15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Espresso Beans - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
Reviewed from a couple nice pours at the Bittercreek Stone Tap Takeover on Friday!!
Expected black brew with a dark brown head.. doesn't stick around for long..
Nose is more black malt than coffee.. a little bit of bean is there, but is underwhelming.
Flavor has more coffee... decent hoppiness is there... some citrus and background pine.. but the roasty malt helps carry the beans more on the palate... could use a bit more malty sweetness to really deliver... The coffee does not really add a whole lot.
Good brew, but I had more fun with the first incarnation.
09-18-2012 05:10:09 | More by JohnGalt1
4/5 rDev -4.3%
A- black with two finger head
S- nice hoppy scent, smokey, some coffee, very earthy
T/M- dark fruit,hoppy and smokey, great balance if you like hoppy stout. Coffee after taste stays around for a while.
O- very nice black IPA, glad i got a chance to try this during the twelve days of stone, at WOB. This blends hops coffee and smoke perfectly.
12-30-2012 17:01:31 | More by brewtus
3.9/5 rDev -6.7%
On-tap at Strong Ale 2011
Pours nearly black in color with a khaki/tan head. A strong aroma of earthy coffee. Tons of fresh espresso/coffee notes with the roast of the beer being accentuated. There are still some tropical and citrus hop notes in the background. The flavor is similarly heavy on the coffee. Tons of espresso with an underlying flavor of citrus hops to go along with the roast. Not as much in the way of booze as the regular version has.
12-08-2011 18:48:29 | More by womencantsail
15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA - Espresso Beans from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.