HuskerTan (980) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Hoppy, spices, malty, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Very bitter, malty, roasty, spices, caramel.
P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, spiced bitter finish.
O- Wow. The bottle I had was well past the best by date and it still kicked you in the face. If you like bitterness this is a good choice. I didn’t expect to like it as I don’t go crazy over Stone and IPA is far from my favorite style but this one was pretty solid. Lots of hops and spice make this a well balanced brew.
angelosixo (2) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ANOTHER GREAT BEER FROM STONE THE JUST KEEP PUTTING THEM OUT . FINISHES VERY WELL
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Up front it pours black, smells like hops, and tastes effing Iincredible.....must be a stone. Very roasty and extremely bitter.
Mjp12 (817) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Supreme beer, fresh stone hop aroma, backed by a great malt backbone, fantastic.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate and vanilla, lingering bitterness, syrupy palate. Very impressive beer.
StevieT (1038) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours thick dark brown, thin lasting tan head, rich roasted flavours with only a mild lingering bitterness. Dangerously drinkable.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Charred malt and citrus bitterness, pine, light coffee taste. Heavy feel and lingering bitterness on the tongue. Good beer
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best black IPAs out there. Great balance with the dark malts, pale and hops. I think this is what Greg Noonan is drinking up in heaven.
Mora (15) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice head and very nice dark color. Not bitter yet a slight hop taste of hop. Very nice beer.
hohops (545) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is very dark, almost black. A 1-2 finger light brown head which gradually fades, leaving some lacing. Aroma- lots of hops. Orange, some grapefruit, a bit of malt, pine. Smells just like an IPA. Taste- hop bitterness, orange peel, pine, bitter fruit, hints of milky chocolate, iced coffee, a lasting, fruit-filled, bitter finish. Complex and delicious.