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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Ale brewed with anise, oak chips and belgian yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2010
On draft at R & H. Pours a pitch black color with no head. Aroma of plums, prunes, roasted malts, bitter notes and chocolate. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. Pours a pitch black, with no head or lacing. Aroma is meaty, bacon, hot dogs - but in a good way. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roasted/smoked meats.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Stone belgo IRS on tap at Logan Square smallbar for stone takes over the taps... Pours a darker deep black with a solid khaki head... Aroma of spicy sage or other vegetal notes perhaps attributed to the yeast strain? as well as licorice and chocolate. Thought I was smelling madmen at first but the yeast applied here just doesnt seem to work and eventually comes off as odd .... Flavors are unfortunately a continuation of the same with more pronounced emphasis on chocolate, anise, and spicy yeast which was a major detractor. licorice, and vegetal spiced noted. Hard to drink thats for sure. 6/4/6/3/13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours jet black, a bit medicinal, chocolate and char. Quite thick and viscous. Roast, char, sweet caramel. A bit medicinal here as well, not bad, just strange. Sweet caramel and syrup on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft. Small tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some spicy yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, spicy yeast, grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured as close to a pitch black color as possible, small tan head. Aroma was chocolates, roasted malts - touch of sweetness and yeasty. Flavor was malty, touch of yeast, roasted malts. A very unique beverage I must say.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at rattle n hum during the stone event with James and big T. Ultra smokey... Hotdogs, smoke, malts. Taste is tart, malty, burnt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Dark black with a tan head. A light smokiness, but the spicy citrus notes from the Belgian yeast dominates. Fairly strong and thick with a light sourness and a hint of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Tap at Alewife Baltimore for Stone Tap Takeover. Pours near jet black with a decent tan/mocha head with good retention and leaves lots of webby lace everywhere. Aroma is sweet, herbal, spicy, sage, very much like Saison du BUFF. (?) Taste is minty, sage, bay leaves. Did they mix the tap line with the GK Mad Man Mix? Feels light-bodied. Weird. Doesnt work super well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Tap at Stone 14th party. Black brown color. Big flavor difference was the belgian yeast along with some strong spice quality. Not quite sure what that was. Not too impressed with this one.


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