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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

1,391 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 54
Gots: 138 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 1,391 | Reviews: 712 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-05-2013 14:53:58 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:16:48 | More by bmwats
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-24-2013 05:49:19 | More by moonknight31
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falconxman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-23-2013 02:53:02 | More by falconxman
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2013 00:21:56 | More by ADTaber
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 18:41:05 | More by Omnium
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XXVII

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-18-2013 05:01:25 | More by XXVII
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-13-2013 20:53:30 | More by pathman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-05-2013 20:16:17 | More by WOLFGANG
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-05-2013 03:08:14 | More by illidurit
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-16-2013 13:42:06 | More by andysc83
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samibr

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-12-2013 23:14:28 | More by samibr
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -23%

06-10-2013 02:24:34 | More by jarrgal
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-07-2013 14:30:49 | More by DeutschesBier
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

found a bottle at a local fish market that also sells beer and wine . been conditioning on the shelf for two years just my luck. smells of toffee , coffee, chocolate , and a hint of annise. the mouth feel was smooth and silky, almost tasted more like a russian imperial stout that a imperial black ipa .

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:38:19 | More by beertardis
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2013 06:39:49 | More by beernads
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2013 05:22:10 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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Zbeetleman

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-15-2013 03:05:13 | More by Zbeetleman
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2013 22:24:50 | More by mikeincharleston
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-13-2013 15:54:17 | More by csfcmitchell
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-08-2013 17:19:02 | More by Whiskeydeez
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-07-2013 23:01:09 | More by cadaugherty
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Tom-Peters

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-06-2013 19:43:12 | More by Tom-Peters
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-04-2013 14:53:21 | More by campfirebrew
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Obsidian

California

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

04-03-2013 03:18:40 | More by Obsidian
15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.