cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 From the bottle and from a growler. Poured almost black. Smells of roasted malt and smoke. Taste has lots going on, from malt up front to fruits in the background to lingering hops.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 22 oz bomber shared with Judah! Thanks Judah! Poured a deep dark brown with a tan foamy head. The nose was rich cocoa, big floral hops, smoke, toffee, and burnt caramel. The taste was very hoppy with caramel and chocolate malt, fig, raisin, smoke lingering, and woody like pine. The mouthfeel was creamy, mildly thick, and decently balanced. A great Black IPA!
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black body, tan fizzy head. Excellent balance of malt, bitterness, and alcohol.
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.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
great ipa, but this one’s black. piney, resinous, but with a mellow dark malt base. full-bodied and hoppy at the same time
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.
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.
eruizgarcia (276) - - 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.
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.