SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big black pour with a thick, lasting tan head.
Roast malt, cocoa, coffee, complex yet subtle aroma.
Interesting flavor here. No roast malt bitterness, some chocolate, a little coffee, sweet but not overly so. Different than a stout, not a barley wine.
I think they stumbled onto a good one.
JoeMcPhee (7620) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone total tap takeover at Parkway Tavern. The nose is pretty intense. Stewed fruit and some light barrel character. A little bit of soft vineous woodiness. A bit of soft peppery/vanilla flavour and some moderate cocoa. Assertive woody bitterness but has a nice light chewiness. Pretty nice.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottleworks is something new for me - what is the connection with Stone? This is a big brew with 13 hops and 13 grains. Midnight colored pour and a persistent head. The aroma is mostly toasted grain with some malty sweetness and floral hops. The flavor is surprisingly cohesive and balanced for a leviathan like this - coffee, prunes, brown bread, and brown sugar. There is a silky sweetness and a light, tingly finish on the palate. Very good indeed.
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, light vinous, earthy, roast. Taste is moderately sweet vinous, some alcohol, earthy/grapefruit. Medium-full body.
Sammy (7031) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great imperial stout, very black with a Bubbly head and very lacey. Chocolate, coffee, hoppy. Alcohol well hidden. Great dangerous drinkability.
ajax25g (33) - Seattle area, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark dark brown with small beige head. Nose of toffee, caramel, and lots of hops. Very full bodied. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Pretty well balanced. Tastes similar to the nose, but add in a little chocolate. Awesome stuff!
swoopjones (4206) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. cola colored pour> Rich caramel malts, roast, light chocolate & coffee notes in the aroma. Agressive on the palate, boozy, pine, chocolate, light coffee. warming. strong.
ICEatALAMO (533) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light brown with light head. The aroma is sweet. The taste is a little harsh. Could use some aging. Not bad, not great.
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GranvilleTim (1206) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops, roasted malt. Nice lacing.
hallinghansen (1321) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, wood, alcohol. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, hops, alcohol. Well balanced. Nice lacings.