Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good beer but itís definitely over hyped. Like many of Stoneís beers.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark brown black has coffee flavor booze some bitter chocolate. Roasty. Not bad really donít see much diff from normal one. Nothing out of this world solid none the less.
drfabulous (3857) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Coffee for sure in taste. Bit of a change up from regular RIS. Roasty. Slight bitterness. Solid overall if not overwhelming in coffee or espresso.
jmikolich (1440) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared by Colleen, Thanks! I thought espresso was supposed to be bitter coffee type stuff, but it works here, though Iím not a huge fan of stone IRS on its own, the espresso adds some niceness to it, I"m down with this
baraciisch (1740) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black in color with a light tan head... Aroma is strongly espresso beans... Flavor is dominated by espresso up front but gives way to licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate... Hints of vodka or grain alcohol on the finish... Solid
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is a wonderful balance; not bitter, not too sweet. Coffee is well balanced with the milk chocolate flavors. Finishes super smooth with no bitterness. Absolutely stellar.
PattyBat (59) - - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Smells strongly of alcohol with some espresso. Pours jet black with a tan head. Taste of dark chocolate malt and hint of coffee. Canít wait to enjoy again.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatics really hit hard with coffee that is over powered by alcohol. Appearance is really fantastic deep dark black and an awesome 2 finger tan head! Taste is again FANTASTIC! Just super easy drinking, nice chocolate, coffee, and a slight alcohol taste. God damn this in a bourbon barrel would be delightful!
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of a lot of roasted malts, coffee, some notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits, a little dough, and some light hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of roasted malts, but the coffee tastes a little burnt. Thicker texture. A good beer, but the coffee is just a little off here.
czar (4159) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. from small sample. very dark brown, almost black with a small medium dark beige rind, some lacing sticks onto glass. roastiness-plenty, as in too much, like few other stonesí, stale bitter coffee, drip coffee that almost burnt, i.e. stayed too long on burner, vegetal awkward presence, light smokiness. soft carbonation, medium body - sticky, bitter coffee finish. decent balance, a certain complexity but an average impy, still.