lbianchi66 (454) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe brune, belle mousse.
Arômes café et chocolat.
À la fois amère et fumé et fumée.
Longue en bouche.
Une excellente IPA. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Jet black with a finely beaded tan head. Aroma of roast malt and floral hops. Firm hop bitterness, rich burnt carmel and espresso flavors, followed by more bittters, this time from the dark malts. Big, tasty, and well integrated flavors. Really nice. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost-black color with very little head. Floral hoppy notes hit you right off the bat. Smack in the face. Taste has some great floral and citrus notes. Balanced well without being too hoppy. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle: What a great Black IPA / India Black Ale / Cascadian Dark -- or whatever you care to call it. Clear and deep chestnut brown. Lightish, easy-to-drink texture. Massive blast of spicy hops from the beginning to end. Big, lasting notes of pine, grapefruit, oranges and grass. Aromatic, wildflower-like aromas. Perfect amount of bitterness along with a mild sweetness. Woodsy malts take the backseat to the hops, as they should, and they provide a nice platform for the hops. And right in the finish, there’s an awesome sweet flavor that I can’t put my finger on. Overall, I was really impressed with this IBA. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, dense onyx with a lingering head of beige that clings nicely to the glass. Nose is light mango with grapefruit and rose. Flavor is hoppy pine sap offset by a delicate sourdough and rose. Oily on the tongue. Wow; VERY tasty. Definite repeat. Love the pine backbone.
DenverLogan (1303) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry event. Pours dark brown with moderate head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, flowery hops. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, straw and grassy hops. Overall big, bold, complex with some bitter notes.