GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle -
My 2nd (or maybe 3rd, not exactly sure) time with the Stone collaboration series. I enjoyed this one very much. Aroma has a huge coffee punch, coffee with just a smidge of toasted bread/coconut. Flavor showcases the chocolate malts, and it was really hard to pick up any coconut-y goodness. Really reminded me of a Kaluha cake batter. I really like it, but the coconut/macadamia flavors (which can be rather delicate) seemed buried. Maybe fresh itís a different story? Nice beer though and would buy again.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours deep brown, almost black, with a khaki head. Aroma is heavy with chocolate syrup, roast malt, coffee and coconut. Flavor shows primarily coffee with the rest fading into the background with additional notes of tar and macadamia nuts. Yes I said it.... Iím not sure if itís because I read it, or ate plenty of them growing up, but I swear itís there. Overall body is full and finishes dry and slightly sour. Pretty damn good stuff.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
FlÝska. Totally black colour. Strong coffee sweet coconut roasty malty aroma. Good filling mouthfeel.Sweet flavour with lots of coffee and coconut along with chocolate and roasted malt. Long lasting sweet coffee roasty malty finish.
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a plovmand tasting, thanks.
Pours dark brown with a tan head.
Aroma is loads of coffee, caramel and malt with a hint of coconut.
The flavour is dominated by coffee, with herbal, caramel, alcohol and coconut notes.
Not really my thing.
Pinball (10609) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, smooth light yellow head.
wood,nuts, coffee in the aroma
flavor is complex, bitter woody, sweet coconut, faint coffee.
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy light tan head. Loads of coffee in aroma with lighter notes of coconut and caramel. Heavy complex flavour of coffee beans, coconuts, light citrus, chocolate and caramel. Nice one indeed!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting: sourish green coffee, pina colada mainly in the aroma, weak nutty notes, lots of roasted malts, some burnt notes, medium creamy body, dry sourish finish, real good but not great.
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks YK23, pours brown to black with a medium tan head, aroma of roasted coffee, burnt coffee, wood, vanilla, intense acidity and alcohol warmth, flavor of roast, sour cherries, nuts, wood and charcoal, quite perfumy, medium to full body, real nice one.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yuval. Black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee beans, nuts and light fruity hints. Sweet-sourish flavor of roasted malt, green coffee beans, a bit of nuts, a bit of alcohol, woody hints, herbal and fruity hints and a bit more bitterness in the finish. Strange but not bad.
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"itís rare when a beer youíve built up exceeds expectations, and since Stone is my favorite brewer, hopes were sky high for this one. not to worry, though, it did not disappoint. one of the best, if not THE best, porter that iíve ever had. the aroma was incredibly rich and decadent. coffee, chocolate, roasted malt...with flavor to match and a wonderfully smooth full body. Awesome, awesome, awesome beer!"