Tightly bubbled tan head lingers mightily on top of a jet black black ale that is completely opaque. One of my very favorite beers in the nose: roast and bready malt base that supports a clean and crisp hop spice. The nose continues into the taste and matches exactly. No surprises, but maybe that's what disappoints some, but I like the roast and spice in perfect balance. Bit more roast in the taste than the nose. My wife is not a hop head at all, but likes this beer because the hops blend and compliment so well with the sweet malt roast. Incredible beer that is one of Stone's best.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2011 00:54:58