Cynical CDA (Beer No. 2) | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Cynical CDA (Beer No. 2)Cynical CDA (Beer No. 2)

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-18-2014

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head.
The aroma is a bit woody, herbal and hoppy.
The flavor is stronger and more bitter and hoppy than expected, with an overly bitter and burnt aftertaste.
Smooth, full body.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


22 from the Boise pub... Thanks Shawn and Jordan, truly appreciated. Shared with COOPMatt... Pours the expected black with a nice light khaki head... respectable retention and lacing.. Pithy citrus and pine melt almost immediately into a light roastiness/light residual maltiness.. bitterness moves pretty quickly to clear the maltiness out and back to a good piney hop flavor... light body given the 7% and supremely drinkable... I appreciate the respectable ABV, it makes me want another glass/bottle and doesn't destroy palates the way many PNW CDAs do.. This one is a pretty big winner in my book... I searched for flaws and failed.


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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany amber, appearing nearly black in the glass with a two finger khaki head that dissipates to a thick cap with heavy lacing. Classic CDA aroma of piney and citrus hops, light toasted malt; spicy. Flavor is up-front citrus and resiny pine hops, citrus, grapefruit rind and somewhat mild toasted malt body. Finish is resiny and almost medicinal. Medium bodied with active carbonation. All the standard features of a Cascadian Dark Ale, with much more robust hop character. Started out great, but for me, the malt body was not quite up to supporting the intense hop bitterness. I liked the malt flavor, but it there wasn't enough of it to support the hops for me. It could be that the hop bill was more astringent and intense than I like. Nicely made, but too aggressive for me. Call me cynical.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ecbanister
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of vkv822
4/5  rDev +11.7%

22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Pours black with a thick, foamy, light tan head.

Pleasant blend of citrus and resiny hops along with roasty malts in the aroma and taste.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done Black Ale. A bit more focused on the hops, but it has a very nice balance between hops and malts.

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Photo of geuze_gone_wild
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Dark and sudsy in the Stella goblet. The word "dank" does come to mind, thought there is a warm undertone of roasted malt that adds a little balance. Nice whiff of coffee and something like burnt herbs.

The problem with this is an over-exuberance of bittering hops that bite a little too hard to enjoy. I found that sipping this slowly worked pretty well. The bitterness subsides after a while, and it is a pretty good flavor. Even a tang of mango. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, Wash.
3.75 3.75 3.75 3.5 3.25

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Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of cantak
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


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Photo of Bitterbill
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to Toby for this bottle!

A big head of tan foam sits on the black black brew. Excellent lacing and head retention.

Extreme bitterness of grapefruit and pine in the nose but there's also a good smell of roasted malt.

Definitely one of the more bitter examples of the style as the bitterness is in the upper stratosphere; mind you, the nice quality roasted malt in the smell is also well represented in the taste. The roast doesn't lessen the bitterness, it just adds a nice complimentary flavour.

Medium bodied with the right hit of co2, the mouth feel is very nice.

As I said before, a more bitter but fine example of the style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drinking one of the "Beer No.2" bottles. I’m put off a bit by the sweetness. Looks gorgeous with a billowing, rocky head, dark as night body, slight aroma of dark roast malt. Molasses sweetness takes over in the taste, with some hops and roast grain bitterness biting at the back of the throat. Complex, but a little sweet for a CDA. Also had on tap at Boise Brewpub.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of andyhurley
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Cynical CDA (Beer No. 2) from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 15 ratings