eruizgarcia (214) - - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, poured almost black with a thin tan head. Bitter hops rule, with some malty sweetness upfront. Strong alcohol taste. Very good to drink slowly.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown, smooth tan head. spruce, herbs, peppers, citrus, chocolate, toffee. very bitter, salty and savory. medium body. ill need to revisit this, itís the second hoppy thing iíve had tonight thatís tasted strangely (and almost excessively) savory, salty, and peppery. maybe my tongue is off tonight, i liked it more when i had it half a year ago.
achtungpv (213) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin black with a hoppy nose. Roasted malts with a hint of bitter coffee. Lots of flavors going on.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head, good lace. Citrusy hop nose (Centennial?). Very little roasty dark grain character compared to other black IPAs. Very long finish that does have some dark grain characters to it. The most regular IPA-like black IPA Iíve had. Not sure if that is the point, or if these beers are supposed to be a combination between stouts and IPAs.
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark chocolate. Hop presence immediate in the nose, almost bizarrely for something this dark. Mouthfeel is medium to full on. Some hints of chocolate and dark fruits, but Iím always looking for something more from the American íHop Slamí gang and this doesnít quite do it for me.
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The name says a lot from a brewery only slightly less self-righteous than Rogue! Four guys tasting and I am the only one that thought it was drinkable. Reviewing many ratings, I have to guess we had a bad bottle, but itís worth it to note that this beer tastes like it will age well, and probably improve over the next 2 years.
First released in January of 2009, with an ABV of 8.7%. But, this is a re-make of the 2007 Stone 11th Anniversary Ale, so it looks like it will be available in limited quantities every year. I am very interested to see how this beer progresses both in the current bottling and future versions.
kindacold (211) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost opaque red with massive head that persists. Mild smell of smoke, alcohol, and wood. Thick, bittersweet smokey flavor with coffee, caramel, chocolate, hops, charcoal, butter, lots of citrus, and much more. Light, sticky finish.
gerbewa (211) - - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Very dark and very bitter this beer reminds me of a very bitter stout mixed with an ipa
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very interesting brew. Pours deep brown with moderate carbonation. Aroma is that of an ipa but the hops donít dominate as much as a traditional ipa (also some maltiness and toastiness on the nose). Taste is quite good (like a chocolate chip cookie being washed down with an ipa. Quite a good balance in this brew which, in combination with the smooth mouthfee, makes it an enjoyable and easy to drink brew. Overall I wasnít blown away by it but it was quite good.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz Bottle -- Pours black with a big tan head. Lots of fruity and floral notes going on in this beer. Very interesting aromas of hops, chicory, grapes, and passion fruit. Great balance of flavors, sweet upfront, bitter and sour in the back.