Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
draft - pours black with tan head and great lacing. Spruce nose and eventually becomes roasty. Balanced taste-wise at first, but quickly dominated by the bitterness. long bitter aftertaste. RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Super dark brown, just about black with a medium light brown head. Aroma is strong resin hops with a fairly small roasted malt aroma. The stout character is much more present in the taste, lots of coffee, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, heavy bitter, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Good beer. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Exactly what I needed to erase the taste of the Schlitz Gold I just drank. Pours very black with lots of lacing. Smells of hops and roast malt. Lots of roast, lots of hops. Not sure how fresh this is but itís still pretty good. Very bitter taste with a little dose of sweetened, caramel malt at the end. Bomber. RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Itís interesting to taste this beer, itís boozy, hoppy and has a lingering bitterness to it. It also has a bit of an oily texture, pretty good, not a 100 though. Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
A very dark beer that would make you think it is a stout. Nicely bitter and hoppy. Once again stone always makes a great product
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stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Heavily skewed towards the hop end. Bitter, lots of clear additions. Itís great but I think thereís a bit of stones reputation figuring into that 100 rating. Not too balanced, but a nice bite with a hint of roasted malt. DavidWoodruff (603) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, espresso and an odd mosquito-spray smell - my guess is the hops.
Appearance:Black with a small tan head.
Flavor: Roasted malt and caramel - moderately sweet.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky texture.
Overall: Very impressed with how well balanced it is for the typically unbalanced style. Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This is a very good beer but itís definitely over hyped. Like many of Stoneís beers.
The_Osprey (7886) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Cold bottle from Brewdog. BB Sep 2013. Black, small tan head. Up front there is resin, grapefruit, some coffee detectable. Finish is chocolatey. I donít have much to say about it because there isnít much complexity, but it is a nice black IPA. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. MiP (15650) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Caramelly aroma, a little alcohol. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good caramelly flavour. Quite bitter and quite alcoholic, but well-balanced. Sweetish with a spicy hop note. Good.