Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap. Poured a slightly hazy deep copper, sort of amber color. The head was almost nonexistent but off-white from what I could see of it. The aroma was tons of malt and booze with some spice and citrus. The flavor was spiced malts, light citrus and warming alcohol. The body was basically medium and there was some lingering booze in the finish. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Quality combo from Brew Dog and Stone respectively. I love the label. They should definitely commercialise that label for t-shirts. The bottle was consumed in a goblet at the Rake bar, 23rd November 2009, by a kind barman whom was understanding about my knowledge of beer and immediately directed me to the Brew Dog-Stone after having hals of Brew Dog IPA and Brew Dog Nanny State on tap.
Poured into a goblet glass from a 33cl bottle. Thick creamy head, dark texture and immediate coffee and raisen aroma. Roasted malts, raisens, coffee , dark rye bread and spices on the nose.
Really nice drop. Definitely worth the wait since reading on the Beer Pages’ Forum (thanks Zak Avery for the heads up on this I had no idea). I will definitely seek this out in bottles. Enjoyable. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask Stillage at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 09/10/2009
Orange fruit aroma. Dark coloured very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a crisp bitter and slightly dry malt finish. ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
A good looking dark beer, but the sour yeastieness disagrees with the strong hop characteristics. 12 oz bottle pours a moderate caramel head over a nearly black body. Aroma is oak and overripe raspberries. Taste is Belgian yeast, bitter hops, resinous oak, heavy malt, and smoke. Dry and bitter finish leaves a pucker. Drinkable, but not a beer I would seek out again. simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - NOV 23, 2009
bevuta in bottiglia,purtroppo si presenta con poca schiuma,ma di un bellissimo colore nero.
al primo sorso è molto dolce,quasi smielato,ma fortunatamente basta un attimo per avere il palato invaso da un piacevolissimo amaro persistente e non troppo invasivo!buonissimo il retrogusto misto di liquiirizia e caffè.
sicuramente da ribere!
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle @ Home. Pours a black body with a tan head. Charred malt and hops, ashen hop character, pine resins with a sweet nose. Chewy charred malts, faint hop resins and a moderate warming. Reminiscent slightly of dark hops but not as good. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Pours a mostly opaque oily black with a few stray beige bubbles, but not much head. Has a big fresh grapefruity hoppy nose with some light peaty smoke and earthy roasted malt. Starts with good malty fullness and a resiny citrus hoppy balance before a lingering roasty smoky finish. A pretty flavorful and drinkable brew. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at the hopleaf. Pours a medium bodied black with a tan creamy head that laces down. Lots of belgian yeast in the nose some roasted malts, floral hops and citrus. Bitter roasty flavors some chocolate but mostly roasted malts and a touch of citrus. As this warms up the roastiness becomes more toned down while the citrus, belgian yeast and floral hops shine more. Decent bitterness, and good flavor. The Belgian yeast characteristic is a little odd for this beer, but it works. I could see how people might love that or hate it in a black ipa. I am somewhere down the middle. LilBeerDoctor (4236) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head just some bubbles. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, roasted nuts, and a slight undertone of citrus hops. Flavor of sweet malt initially with a roasty, nutty finish and plenty of citrusy notes. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Great beer!
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black offwhite bubbles. Bisquit, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), burned, coffee, nice hoppy, licorice, grassy, yeasty notes, phenols, tobacco, cereal, spicy notes.