Chudwick (2779) - 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.
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 (2737) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Cold bottle from Brewdog. BB Sep 2013. Black, small tan head. Up front there is resin, grapefruit, some coffee detectable. Finish is chocolatey. I donít have much to say about it because there isnít much complexity, but it is a nice black IPA. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness.
MiP (15253) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at BBF13. Caramelly aroma, a little alcohol. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good caramelly flavour. Quite bitter and quite alcoholic, but well-balanced. Sweetish with a spicy hop note. Good.
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet figs, hoppy, a little caramel. Taste very similar, a slightly bitter finish. Medium, creamy, balanced body.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, served in a pint glass. Pours dark black/brown with a small beige head. Nose is pine/citrus. Flavor is malt, cocoa, chocolate, with a bitter hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel. Typically Iím not a fan of black IPAs, but I thought this was quite good.