Chudwick (1969) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to a snifter - pours dark amber with tan head and bin lacing. Nose is vinous and dark fruit. Flavor adds brown sugar and alcohol. Sweet. Medium body. Latent basement aromas. Prolly the oldest bed Iíve had.
deekyn (1118) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
almost no faint brown head. S - notes of smoke, toasted malts, chalk and earth as well, quite vegetal. M - med full body, aggressive mf. Simple palate. High carb. Lingering malty finish. Sticky. T - chalk bitter bakers chocolate, coffee grounds up front. Overripe apples, Belgian yeasts and very vegetal palate to the finish. O - simple quad. Sticky and muddled. Overly simple. 3.5
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tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Stone. Pours a plum color with no head. Smells of dark roasted malts, mild smoked wood. More smokiness in the taste but fairly astringent.
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Tap and Malletís Stone flight of 8 Vertical Epic Series from 05.05.05 to 12.12.12. Poured a translucent dark brown body that receives the tan head as it slowly falls into the glass. Brown sugar aroma. Sweet malt flavor which is balanced out by a soft hop bitterness. Full bodied but a little thiner than the others.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Dark brown, almost black pour. This bottle had leaked on me earlier this week and I recrimped the cap immediately. Not surprisingly this one lacks carbonation. Itís not totally flat, though. Aroma is reminiscent of dirty dishwater and not pleasant. Taste is the opposite. Itís sweet, roasty, and pleasant. Sugared coffee with cream and vanilla bean flavors. I would have liked to try this fresh because I think the coffee flavors have developed very well. Good stuff.
AirForceHops (2948) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Lord Hobo, on 12/15/12. We got to enjoy the left over Stone from the 12/12/12 event. Color is black with a lasting tan head that laced slightly. Everything about this brew reminds me of a fine Belgian stout. Excellent flavors of Roasted malt, roasted coffee, bitter-sweet chocolate and a heavy amount of chocolate. The yeast gives it a slight fruit note underneath al the malt. Light, subdued wood notes.Slightly drying texture. Medium body with medium sweetness. After 6 years, the ABV is completely hidden giving this some dangerous drinkability. (If I wasnít having other verticalís I would have order another) This was delightful and aged wonderfully.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) deep ruby with hints of brown, ring Of tan bubbles. Nose of anise, raisin, caramel, chocolate. Taste is heavy anise, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate, ginger, wheat. Carbonation had held up, string anise linger that takes away from the palate finish.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours a deep reddish brown with a persistent tan head. Nose is lightly roasty. Generic. Anise and clove along with a dark fruit ester. A bit more pop than the previous but lacks in "funk". Clean taste, papery and light roast again. Yeast is quite clean overall. Some licorice on the finish. Meh.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwerís on 12/12/12. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. At first smell/sip, a fairly typical dubbel. Dark fruit, some spices, with some chicory/dark roasted malts. The flavor adds some sweetness, bringing in a deep, dark wood -- like a mahogany. Definitely good.
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churchkey in Logan Circle neighbohood, Washington, DC on 12/12/12.
Nearly opaque, black-brown with thin khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of sweet and sour cherries, roasted malt, roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit.
Taste sweet roasted malt, sour dark cherries, other dark fruit and caramel. Very nice complexity and balance of sweet, sour and roasted flavors.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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