frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of burnt caramel, a touch of soy aroma in there. The appearance of dark, roasted barley, looks a lot like coffee. I do not pick up on the hops as much as I thought I would. Although it is an interesting brew it is not my favorite Stone beer.
ipamonger (64) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, dark brown, with a thin fleeting head. Aroma of hops, citrus, floral, malt, coffee, vanilla. Taste is a great bittersweet, resiny hops comes through. Fantastic IPA.
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this beer a lot . Nice pour with a good amount of head and some lace. Aromas of caramel, with a bit of floral tones and some funk. A dark, rich beer with a surprising amount of hops. The beer begins sweet and malty, more balanced roasted flavors in the middle, and then clobbers with hops at the end.
iggynelix (62) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter and dark as would be expected for a black ipa. Donít try to session this brew that smells like feline urine with an after taste like quinine.
beeratarian (62) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark browm almost black with a light brown medium head. Aroma is mostly hops with a little dark roasted malt, almost slightly burnt. Initial flavors are that of a smoothed out ruination. Very smooth and easy to drink for the style. Your mind tricks you into thinking it will be malty and roasty, but the reality of it is just a balance to the ridiculous amounts of hops that stone likes to use. The finish is dry and creamy at the same time. What makes this beer so good is the drinkablity. I could pound a bomber and look for more. The fresher the better with this beer. A dark beer that is right at home on the john deer in the middle of summer or as a warmer on a winter ski trip.
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chalk up another great beer from Stone, this black IPA is fantastic, loved the hops in this one, definitely unique!
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extreme smell of hops! Great beer. Smooth head and smooth finish. The hop flavor is intense in this beer. Floral and citrus through the finish but a bit subdued. Did I mention how hoppy this smells?
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic black IPA. Subtly roasted, chocolate notes that become more pungent as the brew warms. Full of hoppy, malty, complex dark notes that will leave your palate wanting more.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highest of the night. Really enjoyed the body. Had a great hop finish, much better nose than anything else this evening. Thanks to Brigadier for a good night out.
airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, and I thought this was Cascade hops. I could taste the Simcoe, but not the Chinnook. Note to self: Explore and learn more about hops. Dark, hoppy, yet effervescent with a wonderful malty balance that does not let the alchol shine through at all. Excellent brew.