davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Chocolate and vanilla, lingering bitterness, syrupy palate. Very impressive beer.
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Love this style love this brew so sad to hear it will be no longer. Huge earthy hop aroma coupled with great coffee nose. Tast so well balance of nice roast and hops. Perfect carbonation and perfect dry finish. Get it while you can 721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Big hop brew for Black IPA...matched the nice roast and bitterness. Somewhat floral aroma matched the coffee. Dry finish excellent carbonation best black IPA I have had. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Dark mahogany with good, creamy, tan head / Big weedy, grassy nose / Medium body, chewy, sharply hoppy with good malt balance, and long finish / Flavors of chocolate, dark roast barley, weed, and fresh hops / Outstanding. achilles4481 (11) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Yeah, its hoppy. But damn, it is balanced out so well, the hoppy-ness shines rather than blinds. Flat out fantastic.
zacgillbanks (5180) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottles Rehills, Newcastle and Beers of Europe in Norfolk. A black beer with orange marmalde, liquorice, blackcurrant, chocolate and whisky/vanilla flavours followed by a creay bitter-sweet slight roasted and floral hoppy, sarsaparilla finish. Fantastic! boydmarq (62) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
I am stunned at any review that rates this lower than 15 out of 20 on the overall rating. For anyone who loves a hoppy, flavorful beer, this is the absolutely best one out there. And I have tasted a ton of beers. Everyone time I drink this, my first thought is: OMG, this is nectar from the heavens! tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
The smell if crisp hops is slightly covering chocolate sweet malts. The taste is thick delicious malts with massive bitter finish. So excellent. Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Just when I was thinking the other day that I haven’t had a real great beer in a while I stumbled upon this gem. Dark and complex. Had off tap at wob. Fantastic aroma. Creamy palate. Must try again soon! shaihulud (13) - Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2014
This beer is pretty good, but not perfect. I would rather drink it than talk to Catholics, but I feel the same way about blood. Stone makes metal beer, like heavy metal, like you drink this beer while listening to Electric Wizard.