Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blacker than the ace of spades. Well executed for the style; plenty of roast but equally good doses of hop bitterness. A touch of sweetness on the finsh. Good stuff. Maybe the best of the style that i have tried? ($5 8oz Stone Liberty Station)
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Dark cola pour, smooth light brown head. Aroma also cola, with floral hops, grapefruit. Flavor has more pine to it. Finish is pretty crispy and dry. Granular, mellow carbonation; medium body; lightly sticky. 100/100?? I don’t get it.
SarkyNorthener (2098) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birthday present from s_hartshorne. Bottle. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of pineapple and piney hops with some chocolate. Taste is piney, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Excellent beer from the BIPA loving apprentice.
lightbias (116) - USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lovely Black IPA pours nice and dark with a lovely white foam that unfortunately did not last for long. Right out of the bottle wafts a pine and fruit combination that is almost confusing until you taste it. Lightly bitter on the bottom of my tongue and still sweet in my nose, I enjoyed the hell out of this excellent experience. I will be back to this Stone in the future.
Cavie (3801) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops, small roast and grain. Flavor is slightly roasty underneath a fruity hop blanket. Sweet finish.
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Earlier Rating: 5/25/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at G Man FW. Very dark black pour with a huge froathy head. Appears light bodied though. Aroma is fat hops, with a sharp element to it. Almost a perfumy sense. Big hop flavor as well with a metallic bitter tinge. Very intense flavor. Finishes dry, bitter and heavy. Holy crap there is a lot of hop in this for a dark ale. Crazy.
trapped (824) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with large tan creamy head, strong hops aroma, hoppy roasted malt taste, low carbonation, long hoppy finish. Very nice and creamy.
real_ale_ity (4) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
We were at a charity concert. Ice hot jalfrezi cordial, no jalfrezi flavour. A toothache on heroin; a millionaire in prison. Liquorice and aphid milkshake.
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big brown head - Good malt aroma with caramel and there is olso a nice hoppy fruity aroma - A very good malt body with some caramle and roasted malt, and the hops is olso very good with some pine and bitterness - The hops continues into the finish with a good bitterness - This was a very good and tasty beer
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - combination of pine and dark roasted rye
Appearance - black body; opaque; 1 3/4" tan head; and great lacing
Taste - nice West Coast, slightly dank, hops melded with a little grapefruit astringency and some rye malt
Palate - body is medium; texture is oily; carbonation is average; finish is astringent
jackafholmes (223) - - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle from a friend. Pitch black with a frothy tan head. Huge lychee aroma. Very bitter with strong alcoholic hit. Good viscous mouthfeel.