Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA

Stone Imperial Black IPA poured a dark brown/blackish color with a thumb width, brown head. The nose is pungent with lots of piney hop notes and dark malt. The body is decadently rich with dark malts, a creamy middle and sharp hop edges. The beer has a big finish with plenty of hops and a dryness that gets bigger and bigger. The glass was left coated with lace.

Overall, an amazing beer. A model for balance on the mouthfeel, flavors, and weight. A huge beer from nose to finish and one of my favorite black IPA's

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