evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and malt. Taste is sweet, slightly citrusy, with cocoa and coffee in the back end. Finish is slightly bitter with some vanilla.
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wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at a bottle share, thanks Jasen. Pours black with a beige head. Nose is chocolate, wood, coffee. Flavor follows with some roastiness, dark fruits, booze, citrus. Overall just strange and not my thing.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy yeasty caramel and chocolate finish.
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan head, jet black colour. yeasty aroma, chocolate and vanilla with a cake aroma. sweet taste with chocolate and a liqueur character with a spiced taste bit and stout like. nice brew.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with tan head; minimal retention. Big chocolate cake nose with lots of vanilla. A little less chocolaty on the palate with more pronounced vanilla and some other nice spicy notes. Full bodied and fairly silky; a little warm but very pleasant.
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate, Belgian yeast, and vanilla with a hint of fruit. Pours a beautiful, unexpected, black-brown with a khaki ring and no lacing. The taste is amazing! Chocolate, vanilla, wood, toasty malts, with notes of citrus. Full body with soft carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Slight tongue tingle after the swallow. Overall, this is an excellant beer! Seems like it ought to be a stout, but who cares this one is a winner!
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good beer but it’s definitely over hyped. Like many of Stone’s beers.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Near black with small head. Chocolate and cardboard. Wish I hadn’t read a previous review, or I probably wouldn’t taste the cardboard, but now I can’t get past it. My least favorite of the Epics I’ve had.
adamah (214) - - APR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh wow, What a great complex beer! Chocolate and spice dominated the aroma. The beer poured a thick creamy black. The taste was very chocolatey and fruity but that gave way to the strong wood character and vanilla finish. A very satisfying beer.
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, wood, raisins. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, well balanced on the palate, touch of booze on the finish. Taste is chocolate, raisins, bourbon, oak.