greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Strong hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is dark malts, citrus notes but light on the palate. Decent black ale/ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jandd1983 (4330) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a clear dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of grapefruit, roast, light charcoal, orange zest, light pine and some light cocoa.The taste was of roast, grapefruit, charcoal, light pine and light cocoa with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasted grapefruit finish. Enjoyed this one. GIJOE (1207) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Looks more like a very dark porter or a stout. Black with a frothy tan head and thick, sticky lacing. Nose is floral hops and reminds more of an IPA. Taste is bitter, but malty sweetness also comes through. Medium body, moderate carbonation, astringent finish. Good brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
A: Straight forward with chocolate malt, roasted barley and piney hops.
A: Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. A great looking beer.
T: Initially a mix of roasted chocolate malts, grapefruit and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness. Next some pine hops and a bit more bitterness with some coffee notes and a hint of bready malt notes. Finishes with a mix of chocolate malts, pine hops, citrus zest, and some roasted coffee notes.
P: Feels a bit thin, but improved as it warmed.
O: The hops start strong, but kinda get lost in the taste and excessive warmth. Decent Black IPA/CDA. philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Lovely velvet texture. Robust body and porter backbone. Faintly boozy finish. Overall a delicious beer, though the hops character has a hard time peeking out from behind all that roasted malt.
Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled at esbls. A black licorice aroma with big malts. A big bold flavor this leans toward the malts. Hops are in back but are nice. Citrus. Not too bitter. I like this. It gets into Belgian Strong Ale territority. rxeight (3084) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Sweet malty aroma, taste is black malt, anise. Nothing overly impressive. Not really hoppy or malty or thick. Just a black ale. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Absolutely solid Cascadian. Almost burnt malt notes, which is unique in my book, with balanced hoppiness. Wouldn't mind a tad more chewiness. A quibble. A-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DenverLogan (1218) - LA, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap in September at Cedar Creek Pub in Denver. Pours black with small head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt malts. Overall big, bold and tasty. Mtbiker54 (39) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2013
À l’ouverture une odeur resineuse de houblon. Ensuite des touches chocolatées et de café. En bouche une bonne amertume bien présente jusqu’à la fin. Toujours en bouche de belles notes chocolat et malt.