sulawang (1144) - - JAN 1, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours dark cola brown without much of a head, almost no retention, barely visible spread out micro streams.
Nose: whiskey, brown sugar barley malt (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: immediate big sour acidity
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, light coffee, sour caramel roasted barley, burnt brown sugar, guarana berriness
Finish: chocolate, roasty burnt soft bitter hopped finish.
Summary: I’ve never had a sour CDA before and I suspect I might never come across another one, but once you do get past the sourness this is actually decently drinkable. It has a nice likeable balance of sour-barley guarana sweet-burnt coffee elements in it - Not what you’d imagine from CDA. Surprisingly agreeable despite my negative bias toward Spinnakers.
Ferris (14405) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Light roast and some pine hops. Jet brown with a small white head.light roast and some bitterness. No significant hop presence.
tmalaher (294) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on tap at Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria. Nice balance of hops and malt. Dark color.
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hahah on draft at brewery. I forgot about black IPAs. This is one of them. Roasty and piney. Bitter, off balance and difficult to drink but it gets points for nostalgia.
Wim (3881) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On holiday in Canada at the brewpub dark brown black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt hops aroma a roasted malt hops coffee herby dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
mcberko (16651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Spinnakers, pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a small beige head - doesn’t look like a CDA. Aroma brings out light diacetyl, along with toasted malt and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted malt, piney hops and some diacetyl. Looks bad, smells pretty off and tastes similar. Not a total disaster, but certainly needs some work.
cobaink2 (613) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bottle store in Vancouver bc. This has what I can detect as maybe some rye and coriander and a weird medicinal smell. I wouldn't get this again.
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GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes - Appearance: Dark, dark, brown, nearly black. No flavor or aroma notes.
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amazing dark pour with a big white head. The bitterness in the aftertaste overshadows everything that may be in this beer. Not awesome.
Gerbeer (3542) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours a dark reddish brown with light white head. Aromas of sweet roasted malt with a mint of dark fruit. Flavors of dry roasted malts and flat bitter hops. Not much depth.