beechner224 (1013) - 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 (4447) - 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 (1536) - 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.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated 9/10/13 poured on 10/23/13. Pours dark brown to black with one finger khaki head. Chocolate and roast aroma with some dark fruit and a bit of florals. Flavor is roast up front with some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with an interesting burst of flowers on the palate. Some good bit of bitter as well. The light florals keep this from feeling thick, though it is nicely silky and smooth, robust, with medium carbonation. Basically a standard imperial porter, bordering on the light side for the style, with some very light nuance from the flowers. Pretty good and this is super drinkable with no sign of the ABV.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subtle, fine aroma of honey, flowers, and cocoa. Fluffy head that retains wonderfully. Tastes of grapes, booze, and cocoa, and finishes with a roasty bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. I love imperial porters, and Iím happy to see this style taking off lately. So glad Stone did a fine job with this and didnít turn it into some one-dimensional hop bomb like they have been slinging out so much lately. Delicious, very classy brew here.
blackflag321 (621) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in snifter. Opaque black/brown. Mocha coffee, hints of chocolate-cherry and smoke. Velvety smooth. Very nice. Drinks like a 6% ABV.