BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this bomber with my Christmas dinner last night. This stuff, as it’s properly named, is EPIC! lol. Very dark pour, with creamy head. It was sweet, and malty, but also with some slight hop character. It reminded me of the Hibernation Ale I had from Great Divide the other day. Really great stuff to have with an incredible meal. Cheers!
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at redlight. This smells more like a porter to me than a strong. Maybe a little too much hops to be a porter, but still. Very roasty chocolate malts with sweet vanilla. Really like this!
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, very dark brown with nice creamy head and some lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cherry, and banana. You can taste vanilla, fruit (mixed berries), clove, herbal notes, and grass. Very complex and clean, well balanced, will improve with age.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i was surprised at how much i enjoyed this beer. i love stone, but when i read descriptors like "chocolate malt" and "vanilla bean" i feel like running for the hills. but it is subtle and tasty, and still retains that "stone brewing" aesthetic. worth your money.
Hoprider (341) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a semi dense beige head. One finger foam N: Dusty vintage bookstore, light phenols, light licorice. T: mild roast, light to medium sweetness. Belgian yeast again, light licorice, medium roasted malts.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, oak. Flavor is chocolate malts, coffee, and if you really look for it you can find the hints of orange citrus. Very impy like for me, but thats not a complaint. This is an enjoyable brew.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours essentially black with a foamy and rocky light brown head. Nose of chocolate and coffee. Rich malty flavor with notes of chocolate and coffee, caramel, nuts, and citrus. Hops begin to kick in later to form a pleasantly bitter finish.
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Very dark brown with a beige head and lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Ripe fruit, Vanilla, Chocolate and some dark bread.
Taste: Tobacco, Hint of vanilla, Bitter chocolate, Leather, Coffee.
Palate: Very filling with a sweet and bitter ending filled with chocolate and vanilla.
A bottle to be shared for sure as it is a true sipper. Nice ve-beer.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great dark ooz color that bubbles in the center like a evil cauldron. And I’m not even talking about a stout. Who knew? Great bitter chocolate notes, oranges, caramel, coffee, with a great roast malt backbone. Awesome
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Freshly picked up from Whole Foods Chandler. Pours a viscous black with restrained tan head. Aroma is malty, spicy (think nutmeg), and surprisingly hoppy. After it airs out a bit, hops and roasted malt are about all that I can smell. Taste is somewhat fruity - orange/tangerine, with notes of chocolate and belgian yeast spiciness. Tastes kind of dirty. A surprising amount of hop bitterness. I’m really hoping that this one ages out a bit smoother than this. Too hoppy/spicy for my tastes fresh.