lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Piney smell, frothy head and nice black pour. Good hop notes after 3 months of cellaring. I love the black IPA idea, hops and roast go great together. LOVED IT and i need more. timc100 (320) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Dark dark dark brown with a rocky khaki head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit sweet citrus, caramel and toffee. Tastes very bitter - grapefruit and some roasted caramel/coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OzarkElmo (320) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Pours thin black with moderate beige head. Citrus & floral on the nose with a pleasing taste that did not include smoke. Good for what it is, just not my combination of styles preference. COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
floral hops embeded over a caramel toasted malt. warming alcohol undertones. well balanced overall but arrogant bastard is better Frahmo (320) - Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Nice thin black pour with a brown head. Great hop aroma. Malty backdrop with a nice mix of hops. Not overpowering or over bitter. Very smooth drinker. This guy went down smooth and was gone before I knew it.
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Alchy and hoppy aroma. Black black blackness color wise.tan head. Surprisingly balanced! Vanilla hint with malty nut after feel. I. Love. Stone. Fucking great beer! sitzds (318) - - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber poured into a plastic cup. Appearance is nearly opaque black topped with tan head that has legs but won’t stick to this cup. Aroma consists of citrus hops, pine resin, and roasted malt. Flavors are early citrus peel bitterness, roasty/cocoa malt sweetness in the middle, and a bitter lingering finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp yet creamy, slight boozy aftertaste. stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Dark brown. Hoppy aroma, good and strong, IPA like, as it is. Good head. Bitter, but not horribly so. Doesn’t look hoppy but is. Expected more malts. Hop taste is strong not overpowering and smooth. dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
22oz bomber pours a dark brown and has a fantastic aroma. Taste is incredible and has a hint of chocolate malt. This almost taste like a stout and I would have a hard time telling the difference. Lays on the palate and just makes you salivate. Of all the Stone brews I have tried this is the tops. So this is why my rating is so up there. StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
650ml bomber - Pours a very deep dark brown, almost black out the light. The head is tan and frothy, mountainous at first, then settling to a creamy layer on top. Aroma is wonderful - huge citrusy, grapefruit and orange(!) against some spicier notes underneath. Extremely inviting and refreshing seeming. The flavour is spicier and deeper, with pine mingling with the citrus, some roastier malt, and dark fruit. Very complex and interesting, notably the difference between the aroma and flavour and what is revealed in both. The mouthfeel is creamy and full and the finish is bitter with notes of coffee and chocolate coming forward. Awesome.