I just opened my bottle tonight. By far the roastiest cda I've had for sure. That being said, the aroma is pretty balanced between roast and hops. very interesting mix of citrusy and floral hops pressing up against the roast in the flavor. quite bitter from the hops and a little bit astringent (from the roast malt I would presume).
I really enjoyed this as it's got the roast character that one expects in a black beer. Too many cda's in my opinion don't give the roast much chance against the hops. This one does and creates quite the orgy in the mouth.
It is a bit sweet.
Have you tried the Dechutte's? Other than my own, it's the best I've had. And my friend says she thinks all Alaskan beers are a bit sweet. I wonder if their mash press creates this?