chucklemation (1722) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a black color with a foamy white head. Has a very nice pine aroma, that seems to be mixes with some spice. Taste is pine, sweet, mild bitterness, and some spice. Very good, but seems a tad off for some reason I can’t put my finger on. Wouldn’t hesitate to have another though. real_ale_ity (4) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
We were at a charity concert. Ice hot jalfrezi cordial, no jalfrezi flavour. A toothache on heroin; a millionaire in prison. Liquorice and aphid milkshake.
NO_ESCAPE_FROM_REAL_ALE_ITY Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights. Tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops, small roast and grain. Flavor is slightly roasty underneath a fruity hop blanket. Sweet finish.
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Earlier Rating: 5/25/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at G Man FW. Very dark black pour with a huge froathy head. Appears light bodied though. Aroma is fat hops, with a sharp element to it. Almost a perfumy sense. Big hop flavor as well with a metallic bitter tinge. Very intense flavor. Finishes dry, bitter and heavy. Holy crap there is a lot of hop in this for a dark ale. Crazy.
Malty hop aroma. Taste is dark roasty malt, coffee and caramel. Nice hop flavor across the top. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent beer. DavidS80 (14) - - JUL 2, 2014
I am not a huge fan of Black IPA's or CDA's whatever you like to call them, but this one is an exception. Roasty with hints of chocolate. The bitterness from the hops balances with the bitterness of the malt. Very well balanced beer.
stevoj (5288) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Nicely done black IPA, lots of roast grain and hop bitterness without being overwhelming. Black with abundant beige head, smell mostly of roast grains, hops come in at the taste. Nice mellow bitter finish, some lingers, making you want more., Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is sweet malts and bitter hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Rerate march 13, 2012. Much better this time. Nice hops and roastiness.
Sampled at the Stone 11th party.
Dark brown with red highlights, this is IPA meets porter. bitter and very very very dry, not my cup of tea WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Ah so it goes that this is an alias, and i just tried the new sublimely self rightoues version and it was pretty nice.
2nd sample Stone Anniversary Fest XI. On Cask dry hopped with simcoe and summit hops. Pours dark dark black with a 1 finger creamy head. The nose was very nice, with prickly hops. Very smooth and sweet taste, not overly bitter. Damn nice anniversary brew. DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a large, foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, resiny hops with a strong malt background. A bit of chalkiness. Warmer temperature reveal a fruity smell, some citrus. I want to say there is a roasty or chocolate aroma but I think that’s just a strange synaesthetic response to the appearance. Without looking at the beer this could pass as a normal strong, balanced IPA or IIPA. Taste is different. Interesting and unique. Not too bitter. Creamy mouthfeel. I don’t even know how to describe the taste really. There’s definitely some roastiness in the finish, though subtle. The hops present in the aroma don’t present themselves in the taste too much. Weird beer. This is good though.