15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.11/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a teku.
A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brownish head. Settles fairly quickly leaving a smattering of bubbles and a thick ring around the rim. Thick, persistent, beer ring lacing.
S: Char roasted malt, hops, and black licorice. A little peat, and dark unsweetened chocolate. Maybe a little molasses.
T: Roasted malt and hops. Well balanced.
M: Roasty and hoppy in the front. Licorice in the back. Dry, hoppy finish lingers on the palate.
D: Sip and savor.
Atmosphere is great. Thick, tight head, with lots of sticky, persistent lacing. Nose is a full combination of roasted grains, hops, bitter licorice, sweet chocolate and molasses. Very roasty and very hoppy. Overall, this is a great quaff.
07-28-2013 05:16:48 | More by bmwats
3.79/5 rDev -10.2%
Bomber > PInt Glass
A - Poured a nice rich black, two finger brown head, lots of lacing.
S - Chocolate, roasted malt, and a lot of weird hop oil/resin smell.
T - Really thick and sweet toffee kinda malt, and too much of that oily hop flavor.
M - Too thick and overbearing.
O - Not enough qualities that could redeem this for me from disliking it, hate the oily hop flavors.
07-20-2013 18:41:05 | More by Omnium
15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.