The 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA is a fantastic beer from Stone Brewery. It started off with the signature Stone hop aroma with a bit of sweet chocolate as it pours a deep black with a significant tan head. I let the beer warm to allow all of the flavors to come through and I was glad I did, because wow. This was a big complex beer with plenty of the hoppy IPA and a load of chocolatey malty sweetness. The excellent hop profile is up front followed by the roasted malt and a taste of semi-sweet chocolate that hides its high alcohol content well. This was a phenomenal beer, complex and well balanced that Stone should think about brewing on a regular basis. You should definitely grab one before they are gone for good.
Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA