chucklemation (450) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black color with a foamy white head. Has a very nice pine aroma, that seems to be mixes with some spice. Taste is pine, sweet, mild bitterness, and some spice. Very good, but seems a tad off for some reason I can’t put my finger on. Wouldn’t hesitate to have another though.
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better BIPA’s out there, as expected. I really enjoy the aroma and the initial and middle tastes, just wish the finish was a touch less….I don’t know what it is. It’s not a bad finish by any means, it’s warming…a hint of spice or something. Blah blah blah, pouring another. Righteous!
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is the absolutely righteous, great nose , barnyard, dark fruits , and an earthiness ,the color is dark and murky and the flavor is slightly bitter and enjoyable.
BadAprilia1000 (252) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate, espresso, cocoa nibs, salted caramel, vanilla, and coffee. Pours a rich dark oil color with a creamy cappuccino colored head. Flavor is a full dark chocolate that mellows out to vanilla and finally finishes off very hoppy. The most surprising thing about this beer is hop drinkable it is, the palate is fantastic.
RyanK (188) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz! from the stone mix pack best by 5/27 tasted 4/22. Pours black but is penetrable by light, has a foamy tan head slow to subside. Smells like a black IPA chinook hops roasted malt. Taste of malty bitterness followed by dry hoppy bitterness. Plenty of bite and no alcohol taste at almost 9% I gotta give this beer credit. Plenty of bitterness and bite should most definitely appeal to fans of this style, but not to the faint of heart.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a pretty much black colour with a nice pale tan head. Nice aroma of fruity fresh piney US hops, some roasted malts. Flavour has a bit of spice in there, creamy chocolate, bit of a dry finish. Not my favourite of the style but a good beer never the less.
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at le sur mesure in Nantes. Nice thin black pour with a brown head. Medium body, medium carbo. Great hop aroma. Malty backdrop with a nice mix of hops. Not overpowering or over bitter. Very smooth drinker. Very nice Black IPA.
Handypaul (196) - - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big beige creamy! head that leaves great lacing. aroma of chocolate, burnt malts. Flavor of the same with nuts and a roasty smoky bitterness. Average carbonation, oily texture, medium body, heavy sweet and bitterness and a long bitter finish.
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another aptly named (aren’t they all) brew from Stone. Brilliantly hop forward but balanced. As good as it is from the tap/bottle - it only gets better as it warms up. Delicious (with a capital D).
conway (1372) - - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dark cola colored with a tan head. Aroma and taste are both citrusy hops and chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Slightly sticky. Very good.