Jorn69 (326) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Havregatan. Glögg, kryddnejlika i apelsin och jul, jul, jul. Hade jag druckit den i december hade den förmodligen fått ett något högre betyg, men nu blev jag faktiskt lite besviken.
badwhale (324) - 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.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a flourishing tan head of creamy foam. Dwindled slowly to a cap and ring that never faded and left some great lace. Inviting and dark almost bewitching. Nose is a mix of spices and fruit. I smell cloves cinnamon, is that ginger? and nutmeg. As it warms it opens up to some yeast, orange and a fruit smell that I couldn’t quite pin down is rose hips. The toasted malt gives it a breaddy cookie like quality. There’s a breath of alcohol and a marvelous hint of chocolate. It’s a Xmas cookie in a glass. One of the most complex spice profiles I’ve encountered.
Taste is lighter than it smells and not as sweet as it smells either. Smooth, burnt around the edges with plenty of bread underneath it all. Not too fruity. A little alcohol to taste is really nice in this. Hops finally come up bitter to take it into the long dry finish. It even has a charred quality that’s not disagreeable. Warming and very festive.
This is a hard to describe strong dark ale that really surprised me. Far from overly sweet it’s one I would have again. I wonder how it ages?
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.
jimmie65 (319) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a red-brown head. Aroma is spice, coffee, malt. Taste is dry, strong bitter. Nutmeg, some citrus, allspice, coffee,
JHeath99 (310) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark opaque amber with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of nutmeg and what definitely hints toward Old Bay or some other spice. Taste of spice, earth, and wood.
sjohnny (307) - - DEC 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dried fruit and cinnamon aroma. Very dark almost black with tan head. Lots of lacing. Dates, cinnamon and bitter chocolate. A little bit of pine in the finish.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark oily pour, looks like a stout. The aroma is light, with some malt and sweetness. Nice taste of sweet bourbon and chocolate without being cloying, balanced by a nice bitterness that continues for a while.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown/black, tan head. Spicy smells! Potpurri. Cinnamon, cloves. Amazing. Flavors of nutmeg, cloves, and orange. Dry! Different.
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dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with brown head, aromas of spice up front, im picking up a lot of allspice, there is a earthy hop presence followed by roasted malts. Taste is spices up front getting cinnamon and allspice with some hop bitterness along with a very good roasty character possibly some chocolate in the finish. mouthfeel is full with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall this is very well balanced, everything blends together perfectly and no one flavor dominates the rest. Seems to me stone has been on a roll lately with some well crafted brews, nice stuff!