Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark dark brown but seemingly clear beer with a tan head that lasts a while with great lacing. Aroma of citrus with maybe some fruit and roasted malt. Tastes of malt and coffee with a hint of chocolate. It has a great undertone of bittersweetness. There is a twang at the end that may be the alcohol. Not to sure how I like this initially but will see how it pans out with the full drink. Overall of moderate body and carbonation. Not sure how I like this beer overall but this is the first of this style for me so that may just be it. As time went on this beer did grow on me so I have modified some of the numbers.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sent by my brother in law from new york. I thank him for thinking of me. Wonderful aroma and dark sweet malt with transcendent hop flavor. As always stone adds something that puts it over the top. I love this dark ipa and it is significantly different from Arrogant Bastard- the hop is more floral and the malt daker. Yashar koach!
nittanytide (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep, dark brown with a foamy half-finger head that left lacing down the glass. Aroma is complex: coffee, charcoal, bitter hops. Taste is coffee, charcoal and a little bit of orange rind. Well done!
grimreaperguru (237) - santee, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an almost jet black with a tan head.The aroma is of strong hops and roasted malts.The flavor is of sweet malt up front with bitter hops at the end.Got a nice bitter finish.Overall one of thew best from Stone.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with small light brown head Aroma is roasty with some coffee and citrus hop notes. Flavor is bitter with roasted notes and a slight alcohol burn on the back of the mouth. Very complex.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense dark brown, nearly black pour, allowing no light to go through. Minimal wispy beige head. Huge aroma of spice, piney hops, roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, espresso. Flavor is intense bitterness upfront with roasted and spiced malts in the middle, dark chocolate in the finish. Not for the faint of heart, but quite amazing.
Hartung32 (234) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite Black IPA. It's the profile standard as far as in concerned; and perfectly balanced.
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gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Very dark beer, Pours like a stout. At first it tastes like a stout with a chocolate coffee taste, then transitions to an IPA bitterness. Very drinkable and tasty.
Beerandhockey8 (233) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pours very dark copper, thick tan head. Smell is strangely hoppy for the darkness, also notes of coffee and malt. Taste is bitter, full complex body with light carbonation. First Stone brew I’ve had, very impressive.
libertine (233) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours very dark with quite a bit of creamy head.aroma is very floral with an obvious hint of grapfruit and pine.heavily carbonated.i drink ipas only on occasion and got to say the hops on this is very balanced.flavour of grapefruit and pine with a subtle sweetness.bitter with a pleasant dry finish.i would add this to the ipas ive enjoyed.