slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Always thought Stone IPA is good but not great. This is really good, piny hops deliciousness.
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Brain_Parasite (59) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly black, with a medium-size tan/off-white head. Gorgeous looking beer. Aroma of chocolates, grains, slight citrus. Very flavorful, lots of malt and chocolate notes upfront and a nice bitterness at the end. Some chocolate, raisin, and pine notes as well. Nice smokey aftertaste. Really good, another fine beer from Stone.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich brown with minimal head with a coating of hop oil. Heavy but fresh aroma of citrus and piney hops. Clean and very dry finish that goes on and on. The sweetness isn’t apparent until after a few sips when the hoppiness subsides but then adds considerable depth. The roasty malts that carry through keep this beer from tipping off the bitter end.
ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez très fleuri. Houblonné. Une petite touche litchi
Belle tenue de mousse.
Arome resineux et peristant. L’amertume maltée revient en fin de bouche. Leger arome fruité.
L’alcool n’est pas trop présent au gout.
dbhenry (59) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This ale has a nice floral aroma. It is very dark golden with a small head. The hop strength is full, yet it really doesn’t overpower the caramelized malty taste. Overall, this is a strong tasting ale and is quite good.
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was initially concerned with the darkness of the beer when poured since I’m not a dark beer guy normally. My fears proved unfounded as Stone produced another fine strong ale with this anniversary brew. Deep red-to-brown color, long-lasting head, with enough bite to satisfy this hop-head while still having the dark malt features.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Trappist glass. I smelled hops as soon as I cracked the top off the bottle, it is very hoppy on the nose with a hint of alcohol in there as well. The appearance is very nice, black with a tan two-finger head. It has a great, full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer from Stone Brewing Co. 4.3
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is not quite black, but has a great brown head that sticks around for a while. The nose is amazing. Full of great toasted malts, brown sugar, as well as nice citrus notes. The taste is very similar. Very sweet with the brown sugar and there’s also a great hop balance with citrus and floral aromas. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, a great brew, definitely impressed here and will have to buy again soon.
TH28 (57) - - APR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is jet black with a nice creamy tan foam cap. Aroma is very nice pine and earthy hop notes, Taste is deep roasted chocolate, with plum and dark fruit. Malt is a bit sweeter than an imperial stout, but with similar deep roasted cocoa notes. Sweetness of the deep malt blends into smooth bitterness from the hops that becomes more intense on the swallow. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a definitive creaminess as opposed to the dryness. Bitterness from the roasted malt and hops lingers on the finish, with a warming from the alcohol. Overall, this is a great Black IPA
boogerracing (57) - Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good dark color with nice creamy head. Lots of pine notes in the nose with the taste matching it. Plenty of hops across the palate and possibly some chocolate notes in there. The body is medium and the finish is beautifully bitter. Love it! Great beer.