VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big pine resin candy nose. Color is black with deep amber hues, thick tan head. Caramel sweetness, very faint roasty malt background, big hop bitterness and flavor, balance is towards hops for sure. Alcohol is warming and very pleasant. Med to high carbonation, full rich body, finish is warming and hoppy. Might be too literal of an interpretation of a Black IPA, not getting enough roasty malt flavors or aroma, great beer, just expected a little more "traditional" characteristics of style.
COMRADEJOSH (161) - Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
floral hops embeded over a caramel toasted malt. warming alcohol undertones. well balanced overall but arrogant bastard is better
Ed5388 (493) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. Pours a rich dark brown/black color with a half finger of fluffy tan head. Massive aroma of piney hops, roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is strong piney hops up front, followed by rich roasted coffee notes, and dark chocolate. I love this beer!!
kerenmk (1210) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Yoav. Dark brown-black and opaque, a little wine, a little roast and coke aroma, Bitter, malty, very bitter and a little coffee taste. Full body, dry finish. Tasty.
meb137 (6) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is absolutely amazing. At first pour I had my doubts as it didn’t have the best smell, but don’t judge this beer on that alone. What it lacks there it gains in it’s appearance and taste. Overall amazing. I may have my new favorite beer.
TarcisioVasco (88) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cerveja é excelente, mas não na minha opinião não merece nota 100, degustada durante reunião da Confrabacon em Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil.
coreyc1221 (56) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Alchy and hoppy aroma. Black black blackness color wise.tan head. Surprisingly balanced! Vanilla hint with malty nut after feel. I. Love. Stone. Fucking great beer!
Doofgoblin (127) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome. Pours black. Lots of aroma here: notes of toasty malts, faint chocolate, faint smoke, woody, and slightly hoppy. Taste is sweet, malty, toasty, bitter pine, nutty, and faint caramel. Complex. It really develops and begs for another taste. Finish lingers just slightly but really nice. It’s a mind bender... enjoy.
want1DIPA (7) - - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the GOAT! It's bold but subtle regarding Hoppiness and ABV%. It plays tricks on my mind because its a DIPA, but it looks like a stinking stout. I simply adore this beer. It's also the reason I love craftbeer, Stone Sublime was my first.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!
blackflag321 (306) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pour to pint; with a meal- pork loin and sweet potatoes. I have had this several times but did not rate it. I always enjoyed it. Very persistent foamy head; cola black color. Roasted maltiness with a bit of smoke and sweetness. Very good.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow...ran into this little gem a few mins ago at locust tap! Never seen b4 so had to get..holy smokes its delicious black ipa... hoppy bitter goodness..yay