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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,406 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 54
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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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a pretty much opaque dark brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head that lingers and leaves some lacing. The aroma was not quite as strong as i thought it would be. Some pine and earthy hops and chocolate are predominant. The taste is very good. Big malt body. Just a hint of sweetness up front. Not too bitter. Hints of chocolate, pine, nuttiness, perhaps some fruits.

Boto, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AleHunter805, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CTaylorBrew, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hozersr, Jun 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Roberto11232, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

FLBeerGuy, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

LakerLeith, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

billhelm, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tectactoe, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gillagorilla, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

quindog, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

robear, May 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

EricC, May 17, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hamilton's Tavern. Received in a pub chalice, pitch black but likely cola brown, with nearly no head on it. Excellent coating of spotty lacing follows down the glass.

Roasted malt but overall rather bready and has some nutty nuances. Yeast adds some red fruity esters and the hops are vegetative and piney.

Milk chocolate with some coffee grounds and dark fruit like figs and prunes get muddled up in the herbal and piney hops. Notes of licorice and peat. Finish is piney but also very earthy and vegetative. Decent drying with a residue of charred malt.

Smooth carbonation and an easy to down body. Alcohol is well managed and masked by the malt and it presents a good amount of drying with roasted malt lingering.

Reminds me of a hoppy porter as opposed to an IPA, not unlike Stone's Smoked porter with less char. Hops are a touch earthy like tubers with a dose of pine, I would like this one brightened up.

rawfish, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ChrisMon02, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bernat1971, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

afsdan, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

cjohns73, Apr 08, 2014
15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.