Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark brown, almost black with some ruby in there when held up to a light. There is a nice two-finger head with good retention and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma earthy hops, dark roasted malts, and some sweetness. The taste is hop oil, a bit of bitterness, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark coffee. The mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side. The alcohol is not very noticeable in this beer as well.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into shaker pint. ..... Pours black with nice tan head................. . ....
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this style love this brew so sad to hear it will be no longer. Huge earthy hop aroma coupled with great coffee nose. Tast so well balance of nice roast and hops. Perfect carbonation and perfect dry finish. Get it while you can
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peaches and hops dominate this ones olfactory presence. Hipsters beware, you’ll like this. It’s a fine BIPA.
Rune (9399) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One-third sample, keg at The 23 Club. Near black coloured body. Fair fawn-coloured head, mostly remaining. Smell of mid-sweet vanilla, dark fruits and grainy malts. Rich taste profile of vanilla chocolate, coffee and liquorice followed by dark fruity bitterness to a prolonged ending. Smooth and warming on the swallow. Full bodied. Delicious (Liverpool 31.01.2015).
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours coffee-black, roasted, chocolatey nose, palate full-bodied, ending in a roasted malt bitterness. Overall, it’s like a stout with IPA hops.
FestDecBeet (412) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark deep brown. Amber highlights when held up to the light. Light tan head. Very thick and pillowy that hangs around a while. Thick lacing.
Smell: roasted malts. Dank hops. Coffee.
Taste: hops. Dank. Grapefruit. Roasted malt. Coffee.
Feel: rather thick mouth feel for an IPA. Medium carbonation.
Overall: nice beer. Would like more hops. But a good balance.
First drank: home 2/7/15
MayumiH (414) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Toasty, Malty and hoppy. Chocolate, coffee, citrus, vanilla taste. A bit stout-ish. Smooth boozy finish. Delicious :)
androman (975) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pt 6fl oz @ brauhaus, Edinburgh. Body is dark brown, head is big rocky, tan, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is citrus, aroma is dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, mild coffee, licorice, vanilla, herbs. Light sweet, heavy roasty and hoppy bitter, light fruity sour. Full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, takes some time to drink, very good balance.
jinroh (801) - ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours deep mahogany, dark brown. Head is minimal, brownish beige, leaving nice lacings. Aroma is not too strong at first, some lactic roast aromas mainly, a bit of hop freshness, sweet cocoa chocolate too. Taste is bitter as an IPA should be but it is difficult to tell if this bitterness is coming from hops or from burnt roastiness. I guess they fit together almost perfectly. Body is there but not too much or not too little. There is burnt rye, hops by the basket, dark fruits and finish is actually quite short and leaves some burnt rye bread taste to linger for a while. Alcohol should be significant - it has after all 8,7% - but is almost not noticeable. This is very very nice, too bad that Stone has decided to discontinue this beer.