ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First rating of this beer. Sick! Tap at Stone. They force-carbonated the bejeezus out of this and so it had to be swirled for about five minutes continuously to get it smooth again. Nose is sweet charcoal, wood and tart caramel malt. Color is a great gray-brown with a solid tan head. Flavor was the crown jewel: milk chocolate, honey, roasted coffee, nougat, and a lighter buttery tannin of Gonzo or Deck 07. Vanilla ties it all together and the bourbon remained in the background. Really was exquisite.