fombe89 (3473) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Botella. Courtesy of Lowenbrau. BBD: 17-03-2015
Color negro, espuma blanca. Cuerpo medio. Final amargo.
Lowenbrau (4307) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
12fl oz bottle. 23-04-2015.markoijelena (3122) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 15, 2015
Enjoy by 17-03-2015 (yes, really short expiry time...)
Courtesy of Javi ificould.
In short: nice black ipa.
Pours black with nice tan head, creamy and compact. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Herbal nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, dry, herbal, some roasty notes. A nice black ipa, but not the best i had.
Bottle 12 oz at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Thank you Alberto and Greek connection?s for this bottle.Pour it daek color with small white head.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, hoppy note, some pepper, cereals.Smooth finish good balanced.Good Cristobal37 (1143) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2015
This is a classic example of hype ruining a decent beer. For whatever reason I missed this one at the Anniversary party and managed to go 7 more years without trying it. Now that it’s going to be retired I felt like I had to, especially with a 100 rating! Totally overrated! It’s a simple black ipa, which has been over hopped. It’s one dimensional. Looking forward to Stone’s new beers since this one is going out of rotation. Bebum (993) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
Clear, deep copper, tall amd persistent head.
Full body, intense flavors, smooth texture, nice alcohol heat, outstanding mouthfeel with perfect balance and good length.
Very bitter but well supported by malty sweetness.
Roast and caramel flavors overshadow hops but are nicely complementary.
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ippopotamo36 (2383) - Rome, ITALY - APR 3, 2015
At a great tasting in Vranovo-Serbia, with markoijelena and cika Boban. Bottle. Many thanks to Costantin from the Hoppy imp. Greece. Pours brownish black with an ivory foamy head which leaves drafts when lowers. Nose: roasted malts, orange peel. Mouth: juicy malty feel, Sweet and citrusy as well. bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Just a crap beer, thankful Stone came to their senses!! Bye bye.... jahshuwuh (567) - USA - MAR 29, 2015
Fairly dark black, border line cola color with half finger light khaki head. Smells of rye, dark malt, anise, piney hops, a little dark fruit. Taste is a dark grain/rye like bitter, burnt charred, cigarette ash, anise, a tiny bit of coffee and chocolate, pine hops. Good representation of the style.
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Svart jordig färg. Liten smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt. Rå besk smak. Torkade fikon, salmiak och starkt kaffe. FunkyF (1198) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska från Sebbe. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad, fikon och karamell. Torr med smak av choklad, kaffe och lång beska.