shadey (2055) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Pitch black color with a thin khaki creamy head. The aroma poured out of the bottle as soon as I popped the top. Dark chocolate and smooth roast. Flavor is still quite nice even after almost four years. Dark fruity esters. The alcohol is there but subtle. The body is huge and silky smooth. Pretty bitter, but soo delicious. Iíve been hunting this beer for a while now, and Iím glad it wasnít disappointing.
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black porter with creamy moka head. Chocolate and hops with vinous notes, and fruity esters. Dry chocolate and intense hops, with roasted coffee, full bodied. Floral hops and intense grapefruits dominates. May 2005.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa! Aug. 2002 Bottle
Very arromatic. Aroma hits you a foot away. Sweet and malty with ample chocolate malt and a hint of sweet pie crust. Dark Brown to black with a firm thumb thick mocha head. Fairly hoppy, but I detect a bit of oxidation. Instead of being roasty it is more sharp and acidic and slightly smoky. Mouthfeel is good and the finish dry and abrupt.
dwyerpg (5285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light smoky aroma and a nice color, though headless. Amazing how well this porter maintains its great flavor. What a great guy Joe is to bring this beer out at no charge to his fellow beer tasting enthusiasts. A perfect finish to the evening.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle via trade with Whaleman - Thanks Dave!!! - Pours black with a nice mocha head that settles back to about 1/4 inch and laces pretty well. Aroma is roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and some smoke. Flavor is coffee, a bit of chocolate but not sweet at all. Some definite smoke, roasted malts, and some plums. Interesting palate heavy, but somewhat watery is finished quite dry. Quite silky smooth though. Pretty tasty for a 5 year old brew! I enjoyed this much!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark red color. Small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, a little subdued smoke aroma. Flavor is cigarettes and coffee, kind of intriguing. Dry finish. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing htis one.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bomber. Pours to an excellently lacing ultra dark red body with a thin beige head. The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and smoke and spruce. The flavor is roasted, smokey, chocolate, grassy hops. The palate was nice and smooth. This one aged nicely.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a really deep dark red w/ a nice tan very well laced head. Smells of a smoky roasty burnt malt and bitter chocolate. Big creamy palate well coating. Flavor is pretty mild for a smoked beer but still maintains the burnt malt characteristic w/ a tiny touch of oaky weak vanilla a bit dry hints of coffee. A well done beer but not a style I like all that much.
Poured from an 03 thanks to Blake for sharing.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored with a red gleam, foamy light brown head. Chocolaty and creamy aroma, mostly sweet but mellow from the age. Roasted flavor, notes of malt and chocolate and some coffee. Somewhat dusty and dry, probably because itís a bit over the top. Still drinkable, I bet it would have been awesome fresh!
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from Windy City El Cajon. Poured deep brown with a decent tan head that quickly shrank to a ring. Did ok in the lacing department. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors kicked up a bit with the same then add some coffee, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and a dusty finish. Another great Stone Beer.