Dal9000 (184) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wonderful brown ale. Immediate flavor of malt with a slight chocolate undertone finishes with a lighting mild malt flavor for a few minutes. Deep flavor that almost melts.
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zoucrew102 (523) - - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Tap at Colorado mountain brewery, COS. Roasted malt aroma with subtle hoppiness. Pours black with a decent, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted malt dominates the start with a rich, sticky mouthfeel and a little bit of licorice flavor as well. Finishes very dry with a good amount of hops. Nice, well balance black ipa.
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this was my second Black IPA, certainly not my last. I love the confusion of drinking such a dark ale, then getting hit with the IPA flavour instead. Even then it was a nice combo of faint roasted barley, and liquorice flavour mixed in with all the piney hoppyness. Had a great mouthfeel despite being so high in the alcohol and hops. Would love another one soon.
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a shaker pint. Black pour - really black, even when you hold it to light.
pictoman (513) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Dark brown, near black with beige head. Light aroma of hops and subtle fruit. Flavour quite hoppy and dry with a bit of chocolate and subtle caramel malt. Very oily texture. Full body.
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow my least favorite of Stone. Not a huge black ipa fan. The alcohol cone through too obvious. Sharp on all edges of a black ipa. Grapefruit. Black licorice. Odd combo.
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Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blacker than the ace of spades. Well executed for the style; plenty of roast but equally good doses of hop bitterness. A touch of sweetness on the finsh. Good stuff. Maybe the best of the style that i have tried? ($5 8oz Stone Liberty Station)
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Dark cola pour, smooth light brown head. Aroma also cola, with floral hops, grapefruit. Flavor has more pine to it. Finish is pretty crispy and dry. Granular, mellow carbonation; medium body; lightly sticky. 100/100?? I don’t get it.
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birthday present from s_hartshorne. Bottle. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of pineapple and piney hops with some chocolate. Taste is piney, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Excellent beer from the BIPA loving apprentice.
lightbias (93) - USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lovely Black IPA pours nice and dark with a lovely white foam that unfortunately did not last for long. Right out of the bottle wafts a pine and fruit combination that is almost confusing until you taste it. Lightly bitter on the bottom of my tongue and still sweet in my nose, I enjoyed the hell out of this excellent experience. I will be back to this Stone in the future.