Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of cacao, red berries, quite fruity, coffee, citrus. Quite bitter flavour, coffee, citrus, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, berries. Finish coffee, straw, fruity hops. Lingering bitter. Nice.
(from 66cL bottle @ home. Thanks for the bottle, Tim!)
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a black from a bottle with a white head, good lacing. Sweet roasty smell, overly sweet flavor. Bitter finish. Okay beer.
craftbeersweden (420) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got this bottle in a Stone Mixe Pack 2014 and Iíve tried it before but not reviewed it. This is my last bottle so this is the time to correct this!
The beer pours dark brow with a red tone and a two finger high beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass! FInally the head sinks down to a 2 mm layer on top of the beer, still creamy and fluffy.
Nose: Wow! Fantastic nose! Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cream, vanilla, orange, alcohol, toffee, butter, herbs, smoke and dried fruit.
Taste: Oh, this is so creamy and soft! Black berries, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, grapefruit, orange, sweetnes from the caramel malt, smoke, pine, roasted notes, dark bread, citrus - a LOT of flavours here!
Body: Medium body and soft carbonation. Creamy, oily texture. Complex flavours. So rich and soft.
This is an excellent beer!
badhack (449) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Most black IPA go straight for very dark, charcoal malts. This was a refreshing IPA with a balance of dark, cola, coffee and bread crust malts which made it much more drinkable. Everything was well balanced, nothing stood out. Nice citrus hop finish. Pairs well with grilled meats, beef, pork, etc.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black pour with tan head. Coffee and hop, aroma. Very well done and n aroma. Taste is very light coffe and dark malts ...obvious hop backend. Slightly dry finish a great blend of hops and dark malts.
Zakoon (373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours very dark brown with a big and frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, grapefruit and a little herbal. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Medium bodied, thick bodied, average carbonation. Finish is sweet and hoppy.
TedBell (17) - Utah, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with a tan head. Roasted malt and piney aroma. Dark roasted malt flavors balanced by piney hops. Hoppy finish lingers on the palate. Balanced.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated based on notes taken 20 May 2012 -- This is a great black IPA. Hops everywhere with a great malt base that isnít overcome by the hops.
Maxbier (722) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour from a bottle. Small light brown head. Piney aroma with hint of roast. Hints of the roast malt backbone but the piney citrus hop is dominant. Lingering pine and chocolate roast finish. (you will be missed)
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice frothy pale head. Head retention is excellent. Aroma of malt, hops, pine, slight citrus, spice, alcohol, very slight soy sauce and smoke. Flavors of spice, hop bitterness, slight citrus, caramel, alcohol, smoke, vanilla and very slight but pleasant sour notes. Itís just an awesome brew. Almost taste like a BA brew. With stone updating their recipes I wonder if they will make a 2.0 of this brew.