Reid (2539) - 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
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bomber. More dark brown than black in appearance along with an inch of foamy tan head. Lots of ripe citrus and floral hops in the aroma in addition to roast malt and chocolate toward the end. Strong herbal hops bitterness leads off the taste followed by some grapefruit, mint and pine. The malt flavors are burnt and roasty with bittersweet chocolate and espresso highlights. Mildly creamy mouthfeel with strong carbonation and more bitter roastiness in the finish. Nice blend of Pacific Northwest hops varieties and roasted malt flavors. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle from Brewery Creek, VancouverFerris (15272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Black color, with medium sized beige head. Very nice aroma of coffee, some roasted malt, light dust and hops. Good body structure, dark chocolate and coffee flavor, quite dry mouthfeel, with a strong bitterness; it ends with loads of roasted malts, and hidden hop resins, but never ashy. Very good.
Draft - Roasted malts, hops and coffee. Dark amber with a thin off white head. Hops and roasted malts with a punch of bitterness. Very dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rederic (3337) - 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.
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark and chewy, with a nice mocha meets grapefruit thing going on on the nose and the palate. Super solid black ipa from a brewer I expected less from. gramity (1668) - 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. AgentAle (1745) - 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. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Draught at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, licorice, hay, cocoa, dark chocolate, some pine. Hoppy chocolate flavor, licorice, pine. Very nice BIPA. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bomber served in a tulip. Beautiful dense cola pour topped by a large frothy light brown head. Great retention and lacing. Piney and floral hop aroma along with some chocolate malt. Roasty bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, good carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a charred, bitter finish with sticky resin that lasts.