ChrisFields (69) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- Green pine and pungent. Almost like if a cat urinated on your christmas tree.. I dont mean this in a bad way i am just trying to express the power behind the smell.
Appearance- Deep deep red amber with lacy cream head. Good lacing.
Taste- Piney with potent hops and floral boquet. Very nice.
Palate- medium body with a smooth dryness.
Overall- Great "punch you in your taste buds" boldness. Like a mix between a porter and an ipa. Very unique and worth trying.
cafgen (69) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice dark color with a nice roasted color head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hoppy and a slight sweetnes. Taste is pine and hoppy. Very smooth. Definitely try it.
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frlrv1020 (68) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bravo Stone! Great black IPA. Nice foresty smell, medium body. Bitter on the palate, with a bit of caramel and coffee. Love it!
MHOSKINS (68) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect blend. Stone has hit a home run with this flavor. If you love the hops of an IPA, the taste and texture of a fine stout or porter, the thus beer is for you. The perfect blend the combines the best of both worlds. Stone Rocks again!
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IvoR (68) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a think brownish head.Aroma is of hops, very strong, even with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is very hoppy, maybe fruity as well. It does remind me of grapefruit now that I read otherís ratings (I am very poor at detecting fruit flavor myself). A vague hint of chocolate in the end that quickly disappears. The finish is nice and lasting. A very good beer.
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours dark brown, almost the color of a porter but a bit more translucent. Thin, tan head. Interesting to drink a beer this dark and have it be this hoppy. I expected the maltiness to balance out the hoppyness but the hops come through a lot more, although this isnít a bad thing. The usual citrus, pine, floral notes of an IPA donít come through near as much in this beer, but the bitterness is definitely there. I thought it would be a little sweeter, given the alcohol content. Subtle hints of dry chocolate, licorice, cough syrup and resin are present also. Not the most amazing beer Iíve ever had but one of the more interesting and creative ones. Thumbs up for sure.
ipamonger (67) - 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.
iggynelix (67) - 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.
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep deep brown to charcoal black in color with a thin head. Big hoppy nose. Chwwey hops with dark molasses/black cherry flavors, however the predominant flavors are from the hops, adding a grapefruit/citrus facet and overpowering the large malt bill. Somewhat like a fresh batch of barley wine... See <a href="http://www.1000BottlesofBeer.com"& for the complete review. Cheers!
moonbug (66) - Bryan, - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark beer with a light head. Sweet chocolaty spicy full taste. Smooth finish. Overall a very good Nd interesting beer.
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