15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,409 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,409
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 55
Gots: 139 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-16-2011)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most snifferific beer ever! The smell is absolutely, absolutely, absolutely lovely! Cocoa, lots of vanilla (wow!), molasses, licorice, smokey malt, and plenty of hops. The color and viscosity are also beautiful--the espresso crema head puffs up and leaves a layer on top that never goes away. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and becomes whipped--chocolate mousse--in the mouth. The taste: are you kidding me?! Hops forward, imperial chocolate stout in the finish ... with a hoppy second finish! This is a great beer--a great, great, great, great beer. Terrific beer. Awesome beer. Lovely beer. Delicious beer. My new favorite beer. What a beer! Right?

If you loves stouts (I do) and you love hoppy IPAs (that's me, too), you're gonna love this beer--it's the perfect mix.

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15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,409 ratings.