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Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Espresso Beans

 
Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Espresso Beans
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA with cold pressed espresso and espresso beans.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Served on tap at the 15th San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The appearance is a deep black with a good does of big bubbles. The aromas are full of espressos and citrus and piney hop resins. Everything you would expect. The flavors enter with a full hop force that the 15th had. As the espresso come in the espresso is very very astringent, loads of citrus hops give it a weird mixture that I don’t dig. The mouth is bitter and full. Not what I was hoping for with this brew but I’ld give it a second chance if I saw it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours nearly black in color with a khaki/tan head. A strong aroma of earthy coffee. Tons of fresh espresso/coffee notes with the roast of the beer being accentuated. There are still some tropical and citrus hop notes in the background. The flavor is similarly heavy on the coffee. Tons of espresso with an underlying flavor of citrus hops to go along with the roast. Not as much in the way of booze as the regular version has.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pour it Black! Black with a short lived fizzy tan head. Huge coffee aroma with citrus hops in the back ground. Tastes of coffee citrus hops roasted grain and mild chili with a black pepper finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Ap. Pours a dark brown with swirls. Aroma. Crazy amounts of coffee and piney dank goodness. Taste. Dark roast pressed, coffee, danky hops. Finishes chocolaty and bitter. Mouth. Less carb. Full bodied and thick. Overall: Amazing. Not usually into coffee beers but this knocked my socks off.


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