Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a Vertical Epic glass. Really heavy on the spice. Like a bad gingerbread cookie without any sweetness.
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spice aroma predominantly cinnamon. Slight fruity esters. Peppery and clove flavor on top of the cinnamon. Finishes slightly dry and tart.
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pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, basically opaque dark brown. Lots of head on it, dark coffee-brown. Raisin, cinnamon in the smell. Has a nice light fizzy feel, bot quite what I expected from it. Pretty good, a decent sweetness to it. Perhaps a little too sweet.
badwhale (318) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to glass mug. Pours an opaque black with a brown head that stays. Clove is the dominant flavor with a black coffee background. Nice and smooth mouthfeel. Tons of stuff going on here. Says it’s a belgian, but you couldn’t convice me. Its more imperial stout.
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a dark cola with a large mocha head and notable lacing. Aroma begins with gingerbread with notes of ginger, allspice, and clove evident followed by a hint of roasted malt. Taste begins with similar spices before a wave of roasted malt leads to palatable bitterness. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel with flavor of spices lingering. Really enjoyed this and definitely worth having another.
Oscbert (938) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
~Strong aroma of clove, licorice, pepper and ginger. Reminds me of the holidays. Love the smell, but not getting any malt or hops.
~Pours pitch black with small brown bubbly head.
~Strong clove flavor with same spices that were found in aroma along with cinnamon. Spices are overwhelming and make this hard to drink.
~medium full bodied with medium CO2, lingering bitter clove finish.
~The spices are too much on this. Loved the aroma, but my palate was assaulted by a spice cabinet. Needs sweetness for balance or less spices. Bummer. I was really looking forward to this.
Huhzubendah (2157) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a quarter inch if beige head. The aroma offers licorice, overly spiced, cookie dough, holiday spices. Mediocre flavor. Dark roast and spices with a touch of alcohol heat. This puts the final touches on a mediocre set of beers. On the whole, I remain entirely unimpressed with Stone.
ellolovey (402) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Cumming Growler Shop. Pours a dark brown with a tan frothy head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Taste is loaded with spices. Cinnamon nutmeg and clove dominate. Full-bodied with a nice velvety mouth-feel. Sticky sweet with a slightly bitter dry finish. Another awesome brew from Stone!
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jhamp9 (874) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black with a dense tan head. Aroma is the list of spices with a good dose of orange and molasses. Almost like a spice cake. Taste is very similar but not quite as sweet as the aroma. Full body. Very soft carbonation.
Lmndrsn (25) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty nose with a dash of chocolate and baking spices.
Beautiful , brown- black brutish color. No lacing, thin head.
Tastes like malt and chocolate.
This beer is beautiful.