DGamez8866 (5) - Duarte, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 Liter Growler on tap from Stone Brewery. Dark Brown with a tan head. Aroma of hops and Dark/Smoked Malts. At first taste the bitterness from the hops make you cringe but if you have ever tried other Stone beers they do not hold back when it comes to flavor. After you get over the initial burst of hops you get a good taste of the malts. I feel as of they mixed a smoked porter with a ton of hops and came up with this beautiful mixture. Thank you Stone for making my Weekend.
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup
After a slew of Stone trivia questions, one about this beer, it’s time to rate this. Hops, citrus, lots of pine a little spruce. Reddish brown with a long lasting white head. Hoppy, citrus, and lots of caramel.
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Yard House. Pleasant, floral aroma. Dark color with ruby highlights. Flavor is floral with a nice citrus taste. Good body. Mostly an IPA, but you can taste a little dark malt in there too. Very nice!
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with no head and seemed like little to no carb. Wasn’t a bad thing though. This was a little like a porter to me. Aroma was nice and I caught some sweet malts with caramel and vanilla along with some bitter citrus hops. Taste was very good and all the flavors came together nicely. Nicely bitter and I didn’t notice any alcohol in it. Solid offering from a great brewery.
stevoj (1972) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done black IPA, lots of roast grain and hop bitterness without being overwhelming. Black with abundant beige head, smell mostly of roast grains, hops come in at the taste. Nice mellow bitter finish, some lingers, making you want more.,
fitwitchik (242) - USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass darkest black brown with a tan head.
Aroma is roasted sweetness. Slight coffee.
Flavor cocoa sweet with a grassy hops to follow. The burnt roasted bitterness.
Balanced beautifully. Stone did one better than many---if you are a serious black IPA fan.
saintjulien (86) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, roasty, grass, herbs, soy sauce, black, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Union Rooftop. Deep red brown with a creamy tan head. Strong roasted malts, light chocolate, and viney/resiny hops. Taste starts with a mocha sweetness quickly interrupted with the resiny bitterness. Foamy feel.
DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not a huge fan of Black IPA's or CDA's whatever you like to call them, but this one is an exception. Roasty with hints of chocolate. The bitterness from the hops balances with the bitterness of the malt. Very well balanced beer.
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty hop aroma. Taste is dark roasty malt, coffee and caramel. Nice hop flavor across the top. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent beer.
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Dark black color with brownish medium head, great lacing. Roasted malts and strong hoppy aroma. Light creamy texture. Taste is much like the aroma, and has a light but long lasting bitter aftertaste.
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