phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle bought by my wifeís aunt at Cork & Bottle in Covington. Nice of her. Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that settles quickly into a film. The aroma has dark chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, some florals and herbs, but Iím actually surprised nothing was as pronounced as Iíd expected based on some early buzz about the beer. The flavor had berries, roasted malts, florals, herbs, citrus peel, dark chocolate, and peppery spice at the end. Medium-bodied, with a spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation thatís a bit sharp. Interesting beer. Worth trying. I donít need a ton of it.
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is floral. The taste is pretty bad overall. Taste is like grass.
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Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Deep black color with a foamy mocha head. Sweet, malt aroma. Sweet, yet slightly hoppy, flavor with a hint of floral and licorice. Decent but didn't blow me away.
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is floral with minor malty backbone. Taste is hoppy, and thin. Mouthfeel could be better. Would like more roastiness.
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black in a little glass with a foamy tan head. Aroma is gummy sweet malta. Flavor is tobacco juice. Think Redman straight from 1992 1/2. Dip spit or licorice at best and I like licorice. Iím not sorry for the rating, Iím just not one of the sheep.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/24/14. Wow. Delicious! Velvety for sure with a beautiful scent that matches the flavor: jasmine and honey with a floral touch. Pretty much just as described with that great roasted porter backbone. Yum!
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Thewade (340) - USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent porter. Personally, I donít get a lot of jasmine or honey, but nonetheless itís a super good brew.
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium frothy tan head. Strong malt and alcohol smell. Thick sweet roasted malt flavor with a strong alcohol accent and a slightly bitter finish.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a thick foamy tan head. Nose is dominated by floral notes, roasted malts, plum, and a bit of cocoa. Interesting flavors on the palate. Loads of floral hops and roasted malts. Plums, grapes, and ash on the back. Sweet honey and flowers in the finish. Not my favorite Stone, but good just the same.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, sample from the brewery. Pours a dark cola color; light tan foam that glistens. Milk chocolate and a layered herbaceous note I'm not sure I could unpack in the nose; quite nice, with a bit of tea and smoke. Medium-full profile; a lively underpinning of co2: plush notes of cocoa and nougat, herbal tea with a zesty bitterness; a core of warming alcohol that's soft; smoke; and light caramel. My favorite Stone release in some time.