dogfishho (510) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s actually too much going on here. The aroma is typical of a Stone IPA with sticky huge grapefruit and some grass but the malts are very big as well with charred woods dominating. The taste is generally enjoyable, but it’s a mess... too disjointed with the malts and the hops seemingly at odds with each other. Meh
Imaena (1066) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a big beer with balls. Get ready for sweet dark fruit, rum cake, and some black liquorice.
illidurit (1683) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps. Black with a tan head. Aroma of candied pineapple, caramel and cheap chocolate. Rich caramel flavor with sweet citric accents. Sort of barleywine-esque really, not much chocolate or coffee overall.
pushkinwow (1371) - 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 (1267) - 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 (8335) - 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 (231) - 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 (8) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
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 (829) - Helsinki, 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 (4111) - 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 (339) - 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.