high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice floral aroma with a lot of honey, jasmine, and dark malt. The flavor is honey and malt up front with a semisweet finish and a very smooth body.
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suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Big, creamy, tan head. Tons of lacing. A malty, raisiny aroma with some floral notes in the back. A nice floral taste with notes of pepper. Some bits of honey sneak in. Very nice. Way better than expected.
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from abw split with the wife on a football sunday. pours jet black with a creamy tan head. mild roasted coffee, flowers mid way giving way to chocolate on the finish. body is big, bur velvet like.
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Deep ruby pour, completely black-hole black in the glass with a frothy, mocha head that shows ridiculous retention & leaves great lacing behind. Aroma is different with mild roast, light milky cocoa, a faint berry sweetness, some strong floral notes, & quite a bit of honey sweetness. Taste has large milky sweet chocolate with subtly roast. Lots of honey mid-palate, coming through nicely with some floral & grassy notes. I get a little of that ambiguous berry-like sweetness, too. Some bittersweet, dark chocolate in the finish with a touch of bitter roast. Very solid brew.
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Wasnít real sure to expect given the description -- a "porter" with this selection of stuff in it sounded weird ... and it is. It pours a dark brown hue. The aroma is elusive -- hints at maybe some sweetness, but not much more. The beer drinks with an interestingly light body, and light in character as well. With little porter-like beefiness, the beer comes across more to me as a floral, herbal concoction, with just a little cocoa base lingering in the background. Not my favorite. (#5299, 10/20/2013)
matthewjk (938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know, Iíll pick up ANY collaboration; what can I say, Iím a sucker for íem. Iím not overjoyed with all the herbal notes being thrown around here, but it is certainly drinkable. Quite surprised to see the ABV crest way above the 9 % water line on this one. Nice encounter, nice value, but will not return for more.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Has a mild flower aroma at first, but the smokey Porter flavors set in and a trickle of smooth honey is left at the finish. Nice brew Stone.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is full of floral notes, honey, and jasmine, along with some light roasted malts. Flavour brings out wild flowers, honey and lighter notes of the jasmine. Roasted malts are somewhere underneath, but pretty masked by the flowers and honey. Good stuff, but too dominated by the additives.
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice smooth black and a real foamy tan head. Has a lot of nice malt flavor and a bit of chocolate on the back. Its got a bit of a diesel for a 9.6 porter but its still pretty good
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with slight tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolates and coffee.