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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Ale aged in scotch whiskey barrels.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma is smokey, earthy, peaty, whiskey. Taste is slightly sweet (licorice) and defintely boozy. Really interesting beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
500 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at the brewery 1.5 years ago ($18.00). Pours almost completely black with the lightest brown around the edges. Like the Highland version of this, the cork opened without a pop which resulted in only a half finger of dark tan foam. AROMA of big earthy and lightly peaty Scotch, roasty malts, dark caramel, marshmallows, booze, and cocoa powder. FLAVOR of very dark and high cacao content artisan chocolate, big Scotch notes (but not especially boozy), vanilla bean, molasses, sweet coffee, Finishes lightly sweet and lightly boozy, but with no bitterness. Like the Highland version, this has taken on a character very different from the original 15th Anniversary beer. As such, it should probably be classified as an American Strong Ale since there is really no hop presence left to continue calling it a Black IPA. Still an enjoyable version and hopefully signs that Stone’s BA program is progressing from its humble beginnings. (41, 845)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle sampled @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Dark mahogany pour with onyx at its core and a fluffy latte head. Candied citrus, dark malt, peat, whiskey, wood, evergreen, and alcohol. Interesting but not quite sure that all of the flavors meld. Still glad I had a chance to try it...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle:   Black, thin foamy beige head, nice lacing.   Sweet strong whiskey tainted roasted malt nose.   Smooth on the tongue, roasty, sweet, very soft whiskey.   A bit chewy, clean, hides the 11.5% well.   As it warms the Whiskey becomes more noticeable.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Moderately bitter finish, roasty, with a fairly assertive Scotch presence.   Not terribly bright as others, but smooth and well balanced, plus with a bit of a Whiskey tinge.   Good stuff!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
want1DIPA (204) - - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle pour a few months back. Self-Righteous is my all-time fav so drinking this was difficult at first because I thought it would screw my palate up in regards to the standard Stone black IPA. This one has a good bourbon flavor to it that pairs well with the slightly spicy black malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2414) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
29 sept 2013, bottle. Dark brown/black. Nose is superb! Super sweet barrel aged, milk chocolate, slightly meaty. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Wow, BIG licorice, sugary, molasses. Wow!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine (Sept. 2012). Pours a purple tinted dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark malts, some roast, barrel notes, some peaty whiskey character, vanilla and wood. interesting to taste this side by side with the Highland.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (701) - - AUG 19, 2013
black pour, small head. Musty hop aroma gives way to chocolate and scotch whiskey, Slightly smoky, scotch, dark chocolate. Hops have definitely faded here. Medium body, lower carb. Still pretty interesting but I guess with that much age the hops aren’t going to stick around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from Homer321. What a bro. At this point basically an awesome barrel aged stout. Pours black. Tan head. Lots of roast, vanilla, chocolate, slightly bitter. Excellent booze burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (2992) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Milk chocolate smell. Taste more like a barrel-aged stout than a BIPA. The barrel and chocolate bowls over the hops. Scotch barrel lasts strong through finish, dominates end but comes on slowly. 40 weeks in a barrel seems like it would kill the hops in anything. Bottle thanks to John.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Big earthy roasted grain, cereal grain, smoke, leather, scotch, peat, and dark chocolate aroma and taste with a big bitter bite. Thick creamy bright full bodied palate.


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