zvikar (3903) - 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 (7623) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 "it’s rare when a beer you’ve 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 i’ve 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!"
tomer (2060) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks yk23, smallish head, very dark brown colour, almost opaque, roasted almost burned coffee aroma, mollases and dark old honey, sour flavour of green coffee,barnyard and a touch of soy, not to big bodied. Original and excellent.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark black color with a nice tan head. The nose is roasty with a thick residual amount of coffee and fruit. Not getting as much coconut or macadamian nuts, but I love the concept and they have their place as placebo placeholders on the label anyway. Full bodied and very complex, easy to quaff and easier still to drink. I need to get me a couple more of these.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12 oz bottle). Pours almost black with 1" tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate and nuts. Dark cherries also? Taste is sweet with slight burnt dryness/bitterness following. Yummy! Medium bodied with a creamy/oily texture. Finish has some bitterness, but it is mostly a dry roasted coffee bitterness. I’ve come to realize how much I like these coffee porters/stouts. This would make a good beer on a football sunday, after real coffee, and during preparation of brunch/lunch before the games.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is a bit odd – sort of a bit of tartness on the nose as well as a light coconut character. Softly roasty flavour with a pronounced coffee character. Light sweet cocoa over a toasted malt sweetness. A bit of earthiness – can’t say I’m a huge fan.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle – Gingerman – NYC. Deep black, thick tan head. Nutty earth and coffee nose swirls over currents of toasted coconut throughout. Earthed- coffee and nutty coconut flavors round well with a light berry tone and a slap of Stone hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, coffee-nut finish. I would drink six packs of this brew anytime of the year. A great collaboration…
BuckeyeBoy (3177) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt. Pours out almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma was very nice toasted coconuts, coffee, and light sweetness. Taste more of the coffee and roasted coconut. It also had a little milk chocolate taste. I was pumped when Toby pulled this one out, I had been wanting to try this from the first day I heard about it. Thanks buddy.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brownish black. Has rich aromas of coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is a mixture of coffee and chocolate at first and finishes with a touch of nuts and coconuts.