RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have to say that I always used Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale has my target point for judging Black IPA’s... well, with this black IPA and the Imperial one from Dunham, they have become the top 2 Black IPAs in Quebec, and solids top 10 on my world list! Just what you want for a "one beer night" or instead of a Stout to finish it. Totally enjoyed this one!
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th October 2015
42nd Floor Tasting. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, mellow roast. Light cream. Good piney hops, hop spice. Smooth finish brings a touch of dark chocolate. Smooth and nicely integrated.
budedou (622) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a large head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and pleasantly harsh hops. Very flavourful, with bitter hops and harsh, burnt roasted malt. Dry, with a very bitter hoppy finish. Waouh!!
procraste (302) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attaque piquante sur fond de café robuste. Beau gaz en bouche. amertume de chicon ... Comme toujours plus de fruité en se réchauffant. Chouette
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the 42nd floor tasting, thanks to Kenny. 5.7%. Black with a red hue, huge foamy brown head. Aroma is redcurrant, coffee, light fruits. Very nice aroma. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is coffee, pine, twiggy with an earthy finish. Nice black IPA.
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A classic black IPA. The visual features a tall tan head on a near black body. The nose is very dry with coffee, cocao and a hint of hops. The taste profile is well blended, dry and classic black ipa. It has an earthy hop nip, roasted malt, fresh ground coffee and a touch of bitter chocolate. Almost no creaminess to it and a dry finish. Really well put together!
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny at the 42nd floor tasting. It pours opaque black with a thick tan head. The nose is toasty, charred wood, dark chocolate, rocky road, coffee grounds and earthy roast. The taste is bitter, charred, dark chocolate, burnt toast, peppery, grapefruit, very charred and coffee with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter charry finish. Rather solid stuff, especially the aroma.
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the sky high Canary wharf tasting. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Hazel nut brown coloured pour with a sticky mid tan head. Aroma is nutty, woody, little pine, little coffee bean. Flavour is composed of full on smooth coffee, bitter roasted, choc, nutty. Palate is sticky, medium full bodied, highish carbonation. Assertive bitter roast, and piney hop bitterness. Good stuff.
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. Many thanks to Ken. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and molasses. Taste is sweet upfront and then bitter, with notes of charcoal and coffee, quite dry and astringent. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at the 42nd floor Tasting, thanks to Ken Neth, 08/10/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is cocoa powder, earthy hop, charr, spice, toffee, roast malt, dark berry fruit.
Taste comprises liquorice, spice, coffee grinds, earthy red berry, light black pepper, roasty tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London. Pours rich brown with a big, fluffy beige head. The nose holds cocoa, roast, burnt herbs, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with strong roast, baking cocoa, scorched earth, bread, more citrus rind. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Nice, rich baking cocoa finish, lingering roast, earth, espresso, charred pine, gooey citrus, rind. Very good.