timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark black/brown with little head. This one’s a nice mix of a medium IPA and stout. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect given the label, but it’s something good. Great stuff.
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, here I sit on a Friday night rating beers I’ve tried. Some people go out and go bowling, some go to the bars and some loaf around writing shit about the beers they’ve tried.
Anyway, this is some tasty tasty ale. Pours dark, bites hard and tickles your innards with the tingling of hops. Good anniversary offering and I can still find it on the shelves, so it’s been a tough run on the liver.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with little to no head. I could smell the hops as the beer was coming out of the bottle. I expected it to be overly hoppy, but it was very well balanced between the malts and hops.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle purchased for $6 from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a dark brown with little head but decent lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavour is nicely hoppy with some lasting bitterness. Well balanced with a decent malt backbone. However, not all that different from a "normal" IPA. Good, but not extraordinary.
Fantomasus (207) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Pours a deep dark chocolate with a big foamy head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with slight hints of leather and gun oil. Entrancing. A big bold balanced taste of malt, chocolate, and fruit with hints of exspesso. A big quick hop finish that leaves a lingering dark chocalate copper. Wow. Nice work.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sent by my brother in law from new york. I thank him for thinking of me. Wonderful aroma and dark sweet malt with transcendent hop flavor. As always stone adds something that puts it over the top. I love this dark ipa and it is significantly different from Arrogant Bastard- the hop is more floral and the malt daker. Yashar koach!
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thin body is only demerit, burnt ochre color with tan foam an lace lingering head, definately get the roasty barley and super high alphas - like a suped up Hop Rod Rye or DFH Indian brown -
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. pours almost black coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Roasted and malty with notes of black ryebread,berries, fruit and of course lots of hops.
sandoz (7) - revere, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark brown,wasn’t expecting it to be this dark.Flavor Malt seems to be more prevalent,hops are there but barely.Aroma slighty Citrus and with a feint alcohol undertone.Very Good almost like a mix between Stone APA and Stone IPA.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Pours a dark dark brown with a large tan head. I could smell the hops as soon as I started pouring this. Some caramel as well. Big bitterness. Solid, not spectacular.