WanderinCelt87 (125) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a nice malt aroma. Pours a lovely black with a cream head. I can taste a subtle hint of honey that goes very well with the malt. Goes down smooth and leaves a clean finish.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three states combine to create this amazing Imperial Porter. You won’t find many beers like this out there.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn’t get a whole lot as far as the aroma goes, but flavor wise I really enjoyed this. Just the right thickness in the body, it’s not too sweet (maybe that’s from the flowers?). In any case, it’s pretty good.
gravit8 (12) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another surperb example of what passion produces. This is such a smooth porter with a floral subtext and balanced mouthfeel. Dark smokey color and thick creamy browninsh-white head of sufficient strength to catch an upper lip.
Anymore, it’s pointless to try to out-review Stone with the detailed description of the beer. It is exactly as they’ve described in this case.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours mahogany toward dark blackish at the edges with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hot pepper, black and blue berries. HEAVY blueberries, At any rate, the taste is roasty malty, with florals, blueberry, cacao, backup hops, and a complex finish. This one is delicious.
MHOSKINS (60) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good porter. High ABV as an Imperial, but very smooth and not boozy. Great complex flavors. Very much as described in beer description.
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patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this was on tap - Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma is of roast malt, cocoa, and even flowery. The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with herbal character. It may be the jasmine that I’m getting there. There’s also a subtle fruitiness. It has a creamy full body and finishes with a roasted, pleasant bitterness. Really, really good. Fantastic brew.
Thisis12ptfont (748) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Faint floral aromas with a hint of lemon and roasted toffee. Deep black with a distinguished magenta tint and beautiful lacing. Roasted black malts and toffee initially hit the palate. Immediately afterwards, I get the intense floral notes overwhelming the palate. Other notes I detect include roasted coffee, black patent malt, slick molasses and dark grains. Overall, a very unique twist on a porter with strong flowery overtones yet, still having that signature porter taste. The honey is very subtle in the finish and the alcohol is very well masked. Stone has really been thinking outside of the box in 2013. Very well done. A+ rating.
dhunter151 (451) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown (almost black) with an off white head. Coffee, milk chocolate, honey, molasses, floral notes. Good beer.
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ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique beer, primarily because of the strange medley of secondary flavors that accent this smooth, chocolatey beer.