virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was great. It was very thick and poured like motor oil with a thick dark tan head. Smelled and tasted like the name suggests--bitter dark chocolate.This well-put-together imperial stout got better with every sip.
misterbeer (308) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black pour -mocha head.taste sweet upfront and a bitter dry chocolate expresso finish. Wow an awesome beer
applesquash (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my top 3 all time favorites. I got one from a nearby market and enjoyed it so much I went back for 2 more but they only had 1. The guy mentioned they did have a case in the back but weren’t going to open it. So I bought the case. I think I was tricked. What a nice trick to play. Trick me like that any time.
bleeng (1463) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites from Stone. Solid black with a nice head. Huge nose of coffee, chocolates, burnt malts, dense. Taste is the same and is very smooth on the palate. Full of flavor and easy to drink.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. Black-colored with a light brown foam. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit of smoky hints and a bit of alcohol. A bittersweet flavor with chocolate, malt, light fruitiness, nutty hints and a drier finish with more bitterness. Rather full-bodied. A good Stout.
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head. Aromais quite nice roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light oxidation, and wood. Flavor is true to nose and holds up quite well with little evidence of oxidation. This is potent and good.
tomer (1368) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, many thanks Shachar, small brown head, opaque dark brown colour, aromas of cocoa, spice, hint of vanila pod and smoke at the begginning that dissapears over time, flavour of charred wood, coffee, smoked meat and dark chocolate, all over a cereal backbone, extremely smooth, long sour coffee aftertaste, a bit like after an espresso, nicely balanced.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting: oatmeal porridge, milk chocolate, bitter chocolate, sweet malt, roasted malt, honey, mild coffee, cocca notes, some charred wood, weak smoked meat, delicate hops lingers through, great aftertaste, very blanced mellow and refined imperial stout.
sepia5 (232) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Currently drinking my last bomber of this. As the label would indicate, there’s plenty of bitter chocolate here, but also strong coffee flavors. Good, full mouthfeel. Just a really nice, drinkable stout, which seems to be something Stone specializes in.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black with brown head. Aroma of extreme cocoa/chocolate, booze, sweet roastedness, and some backdoor raspberry. Taste is rich and bitter chocolate, mild burntness in middle that bites at end. Ending is also sweet. Finish is dry and bitter.