dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. Aroma is mostly hops, appearance is black w/ tan head that fades quickly. Taste is bitter roast then hops on the finish a nice piney spicy hop flavor that lingers on your tongue balancing out with the roast very well. It’s a nice mouthfeel, not too thick to ruin the refreshing finish but not too thin either. Overall If I could find more of this I would drink more of this.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice black with a nice tan head and some lace. Aroma is of citrus, citrus hops, notes of orange, rosated malts, resin and wood. West coast hops, orange, roasted malts, some carbonation and a little alcohol bite.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure why this is shown as an American Strong Ale. I see this as a Black IPA - This brew should be poured nice and cold to enjoy the Hoppy goodness - be sure to let the beer warm though and drink slowly as this brew transforms into a wonderful smoky, malty porter type brew with major Hoppy goodness. Very complex and you do want to experience all levels and dimensions of this craft!
fcjack1 (242) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from world beers. Pours black with a thin white head. Scent has some chocolate, hops and raisins. Taste is a nice hop with some chocolate and a little oak flavor. Smooth beer . . . .
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque, super dark brown color.
The pour produced a copious amount of rich dense foamy head thats tan in color. This tan head is slow fading leaving sticky lacing in it’s wake.
Aromatics are wonderfully pungent with sticky hop oils. Hop bouquet leans towards earthy and floral.
Beyond the hop pop there is very sutle roasted malt nuiances.
Taste is rich roasted malts up front, sutle, not overpowering with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Sweet upfront.
Hops take charge next with a pretty desent hop bite and a good, fresh hoppy flavor. Bitter at the end.
A good medium bodied ale. I detect some fine grittiness. The bitterness is stong and lingers deep into the aftertaste.
A good looking beer, a good smelling beer and a good tasting beer. What more could you want.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft. seriously this might be my favorite beer. love black ipas and this is as good as it gets thus far for me.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark dark brown but seemingly clear beer with a tan head that lasts a while with great lacing. Aroma of citrus with maybe some fruit and roasted malt. Tastes of malt and coffee with a hint of chocolate. It has a great undertone of bittersweetness. There is a twang at the end that may be the alcohol. Not to sure how I like this initially but will see how it pans out with the full drink. Overall of moderate body and carbonation. Not sure how I like this beer overall but this is the first of this style for me so that may just be it. As time went on this beer did grow on me so I have modified some of the numbers.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sent by my brother in law from new york. I thank him for thinking of me. Wonderful aroma and dark sweet malt with transcendent hop flavor. As always stone adds something that puts it over the top. I love this dark ipa and it is significantly different from Arrogant Bastard- the hop is more floral and the malt daker. Yashar koach!
Zakoon (238) - 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.
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hybrid stout mixed with an IPA done very well. Rich Burnt malts and hops take the main stage.