LearninBeer (480) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours Black! Aroma is slight coffee, not much chocolate slight hop aroma, smokey. The head is light brown and creamy, mostly diminishing with a little lacing. The initial flavor is bitter chocolate lasting on the back of the tongue, a little alcohol burn in the stomach. The body is medium, the texture creamy. I loved the 11th anniversary and this is right up there, I have a few in the cellar but I’ll be getting more of these to drink now.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, bitterness, and coffee. Taste was nice, with coffee, chocolate, and sweet oats. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Nice effort by Stone, not spectacular, but pretty good.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, bitter chocolate, and slight nutty-wheaty notes. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey with a nice bit of vanilla and malted chocolate ball notes, its boldness tempered with the oatmeal. Lingering bitterness in the finish with slight oak notes. Alcohol is still fairly present even after six months of aging. Nice full, creamy palate, though slightly sticky. A good impy, but not a great one.
Brewbie (478) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. pours a deep dark black, light head. light alcohol aroma, dark chocolate, slightly boozy bitter first impression. finish of chocolate and roast.
Obfuscate (473) - Minneapolis, - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like a sweet stout with a bitter chocolate bite. Oats, chocolate, only a hint of booziness. Great beer.
Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another Wow stout from Stone - wonderful balance - beautiful - love Stone beers.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark blackness topped with a brown head. chocolate aroma. Flavor is wow...bittersweet chocolate & oats with hints of coffee. Like a chocolate chip oatmeal for breakfast. Alcohol is apparent but not overwelming. Amazing brew. Stone never disappoints!
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, thick tan head. Aroma is faint, some roasted malts. Taste is very easy for the style, aftertaste is quite overwhelming though. Roasted malts, bitterness. Easy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Ok for the style.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it with the Castas during the Mexico - El Salvador. Heavy bodied, thick mouth feel, great taste of dark chocolate, heavy on the alcohol nice warm feeling. Too bad we lost!!
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.