jeremugohio (82) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice beer. I am a big fan of black IPA and this did not dissapoint. Nice subtle floral aroma, appearance is solid dark with good head. Good smooth taste. Stone is quickly becoming one of my favorite
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - Pine, Floral Hops, sweet malts. Appearance - Dark brown with a nice large head, that dissipates into a small lasting head. Flavor - Just like it smells, with a dry and nice bitter hop finish. Palate - full body, sticky, astringent, bitter, long finish. Overall - This is a great beer with some kick (nice abv). Itís not as thick as arrogant bastard, but it is very similar in taste. This taste like a cross between an DIPA and a Stout.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is subtle and balanced. As a lover of true ipas the black ipas have yet to impress. But this one is so balanced its hard to not like it. Nice dirty hop stick but with a light chocolate malt mixed in. Nice beer stone. Still not a big fan of the style but definitely a clean good beer.
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
See Harsebrauís rating. Itís Shake-n-Bake, and I helped.
Honest intro - probably too schnocked to rate...(got the hiccups)...but here goes... Aroma: this baby has the dark fruits cruising through the nostrils with traces of cocoa with a definite hop. But a lot of prune and raisin. (btw Harsebrau is helping with this..also schnocked.) Poured a dark brown to black. Touch of off tan/white head. Weíre drinking this in dimpled mugs. It has a flavor of bitter and malty smooth but sharply bitter. It has been burnt by something. I donít what...but burnt. And that is ok.
stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big sexy black IPA. Deep dark color with a reddish hue. Hoppy aroma and a hop-forward flavor with a roasty-sweet backbone.
strattonspeaks (78) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with tall beige head. Good retention and lace. Huge hop aroma. Pine. Citrus. Sweet citrus flavor up front. Orange peel. Zest. Evergreen copse on the follow through with a lingering dry, bitter finish. Huge flavor but wonderfully balanced. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Terrific brew.
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aroma is typical stone brewhouse aroma plus citrus and roasty malt. Taste is rich malt, chocolate, toast, esters, citrus, delicious. A cold weather beer. Comfort food.
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany brown color, crystal clear, with a beautiful tan two-finger head. Nose is crazy, deep prunes, raisins, sweet fruit, alcohol spice, and molasses. Taste is equally fantastic. Tons of roasted malt throughout, alcohol spice, and strong drying hops
metalhead0043 (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle for 4 bucks. Pours black with an amber hue and a huge tan head. Aroma is mostly a strong floral hop with some fruit, vanilla and caramel malt underneath. Taste is pretty much exclusively hop flavors; pine and floral. Not much finish on this one to speak of either. Body is average, average carbonation. Iím not really tasting any of the malt flavors in this one. It kinda just tastes like an IPA to me. Not bad by any stretch but it hasnít blown me away either.
Aholmb1 (76) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: opaque black, little foam from the draft, minimal lacing on the glass
Aroma: slight hoppy smell, not very aromatic
Taste: hoppy and bitter, not very overwhelming flavor, not as chocolate or coffee taste as expected
Overall: this is an excellent beer, different than what I expected but pleasantly surprised
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