AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2010
Black body, creamy an head, aroma is mocha chocolate coffee with some fresh west coast hops, flavor is big malts, thick caramel, chucks of chocolate, some deep roast, a wide hop flavor and a hint of smoke, an amazing ale, one of the best beers I’ve had in a long time, really great stuff! vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2011
Slight maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is a dry pleasant bitterness. Creamy and rich in color. SrSilliGose (3332) - 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 Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Draught @ brewpub. Nice cloudy copper pour covered by a delicate light beige head. A strongly aromatic, very toasty, caramel laden ale with a fun roasty twist that adds a roasted grain side that would fit in a big brown ale. That’s not what we have though, here’s a hop-forward, punchy Portland ale. Strong and perfumey, fresh, citrusy, resinous hops bring plenty of bitterness to balance out the caramel. Very good stuff, whose freshness is deployed on the tongue and provides the most effective cleansing, effective carbonation that makes the whole ensemble very easy-going. Feels much better than the sum of its parts. In one phrase, this is what Lagunitas probably aims for under 40 different labels. pintbypint (3834) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2011
650ml brown bottle. As "Cascadian Dark Ale". Pours dark brown with deep orange amber highlights. Compact clingy tan head. Dense lacing. Reding hoppy nose, pine notes, citrus. Flavor has biscuity chocolate malt up front backed by with grapefruit and grass hop notes. Finishes with chocolate and lingering grassy, leafy bitterness. Medium body, soft and even carbonation profile, quite a mild smooth mouthfeel. Solid CDA.
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured a very dark brown tending toward black with big foamy tan head. The nose is citrus and floral hops, Medium to full in body with a resin mouthfeel. The flavor is well roasted malts with a big hop set of flavors including pine, citrus, and flowers. There is a nice bitterness that carries over into the finish. To me this sort of defines what a black IPA should do with a great balance between the roasted malts and hops. Very nice. gunnar (9697) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2016
On tap at Bøker & Børst, Stavanger. Pours clear dark brown with a tiny creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, weak roast, resiny and piney hops. Taste follows the nose, weak roast, chocolate and piney hops, well balanced, super smooth mouthfeel. Very good.