jtclockwork (16470) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to Tim, then traded by me to Jcwattsrugger and then shared by him. Pours oily black with big brown head. Nose/taste of dry cocoa, wet grass, chocolate malt and piney hops. Very smooth for the ABV. Dryish light pine dipped in cocoa finish. Medium body. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black in color with two fingers of tan head that has great retention and lacing.
S: Smells like a classic hoppy Stone beer. Tons of grapefruit peel and pine with some intense herbal and woody hop notes. There is a fair amount of roast to it. A hint of fruit on the finish.
T: The roast flavor is a bit more powerful than I expected. There is a touch of chocolate followed by lots of grapefruit and a little bit of pineapple. Herbal and piney hops on the back end with a lot of bitterness.
M: The body is quite full with a medium carbonation with a lingering bitterness.
O: Not as good as Stone 11 or SoCal Hop Salute, but not bad. A bit boozy as it warms in the glass. Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black, opaque color, nice medium brown head. Smell nice: hops, bitter, fruits, dark fruits, some roastyness. Taste roasty, hops, bitter. Sublime mix between an IPA and a stout! Great carbonation, medium to full body. Superb! Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Brooklyn. Pitch black - brown head. Nice medium to high hoppy, ok bitterness, nice burned, chocolate, grassy, coffee, light piney, licorice, light berries, smooth body. Nice. bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bomber from Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours black or a dark ruddy brown (the stream) with a creamy 3 finger darkish tan head. Aromas of floral and resin. Lush and mellow. Full bodied with creamy carb. It is soft and lush, but the flavor adds a little citrus. Then the malt comes in mildly chocolate and very dark and bitter on its own. I’m not finding a trace of heat. This is just brilliantly put together. Did I mention it has a lush aroma and feel?
Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and pine. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, some tropical fruits notes and some subdued roastiness. Flavor has some malt with a bit of sweetness, some roastiness, a bit of chocolate and a roasty, citric, hoppy finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice and pretty easy-drinking for its strength. Scopey (14523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog Aberdeen. It pours jet black, with a big, foamy tan head. The nose is pine, treacle, liquorice, molasses and varnish. The taste is pine, resin, treacle, toffee, tar, ash, burnt sugar, liquorice, roasted malt, salted caramel and alcohol warmth, with a bitter, dry-roasted finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and great balance. Delicious. Tmoney99 (14384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer and hides the alcohol well.
djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a small creamy light tan head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong floral hop with pine and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter roast and dark chocolate flavor. Alcohol present with a lingering bitter finish. A very impressive black IPA from Stone.