cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
jet black with tan head, aroma is pine hops up front with caramel roasted malt, taste is pine citrus hops, rich roasted malt, not extremely drinkable one bomber in plenty but one of the best CDAs ive had
meb137 (6) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is absolutely amazing. At first pour I had my doubts as it didn’t have the best smell, but don’t judge this beer on that alone. What it lacks there it gains in it’s appearance and taste. Overall amazing. I may have my new favorite beer.
TarcisioVasco (88) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cerveja é excelente, mas não na minha opinião não merece nota 100, degustada durante reunião da Confrabacon em Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil.
coreyc1221 (51) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alchy and hoppy aroma. Black black blackness color wise.tan head. Surprisingly balanced! Vanilla hint with malty nut after feel. I. Love. Stone. Fucking great beer!
Doofgoblin (125) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome. Pours black. Lots of aroma here: notes of toasty malts, faint chocolate, faint smoke, woody, and slightly hoppy. Taste is sweet, malty, toasty, bitter pine, nutty, and faint caramel. Complex. It really develops and begs for another taste. Finish lingers just slightly but really nice. It’s a mind bender... enjoy.
want1DIPA (7) - - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the GOAT! It's bold but subtle regarding Hoppiness and ABV%. It plays tricks on my mind because its a DIPA, but it looks like a stinking stout. I simply adore this beer. It's also the reason I love craftbeer, Stone Sublime was my first.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!
blackflag321 (305) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pour to pint; with a meal- pork loin and sweet potatoes. I have had this several times but did not rate it. I always enjoyed it. Very persistent foamy head; cola black color. Roasted maltiness with a bit of smoke and sweetness. Very good.
boozedude (967) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow...ran into this little gem a few mins ago at locust tap! Never seen b4 so had to get..holy smokes its delicious black ipa... hoppy bitter goodness..yay
bluemooner (554) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium tan head and some lacing. Aroma is a lot of pine and citrus notes with chocolate and coffee mixed in. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, coffee, grapefruit and citrus with piney hops. Medium body with medium carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Very good brew.
DavidWoodruff (235) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, espresso and an odd mosquito-spray smell - my guess is the hops.
Appearance:Black with a small tan head.
Flavor: Roasted malt and caramel - moderately sweet.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky texture.
Overall: Very impressed with how well balanced it is for the typically unbalanced style.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours completly opaque even when held up to the light. A dense 2 finger tan head presents excellent retention and random patterns of lacing.
S - Resinous pine surrounded by grapefruit zest and sweet tropical fruit. Perfume-like alcohol vapors, hits of roasted dark malts and cocoa.
T - Oily piney hop juice all the way to the middle then instantly turns to aggressive grapefruit pith, tropical fruits, and mint. All the while the roasted, almost burnt malt holds on and adds some smoky sweetness. Bitter fruit and slightly sweet with burnt chocolate on the finish. Aftertaste seems different with every drink but grapefruit seems to dominate.
M - Full bodied, very rich and creamy, moderate carbonation hops coat the mouth with bitterness.
A multitude of hop flavors with good black malts behind it. This is on the edge of being unbalanced on the hops side but the malt comes through just enough.
Serving type: bottle