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!
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Blake and Jenny for bringing the bomber! Poured near black with a short-ish warm beige head. The aroma picked up a whole helluva lot of coffee with some chocolate and vanilla as well.. I love coffee, and have no complaints there. The flavor found similar stuff.. warm, earthy coffee, cocoa, and vanilla at the core with fresh, green coffee beans, peppery notes, and a hit of tobacco around.. spicy, belly warming finish with even more coffee. Medium-plus bodied and quite roasty on the palate.. well-balanced and tasty.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly thick and near black color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose has a decent amount of roasting to it with the espresso being quite forward in this. Taste is quite thick and somewhat bitter with the coffee dominating throughout. I like this a lot...
Cbuk1013 (246) - 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.
jmikolich (1477) - 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
drfabulous (4806) - 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.
baraciisch (2301) - California, 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 (79) - - 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.