timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Poured a dark black/brown with little head. This one’s a nice mix of a medium IPA and stout. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect given the label, but it’s something good. Great stuff. Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
So, here I sit on a Friday night rating beers I’ve tried. Some people go out and go bowling, some go to the bars and some loaf around writing shit about the beers they’ve tried.DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Anyway, this is some tasty tasty ale. Pours dark, bites hard and tickles your innards with the tingling of hops. Good anniversary offering and I can still find it on the shelves, so it’s been a tough run on the liver.
Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with little to no head. I could smell the hops as the beer was coming out of the bottle. I expected it to be overly hoppy, but it was very well balanced between the malts and hops. sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle purchased for $6 from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a dark brown with little head but decent lacing. Hoppy aroma. Flavour is nicely hoppy with some lasting bitterness. Well balanced with a decent malt backbone. However, not all that different from a "normal" IPA. Good, but not extraordinary.
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Wow. Pours a deep dark chocolate with a big foamy head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted nuts, with slight hints of leather and gun oil. Entrancing. A big bold balanced taste of malt, chocolate, and fruit with hints of exspesso. A big quick hop finish that leaves a lingering dark chocalate copper. Wow. Nice work.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Sent by my brother in law from new york. I thank him for thinking of me. Wonderful aroma and dark sweet malt with transcendent hop flavor. As always stone adds something that puts it over the top. I love this dark ipa and it is significantly different from Arrogant Bastard- the hop is more floral and the malt daker. Yashar koach! 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
thin body is only demerit, burnt ochre color with tan foam an lace lingering head, definately get the roasty barley and super high alphas - like a suped up Hop Rod Rye or DFH Indian brown - bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
Bottled. pours almost black coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Roasted and malty with notes of black ryebread,berries, fruit and of course lots of hops. sandoz (7) - revere, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2008 does not count
A very dark brown,wasn’t expecting it to be this dark.Flavor Malt seems to be more prevalent,hops are there but barely.Aroma slighty Citrus and with a feint alcohol undertone.Very Good almost like a mix between Stone APA and Stone IPA. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Pours a dark dark brown with a large tan head. I could smell the hops as soon as I started pouring this. Some caramel as well. Big bitterness. Solid, not spectacular.