onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a thin rocky khaki head. Aroma is strange and inviting, like a spicy chocolate cake. There’s some cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and cocoa on the nose, with a certain cake like sweetness to it all. However, the flavor is a little too spiced...not like heat, but like the spices in a spice cabinet. There’s a lot going on here, from cinnamon to clove and nutmeg to allspice, all backed by an earthy dark roasty malt tone, not nearly enough chocolate like I got on the nose, and certainly not as sweet as the nose. Kinda dry, not bitter but certainly a bit overspiced. Smelled like spice cake, taste removed all the ’cake’ aspect. Still somewhat good though, finishing with a dark and slightly fruity malt tone, like a good Belgian strong ale should.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Interestingly, spicy aroma and the taste is the same. The label mentions "cinnamon, ginger, allspice, sweet orange peel, clove and rosehips" and I can taste at least 5 of the 6 spices. I really like this beer, very well balanced despite all spices. Thanks for an interesting vertical journey Stone!
pilsnerrogge (2827) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a lid-like head. Spicy aroma of nutmeg, clove, licorice and cinnamon; smells like christmas! Soft and creamy in the mouth. Spicy taste of nutmeg, clove, hops and ginger. Really bitter finish. Could’ve ended up like a spicy mess but is surprisingly balanced!
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown/almost black pour, little ring of sporadic carbonation and an aroma of clove, pumpkin pie spices, bananas and plenty of ginger. Flavor is burnt sugar, heavy malt, herbs, very vegetal and roasted dark malt. WIsh this bottle was a 12 ouncer instead of a bomber.
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everyone already covered all the bases about the spices and scented candles. A little flat, otherwise tasty. Congrats to Stone on the epic journey.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Intense aroma of spices. Clove, All spice, cinnamon. It is a little too intense for my liking. It's like drinking a scented candle.
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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Morizuya, KinosakiOnsen - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - white head. Holy shit a lot of spices. Cardemom. Fruity. Roasted. Ryebread. Honey sweet and spicy dark bread. Piley notes. Light phenolic. Far too spicy.
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GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on April 7 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of brown head, no lacing; nose: nutmeg, anise, all spice, pumpkin spiced; mouth: nutmeg, anise, all spice, roasted barley, burnt barley, alcohol, soy sauce, pumpkin spices, dry finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 7 avril 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : muscade, anis, tout-épices, épices à citrouille; bouche : muscade, anis, tout-épices, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, alcool, sauce soya, épices à citrouille, finale sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Nick at CP&K. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is smoke, bonfire, earth, spice (particularly cinnamon), treacle, touch of soy sauce and some dark fruit. The taste is pretty spicy, earth, wood, earth, touch of bitter chocolate, soy sauce, decent bitterness, warming alcohol, roasted malt and toast with a dry, spicy finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Interesting, but ultimately I don’t find it that drinkable.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown almost black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of pie spice, chocolate, anise and some alcohol. Flavor is chocolate malt, spicy yeast esters, light bitterness and no alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Pretty good beer, fairly spicy but not overly so.