tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dry hoppy mouth feel. Small tan head with a fair amount of lacing. Leaves bitter after taste. Guess this is not my favorite. Has a great aroma but the finish is very bitter and has some alcohol burn.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer’s in Beaverton, OR. Aroma is sweet and woody, with strong hints of burned coffee. Sweetness in the beginning gets immediately overtaken by the astringency of the roasted grains and the bitterness of the hops. I would not necessarily call this beer balanced, but I would certainly call it complex. Then again, I prefer sweeter Black IPAs, and I don’t generally care for overly dry and astringent roasted grains. Regardless, I would gladly drink this again. And again.
Fantomasus (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Pours a deep dark chocolate with a big foamy head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with slight hints of leather and gun oil. Entrancing. A big bold balanced taste of malt, chocolate, and fruit with hints of exspesso. A big quick hop finish that leaves a lingering dark chocalate copper. Wow. Nice work.
libertine (287) - 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.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours mahogany with ample tan head. Aroma is roast, apples, some spice with hints of alcohol. Flavor is a nice balanced strong flavor. Citrus hops, some oak, roastiness, more apples and plum. Nice hop and roast flavor on the finish. This is really drinkable. The alcohol lends minimal heat - but be careful - it’s there alright! Good stuff!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Appearance is dark brown/black shot through with a bit of ruby when you hold it up to the light.. Two finger tan head. Nice, soft citrus-hop aroma. Flavor starts out with grapefruit citrus hops, transitions into a malty, smoky, chocolatey flavor, and then finishes with a tingle of alcohol and grapefruit again with a lingering smokiness in the back of the throat. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this beer when I picked up at Greens, but as usual Stone doesn’t treat me wrong. A nice St. Pat’s day present to myself.
malkyore (286) - - MAR 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve gone my whole life raring beers attributes out of 10. I rarely give things 10s because there has never been a yardstick for me of what the best beer is. As of now for ipas this is my new yardstick. This beer is the perfect balance between the Carmel maltiness of a stout, and the heavy handed hoppiness of a stone ipa. This is a phenomenal beer.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into shaker pint. ..... Pours black with nice tan head................. . ....
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark and thin dark head. Very opaque. Taste is surprisingly light and fruity! Grapefruit and lots and lots of hops, just like Stone is known for... GREAT beer. Balanced and has a dry finish. Big fan.
Zakoon (284) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours very dark brown with a big and frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, grapefruit and a little herbal. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Medium bodied, thick bodied, average carbonation. Finish is sweet and hoppy.