12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. Very dark burgundy/black with a lot of hops in the nose, but then as you drink the malt becomes very apparent. This was very smooth, surprising, and good.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black with a tan head. Nose is complex with bold citrus hop, grass. Full mouthfeel, smooth, with a zing at the end. Toast malt, bittersweet chocolate, almond moves to a balanced resiny and lemon hop. Finishes with brown sugar and licorice. Fantastic.
TH28 (276) - - APR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is jet black with a nice creamy tan foam cap. Aroma is very nice pine and earthy hop notes, Taste is deep roasted chocolate, with plum and dark fruit. Malt is a bit sweeter than an imperial stout, but with similar deep roasted cocoa notes. Sweetness of the deep malt blends into smooth bitterness from the hops that becomes more intense on the swallow. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a definitive creaminess as opposed to the dryness. Bitterness from the roasted malt and hops lingers on the finish, with a warming from the alcohol. Overall, this is a great Black IPA
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark IPA--now this is an interesting one. It definitely has the normal Stone hop profile, but with a definitely roasted malt undertone. Quite a unique and interesting combination, and I think I like it.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, 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!
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Dieu du Ciel. pours a very dark brown with a tan head that leaves tons of lacing. aroma is loaded with hops, and a bit of bitter dark chocolate. taste is roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, and a huge hops finish. body is thick, mouthfeel is creamy. an incredible beer that i wish i was able to get more of on a consistent basis.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin white head and some good lacing. Big aroma of hops and a tad roasty. Perfect balance of dark malts and hops make this black IPA fantastic.
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Beerandhockey8 (271) - 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.
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Damm good brew. Goes to glass as medium bodied and deep black. There is a minimal head to stare at while you are nosing the deep caramel, malt and faint hops. a nice subtle sweetness and creamy mouth bring the hops into the picture. Very, very well balnced.. rich and complex. A Fantastic brew.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black in color with a large and lasting head. Hop and some citrus aromas. Bitter grapefruit taste and finish.