NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Moriartys. Opaque black pour with a decently sized foamy tan head. Interesting unusual take on the Porter style. Started with a very cold bottle. Body started smooth but turned increasingly velvety as it warmed. Thick delicious coffee/cocoa/licorice flavors. Nice hints of smoke and leather as well. Nearly an Imperial Stout but polite enough not to say so. Has a very nice silvery powder edge. Refined and well done. Everything in its proper place. Glad I committed to the bottle.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with generous beige head. The aroma is mild, but with pleasant notes of wood-oven baked bread. The mouthfeel is smooth and lean; the roasted malt flavor is not aggressive, some breadcrust; there is a touch of dark chocolate and liquorice, and a hint of flowers; the bitterness is lower than expected.
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark Red/black Colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, chocolate, Coffee, Flavor had a werry nice dark choclate, caramelly, coffe mouth feeling,Medium body, and a long coffee beans bitter finsh! Werry nice!!
bergstaden (1170) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a big brown head - Good malt aroma with some flowers and licorice - A very good malt body with some roasted notes and some fruity and floral flavours - Good malt finish with some roasted malt that lasts for a long time - This was good
ismith87 (69) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - 4/5 - great tan head that leaves awesome lacing atop the dark brown/black beer, with a mahogany look at the edges where it thins out
Aroma - 9/10 - chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, real smooth
Taste - 9/10 - same as smell - chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, milk
Palate - 4/5 - nice and thick, alc covered, aftertaste is chocolates and cream. Feels like drinking suede.
Overall - 16/20 - the aging of this for one year must have made it awesome. Dunno where the 86 came from.
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is a dark brown with good ruby hints poking around the edges. The head is about 3 fingers high and fades down slowly, leaving a nice clingy blanket of lace. The aroma is a little strange. There isn't much of a typical porter quality. There might be a touch of a malty note but the dominance is a light floral note. There isn't a lot else that's detectable. The flavor is a little more roasty than the aroma, but still a bit light. There is a heavy floral presence which I'm not sure if they were going for something so dominating, but they got it. The mouth feel is a bit light, but very velvety and nice. The medium carbonation is delightful, and although the aftertaste falls off a little quick, it's not too bad
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AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: From Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, herbs.
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark coca cola color with a tan head. Aroma is slightly like pennies but mostly floral. Potpourri-like. I get the honey in the aroma as well. The flavor is sweet from the honey. It really comes through but then you get a kick from the alcohol. Not all that well incorporated. Not your best, Stone.
beer_est_deus (575) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart öl med ett tätt, brunt skum. Doft: Malt, kaffe, kanderat socker, kola, rostade nötter, choklad. Smak: Dajm, frukt soda, choklad apelsin, mörk gammeldags kola, frukt kärns beska, sura körsbär med mörk choklad, alkohol, kaffe, bränt trä. Även om betygs skalan har många nivåer hamnar denna mittemellan på många.
kevinator (841) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting porter. Aroma is of roasted malt and fruit esters. Almost like blueberry. Nice dark color with a tan head. Full feeling and heavy in the gut. Smooth with good carbonation. More roasted flavors with berry touches. Some wood with hops bitterness but not an interruption to the other flavors. Good but Stone’s Smoked Porter is better.