pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber sent by Dany for the ticker Luc. Dark mahogany pour with a light brown head. Smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, some booze, strong resin presence. Moderate+ body with decent carbonation, some anise and chocolate along with a bitter resinous on the finish, smooth.
AndySnow (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol. Flavour is heavy alcohol, strong liquorice, and a bit of dark fruits hidden behind it all.
Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown head with a thin brown head. In aroma, meaty chocolate with piney hops, iodin, meaty character, very nice. In mouth, a smooth chocolate with herbal piney hops, licorice and alcohol warmth, very nice. When did the ticker the beer.
Bule (514) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black with lots of foamy head. Roasted malt and lots of hops.
shrevis (10) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was not a particular fan of black IPAs until I tried this beer. This definitely changed my mind. Living three miles away from Stone's brewery has opened my mind and palate to a whole new world of delicious and not 'fizzy yellow' beer.
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jookos (1451) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1/2012) bottle. Black. Roasted coffee, chocolate, quite thick. I remember this feeling more like an ipa than stout.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with some cocoa and pine thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get some bitter pine notes that are complimented by the roasted malt and chocolate. The alcohol is also quite present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Wombata (356) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Chocolate, pine, creamy
Flavor: bitter chocolate, black licorice, black currant, with piney hop, coffee and caramel on the finish.
Comment: Big yet balanced--very tasty.
b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a dull black with foamy beige head. Smells and tastes of bitter hops and dark may with some toastiness. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.
M82 (206) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle when released. Outrageous ABA. Almost an imperial stout, but the balance leans just enough towards the hops to make it an Imperial ABA. An abundance of raw extreme ale complexities merge into one of the most exciting beers I’ve found. There’s definitely more developed, suave ales out there, but this is so much fun. Stone, please make this available year-round in 4pks.