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.
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.
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
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.
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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RyanK (274) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz! from the stone mix pack best by 5/27 tasted 4/22. Pours black but is penetrable by light, has a foamy tan head slow to subside. Smells like a black IPA chinook hops roasted malt. Taste of malty bitterness followed by dry hoppy bitterness. Plenty of bite and no alcohol taste at almost 9% I gotta give this beer credit. Plenty of bitterness and bite should most definitely appeal to fans of this style, but not to the faint of heart.
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.