Belgo (154) - Køge, - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a growler generously donated by Yespr - Thanks a lot! Pours pitch black with a small espresso coloured head that disappears quickly. The colours are extremely good looking and I’m sure the appearance would’ve gotten a perfect score from me, if the beer had been served directly from the tap. The aroma bursts with sweet french roast coffee and heavy bourbon notes. On the palate the beer is extremely creamy and soft with sweetness both from the residual sugars and the alcohol. Again the bourbon is very present - it seems that the bourbon cask hasn’t been emptied completely before the beer was put in. So this is a beer that is sure to divide people. For those who doesn’t like beers with noticeable alcohol and/or simply don’t like bourbon, this is probably the worst beer in the world. Fortunately I love bourbon :-)
neepsntatties (1238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest 2014. Nice score, Preston! Colour...pretty much solid black, except for the thin tan head. Nose...heaps of dark chocolate and malted milk balls, with oaky Bourbon notes and wisps of cafe au lait. Palate...quite viscous and heavily chocolated with more of the malted milk ball flavours. The feel is quite plush and lightly cloying, though the oak tempers the sweetness very well and does not allow the sugars to take over entirely. The back palate is dry, with more quercus and notes of Bourbon balls.
MisoW (1760) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from StefanSD, MANY many MANY thanks for this one, this is a great beer. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, plums, dark berries, hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, plums, dark berries, warming alcohol, some caramel, vanilla, bourbon, cherries.
Cuso (5038) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle as Stone Fyodor’s Classic, kindly shared by MisoW and StefanSD, huge thanks, guys. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice in aroma. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa butter, licorice, prunes. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Long coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Extremely tasty.
tectactoe (2289) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Pours black, viscous & thick like motor oil with a leathery tan head that doesn’t form until a good 6 or 7 seconds after the hard pour. Comes & goes quick. Lovely aroma of thick, fat fudge & chocolate cake batter. The shit your grandma whips up for special occasions. Rich bourbon barrel warmth & a nice bit of spicy oak. Getting huge notes of coconut & vanillin from the barrel, too. The barrel aging is integrated exceedingly well. Brownie batter BOMB on the palate. Dark chocolate brownies, dense fudge, moderate black licorice, smooth bourbon, woody vanilla, dried & toasted coconut, charred oak, & a bit of roasted, ashy malt. Very small touch of dark prune sweetness. Finishes with mostly notes of bourbon lathered fudge. Thick & creamy body... This is great. Stone should really make this a yearly (or somewhat regular) release... Yum.
Pailhead (5057) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate with a touch of molasses and caramel. The finish has light-moderate coconut, light coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of licorice. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.
mikem409 (1594) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet black in color with a perfect creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and bourbon, vanilla candy bar. Taste is absolutely dreamy. Silky smooth and loads of chocolate and wood.
Dr_Fellini (534) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is a potent roasted malts, huge bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor much of the same. Big chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt sweetness. Big beer, big body. Delicious.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As "Stone Fyodor’s Classic" 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Bourbon. 2014 Series Batch no 03, 38 IBU. Marked 13.9% ABV. Bottled Feb 2014.
Bottled 500 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol, roasted, vanilla scent. Roasted, sweet, chocolate taste. Chocolate, roasted aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Cunningham (4879) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as the darkest dungeon. Ok beige head. Mellow and fine aroma with oak, espresso and vanilla. Full body. Well balance between sweetness and bitterness. Well maybe a bit over to the sweet side. Booozy. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, raisins and mild acidic. Powerful lovely ale.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
_angst_ (3029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy black with a rather small blackish brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, coffee, charred wood, moist soil, toasted nuts, hay, alcohol and liquorice fudge. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood coconut milk, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, silky, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coconut milk, bourbon, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and moist soil. Excellent! Very pleasant nicely executed barrel aged imperial stout. Prominent barrel treatment without it hiding the great base beer.