Appearance: Pours dark brown/black, big tan foam, reddish brown on the edges, appears clear
Smell: hoppy aroma
Taste: Bitter, unbalance
Mouthfeel: very good finish, long follow through, long bitter sweet aftertaste
Overall: excellent -very good beer, excellent for the price
Drank:Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:00 PM
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
Sampled (draught) at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Deep walnut brown, amber highlights. Aroma of resin, capsicum, burnt malts. Palate equally showcases earthy roast and leafy bitter hops. An excellently balanced black IPA with heaps of character that really SHOWS its blackness. I find many black IPAs hide the dark malts under a boatload of hops, but this one lets everything shine through beautifully. A standout.
Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Nice dark malts with pine hop flavor. The body presents a nice solid palate, minimal bitterness. Nice representative of a CDA Cascadian Dark Ale Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/2/10. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a limitless black. No light gets through. A gorgeous tan head caps it off like the top of a milkshake. Excellent retention; leaves lots of sticky lace and webbing. This is a really pretty beer. Big powerful pine resin scents burst out to the nose. Citrus zest and some grass in there as well. Great smooth and creamy body. This one sits a little heavy. Very bitter at the onset with lots of hop presence. Sharp burnt toast on the backend. A little charring. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Great beer! Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Into a pint glass. A dark copper color with a thin dirty white head that quickly faded to the edge of the glass.
From a foot away I smelled pine and citrus. Closer up, pine and grapefruit with a mellower undertone of malt.
Total IPA at first, citrus followed by a small roasted malt bomb, ending with a nice bitter. The malt sweetness was faintly present throughout.
Light to medium body with a light but assertive carbonation.
Outstanding CDA with almost perfect balance of maltiness and hops. koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Smells of hops and peat. Pours dark red/brown with a light head. Tastes very different than the smell, almost took me aback. Bitter coffee, mild hops, very pleasant aftertaste. The smell and the taste go along well together. It doesn’t stand out in any real way but is just an all together well rounded beer that is not too dense but with a full flavor and scent that I think I’ll keep around for friends to enjoy. Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at HUB Portland, OR on 5 June 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.