PugUglyBrewer (190) - - OCT 22, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Being a stout fan I am in awe of this one. The unique idea to use bitter cocoa instead of hops create a stout that is big and bold on toast with oatmeal to smooth out all the rough edges. Not too sweet nor too dry. Doesn’t rise to the level of IRS but a damn good Stone stout.
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle shared in CW. Thanks to Colin. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty and lightly bitter with notes of bitter chicolate and wood. Taste is also roasty and astringent with notes of cocoa and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty number
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Cloon. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Good roast in those, milk chocolate, ash. Medium sweet flavour with jammy dark fruits, berries, cocoa, roast. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Nice balance in the finish, more luscious chocolate, moderate roast, raisins. Good stuff.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours black with a thick tan head. The taste is rich roasted malt, bitter - sweet, blueberry muffin, juicy, candy, Eccles cake and tangy fruits. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, toasty, earthy roast, cacao nibs, wood, blackcurrant, fruit cake, muffin, wood, earthy and some spice with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Level 42, picked up in the US, 20/10/16.
Black with a well appointed tan cap.
Nose is charr, chocolate biscuit, spice, toffee, light dark fruit rinse.
Taste comprises chocolate, spice, charr, toffee, brown bread, milk chocolate.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Easy drinking impy but no Ww.
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy, mashed-potato, lacy, tan head. Nose is smoke, licorice, baking chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and marshmallow (?!?). Very, very rich and bitter on the tongue; an immense dark chocolate punch wreathed with a custardy texture, as well as notes of dried plum, date, coffee, and vanilla. Intense without being overwhelming. Finish is superlative, as is the mouthfeel. A classic.
Steven_B (148) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and a little chocolate. Flavour is full of chocolate and malts. Slightly sweet and bitter. Great beer.
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is slight burnt with chocolate coming through together with slight hints of coffee. Taste is as you would expect, roasted malts, dark chocolates and a small faint note of darker autumn fruits that sends some sweetness. Mid bitter ending.
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, nutty, licorice, coffee and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, coffee and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ALIBALI (781) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extrem schokofett und trocken Röstbitter. Grosses Kino. Klassisch öliges Outfit und ausgeprägt formvollendet. 0,15/3,30€ vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN. VINTAGE.