Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft - pours black with tan head and great lacing. Spruce nose and eventually becomes roasty. Balanced taste-wise at first, but quickly dominated by the bitterness. long bitter aftertaste.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Super dark brown, just about black with a medium light brown head. Aroma is strong resin hops with a fairly small roasted malt aroma. The stout character is much more present in the taste, lots of coffee, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, heavy bitter, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Good beer.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells exactly like itís name suggests it would. As well, it taste exactly as itís name suggests. Plus, good. Not great but damn good. Itís full of the bitter and chocolate and coffee and with piney and citrus and blah blah ba frackiní blah. Itís a real good black IPA. Iíd recommend it.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF, 7/8/12. Opaque brown. Aroma - Grapefruit, quite piney, grassy, aromatic spiciness, hops, bit of grape, bit roasty/choc malt. Taste - Very piney, terpene flavours. Grapefruit flavours, but little bitterness. Bit of a spicy tang, but mainly sweetish. Bit choc malt. Good balance of darker, sweet malts & grapefruit, piney & aromatic hops. Body is medium-thick, slightly syrupy, soft.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exactly what I needed to erase the taste of the Schlitz Gold I just drank. Pours very black with lots of lacing. Smells of hops and roast malt. Lots of roast, lots of hops. Not sure how fresh this is but itís still pretty good. Very bitter taste with a little dose of sweetened, caramel malt at the end. Bomber.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís interesting to taste this beer, itís boozy, hoppy and has a lingering bitterness to it. It also has a bit of an oily texture, pretty good, not a 100 though.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark beer that would make you think it is a stout. Nicely bitter and hoppy. Once again stone always makes a great product
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stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavily skewed towards the hop end. Bitter, lots of clear additions. Itís great but I think thereís a bit of stones reputation figuring into that 100 rating. Not too balanced, but a nice bite with a hint of roasted malt.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, espresso and an odd mosquito-spray smell - my guess is the hops.
Appearance:Black with a small tan head.
Flavor: Roasted malt and caramel - moderately sweet.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky texture.
Overall: Very impressed with how well balanced it is for the typically unbalanced style.
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer but itís definitely over hyped. Like many of Stoneís beers.