kramer (4945) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown body with a nice fizzy light beige head that retained as a thin ring. The nose is pretty nice, thereís just a touch of oxidation, some really nice dark fruits, strong belgian yeast, a little alcohol, and even a touch of a tobacco note. The flavor is a bit of a letdown after the nice aroma, itís too thinned out and faded. There isnít a lot of negative flavor notes like heavy oxidation, itís just thinned out and bland. Thereís still some hints at the dark fruits and yeast on the finish especially, but not enough gas left in the tank for this guy. Mouthfeel is a bit thinned, but still finishes with a bit of clinginess. Nice moderate fizzy carbonation. Decent, and still certainly drinkable, but not as good as the 05 for me in the overall sense.
DrSilverworm (6374) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 22oz bottle. Clear brown color. Minimal off-white head. Few dots of lace. Some licorice and chocolate syrup nose. Nutty flavor. Some light alcohol. Smooth very light carbonation, dry texture. More bitter. Enjoyable sipper.
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Falling Rock 12/15/2012. Clear dark dark brown, nearly black, with a laceful khaki head. Earthy nose with a little touch of smoked meat, classy tobacco, and bleu cheese. Nice smoked jerky flavor on the initial wave, like right after you swallow, then it gets creamy and sweet with toffee and earthy raisins, with a touch of oak and toast. Pretty sweet overall, with a big palate, and kinda boozy warm, yet complex and lovely.
AndyReynolds (886) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pepper with some brown sugar, a little bit of dark fruit, but the black pepper over powers. Taste is sweet.
Chudwick (2145) - 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 (1187) - 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 (1664) - 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 (2528) - 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 (952) - 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 (3176) - 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.