ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewery. It was worth the drive out there. Somewhat sweet but packs a heck of a punch. Lots of hops and some roasted notes. Goes down smooth and has a finish with some bite. I’ll be back for more.....
PacNWDad (107) - 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.
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a shaker pint. Black pour - really black, even when you hold it to light.
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 8/28. Today’s date is 9/5.
Aroma - chocolate, oakey - very unique
Appearance - Pitch black - no suprises
Taste/ Palate - Lots of oakyness. Past the freshness date probably makes a different.
Overall - Having something after the freshness date usually means it isn’t as good as it should be.
Not a bad beer, but I would like to try it fresher to see how different it is.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a translucent black with an off white head. Aroma of juicy hops with some dark roast in the background. The roast is more prevalent in the taste, it is well ballanced with the citrus hops. Neither the roast or the hops are particularly bitter, this goes down very smoothly.
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not huge on Black IPAs, but Stone makes one of the best. Pours like a fizzly porter; black; smell is hops and roasted malts: resiny and citrusy. Mouthfeel is medium to full, cirsp carbonation. Flavor is bitter, with toasted malts, and hop bitterness. Dry finish.
Overall, an excellent black IPA, second only to Firestone’s Wookey Jack, and Clown Shoes’ Hoppy Feet 1.5
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely incredible. Tons of hops but with a creamy chocolate mix and just a hint of caramel.
bierslaaf (105) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with small tan head. Malt & citrus mix in aroma and taste. Very complex. Lasting burnt caramel in the finish.
philippem (105) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Une India Dark Ale explosive où houblons sautillants et choco-moka fondant / fondu viennent se rencontrer pour mieux s’embrasser en bouche. Rôti et agrumes sont également au rendez-vous. Une robe noire qui pourrait faire rougir la plus impérieuse des Stout Impériales! Un autre chef-d’oeuvre de Stone.
bigirishphan (105) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a small white head. Pretty good hops on the initial taste. The taste really stuck with means went from sweet to a tad sour. Good black ipa
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