lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2010
very dark with a white head and an incredible floral hop aroma. Pretty hoppy taste but a little lacking in the malt finish. pretty good though 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. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep brown almost black with a cream head. nose is fresh piney hops, esters, and a light bitterness. nice on the palate, flavors of light hops, bitterness, and a smooth finish. brianprentiss (702) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
pretty good offering, had on tap at HUB in Portland. Nothing spectacular but would have again. SphinxTX (2875) - 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.
Johnsense (1667) - - 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. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Pours reddish-brownish-black with a medium fluffy light beige head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet roasted malt and resiny hops. The finish is piney hops up front and leaves a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent overall. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Roasted malt aroma - dark chocolate, espresso and piney hops. Medium bodied, roasted characteristics, medium hop finish. Finish is lingering bitter with a touch if lemon. This is a good beer, but I’ve had better stylistically, and a style I’m growing quite fond of. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light cocoa flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light cocoa linger with light earth and light darker malts. troopie (2339) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with floral and chocolate notes. Flavour is a pleasant balance of hop and malt with a chocolate and hop finish.