GreatDane1632 (1010) - 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 isn’t overcome by the hops.
Maxbier (699) - 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 (114) - 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. It’s 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.
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home, bomber finished all by myself and boy was I glad to. Thanks tderoeck for the bottle. Together with Wookey Jack this must be the best Black IPA I've had up to date. Bitter as hell, roasted malts. The way I like my Black IPA's. More leaning towards the IPA-style. Absolutely lovely.
fombe89 (618) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Courtesy of Lowenbrau. BBD: 17-03-2015
Color negro, espuma blanca. Cuerpo medio. Final amargo.
Lowenbrau (2639) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz bottle. 23-04-2015.
Enjoy by 17-03-2015 (yes, really short expiry time...)
Courtesy of Javi ificould.
In short: nice black ipa.
Pours black with nice tan head, creamy and compact. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Herbal nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, dry, herbal, some roasty notes. A nice black ipa, but not the best i had.
markoijelena (1136) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12 oz at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Thank you Alberto and Greek connection?s for this bottle.Pour it daek color with small white head.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, hoppy note, some pepper, cereals.Smooth finish good balanced.Good
Cristobal37 (369) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a classic example of hype ruining a decent beer. For whatever reason I missed this one at the Anniversary party and managed to go 7 more years without trying it. Now that it’s going to be retired I felt like I had to, especially with a 100 rating! Totally overrated! It’s a simple black ipa, which has been over hopped. It’s one dimensional. Looking forward to Stone’s new beers since this one is going out of rotation.
Bebum (496) - - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, deep copper, tall amd persistent head.
Full body, intense flavors, smooth texture, nice alcohol heat, outstanding mouthfeel with perfect balance and good length.
Very bitter but well supported by malty sweetness.
Roast and caramel flavors overshadow hops but are nicely complementary.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a great tasting in Vranovo-Serbia, with markoijelena and cika Boban. Bottle. Many thanks to Costantin from the Hoppy imp. Greece. Pours brownish black with an ivory foamy head which leaves drafts when lowers. Nose: roasted malts, orange peel. Mouth: juicy malty feel, Sweet and citrusy as well.