yespr (46675) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 From tap Lord Hobo. Pours clear brown with a deep golden orange glare and with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy and slight spiced hoppy. Rather caramelish. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Dry and hoppy finish. joergen (28771) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Botlte at Plovmand.
Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with roasted notes.
Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2010
Draft @ Beveridge Place Pub, Seattle, WA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy licorice and caramel aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish. Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Deep dark maroon color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown bread. Taste is similar. Nice stuff. omhper (25374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2010
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear ruby, rich head. Generous aroma of tangerine and stable. Sweetish and quite fruity with caramelly malt forming a ful sized body. Relaxed with rich flavours of sweaty hay-like hops and some citrus. Growing late bitterness, that probably measures real high in BUs, but doesn’t feel aggressive. A slight tingle of alcohol warmth is noted.
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an almost clear dark - nothing black here though! - amber with a creamy beige head. Greasy thick hop aroma atop some caramel. Rich body, again thick toffeeish caramel - no roast - with a thick hoppiness if somewhat indistinctive. Ends bitter with some alcohol showing. Not bad, bud certainly not a Black IPA - red at the most. 030413 Leighton (21862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Cask at Barcade, NYC (early 2010). Really delicious. Dark and stouty on account of the multitude of roasted malts. Nice, off-setting hop bitterness. Great beer. (4.5)Theydon_Bois (20190) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - thanks to the generous Seth! Good stuff. Punchy hops, earth, pine, dirt. Wonderful black IPA. (3.7)
Bottle at Christine and Daves on Thanksgiving Day, 28/11/13.
Found this at the back of Daves fridge, best before Oct 2010 - so old it carried the former name of this beer - Yakima Twighlight. Though I’d give it a go anyhow !
Pours dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering - full of floating globules, I’m going to ignore these for rating purposes.
Nose is light roast, big burst of pine, sticky tropicals, caramelised sugars, dank hops.
Taste comprises pine resin, dank hops, caramelised sugars, red grapefruit, caramel malt, sweet cake mix.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale with hop bitterness present.
This has held up amazingly well bearing in mind it should have been dealt with 3 years ago - carried more flavour than a lot of fresh beers I’d had this same day! mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours dark reddish brown (almost black) with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and spicy hops, pretty typical of the style. Flavour profile is robust - begins with deeply roasted malt notes (beautifully done), with the intensity of the hops weighing toward the middle, creating a wonderfully balanced finish of roasted notes and spicy hops with a slight bitterness. A delicious concoction here. Oakes (18200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
From the stash. Slightly hazy amber-brown. Dark malt toastiness with some leafy hops. Strong beer - lots of malts, toasty and chewy. Leafy and earthy hop character. A bigger, duller take on the cascadian idea.