Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Creamy light brown head, opaque black color. Smell hops, fruits, dark fruits and lightly bitter. Taste is a little less good than the smell, but still nice hoppy and some fruityness. Very nice mouthfeel and a medium to full body.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep dark earthy ASA. Pours a deep dark brown with a nose of dry hops and malts. This was a great beer fresh and I’m hoping that the one I saved will be even better (a touch less hot and more balanced) with a year or 2 on it.
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Black color, huge light brown head. Sweet, malty, white pepper scent. Sweet, vinous, oak, vanilla, dry, wood, roasted taste. Coffee aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Stone vs. Moeder event, Moder Lambic, Brussels.
Brune foncée, col jaunâtre.
Malté et caramel, fruits noirs; figue. Levure, aspect grains, café avec en retrait une fine amertume. Reste sec au palais avec une pointe de chocolat sur la fin.
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Huge dark-cream head with textbook lace over fully black beer. Liquorice drop, resin and some chocolate aromas. Sweet and bitter full chocolate, green dark leaves (aucuba). Some tobacco in the finish and even more liquorice warming up. Well-bodied, quite slick, but lacking flavours in the palate a bit. Nice, if less overpowering great than some other Stone brews. I have to confess never having heard of "chia", so it’s no wonder I do not recognize it. Shame on me.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 10/9/10). Black color. Medium tan head. Moderate chocolate aroma with light roastiness. Moderate chocolate/coffee flavor, with light caramel and light roastiness. Avg duration. Light dry finish with light lasting roastiness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, grapes, Brett, slight chocolate, light dark fruit, licorice, and some herbs. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a large, creamy, rocky, frothy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grapes, slight wood, light chocolate, roasting, resin, and wine. Medium to slightly full body. Tingly, then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, hop, wood, wine, grape finish is slightly dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy aromas of toasted, molasses and postum for the malt, perfume and resin for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with background notes of tar, licorice, alcohol and dried black currant. Head is average size, frothy, light brown with fair but slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and moderately bittersweet. Palate is full, creamy with an almost flat carbonation, and has a chalky just that borders on gritty finish with a moderate alcohol afterburn. This American Strong Ale is more like an Imperial Stout, but what ever you call it, it’s excellent on all levels.
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium sized beige head. The nose has roasted malts, herbal and pine hops, peppercorn and dark fruits. The flavor is dark roasted malt, hints of black coffee, pine and spruce, herbal notes, with some mild peppercorn. There is a mild to moderate bitterness in the finish. Interesting, solid beer.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours a brown head with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is dark malt-ashy, resin. Taste is dark malt-molasses/ashy/chocolate, resin/earthy hops with some bite.