kilgore84 (4) - San Lorenzo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black color. Nuce tan head. Beautiful coffee aroma. Subtle, but very nice coffee flavor. Good finish.
Abrakarl (393) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Of course quality stuff as usual from Stone, but the aroma was a bit weak. Was from 2013 though. Chocolate is perfect with this.
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber 2013- poured into a snifter, inky black and a four finger frothy beige head. Nose- only faint coffee in the nose which is surprising, predominately sweet milk chocolate nose. Taste- much more espresso coming through in taste and actually has a fairly bitter finish between the coffee beans and the hopping. Not too sweet, has nice dark fudge quality with a slight acidity to it. Medium bodied, not cloying at all. very sold.
Superman75 (59) - - JUN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle, pours a thick white foam, the aroma have a hint of chocolate, very creamy taste with a big hint of coffee
Nicke80 (317) - SŲdertšlje, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice head. Sweet aroma with Chocolate notes. Great taste of roasted coffee and some chocolate. Very nice beer!
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a bubbly tan cap. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, molasses. Taste is a great balance of sweet and bitter. Palate is creamy with a dry finish.
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Trade with Hackobock. Cheers. Pours black with a small creamy head. Fresh coffee and mocha. Roasty and hoppy bitterness with a touch of chocolate and port. Vinous and slick. Full bodied. Dope.
Bamsen78 (4606) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Voilŗ! A very very very big bottle at Oliver Twwwwwwwwissssst, Ssssssstockolm. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, malt, nuts and roast. Sweeti flavour of caramel malt, chocolate and coffee, with notes of roast. Lingering, sweetish and roasty aftertaste. Very very very good. Yum yum! (If only it was just a little cheaper...)
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.65l bottle brought home from Top Shop. Oh my. This is like pouring jet black motor oil into a glass. As black as they get really and it has a really good looking medium sized what you could call super-lacing dark brown head. Oh my this smells good. Super roasted and dark with a heavy dark caramel and vanilla sweetness. Oh, this is how a imp stout hold smell! Iím surprised how much vanilla I get in this one. Was expecting a strong punchy espresso kick, and by all means itís there, but that vanilla sweetness? Just amazing. Strong dark chocolate malts with fudge, brownies and that chocolate syrup you get on bottles meant for pouring on ice cream. Lovely lovely. Itís much more coffee concentrated and roasted in the taste. Was almost expecting something sweet based on the nose but itís definitely not to sweet. Really roasted and really dark roasted. In the mouth itís what you can describe as oily and itís just about average on the bubbles. A bit to big bubbled for a fill mouthfeel score but itís not far off. As mentioned itís really roasted and dark this. I would not perhaps identify it as espresso bits definitely coffee flavored. Dark muscovado sugars and a rum-like boozyness just gives it an extra dimension to all that strong and roasted flavors. This is world class imperial stout. It ends with wet salty rocks soaked in licorice powder and traces of cocoa powder. Amazing. 28.03.2014
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Notes from 8/1/2013
Poured from a 22 oz bomber bought at BevMo in Phoenix, AZ today, excited to try this one since I love Stoneís IRS! It says it had several hundred pounds of coffee beans from Ryan Brotherís Coffee added to it.
A - Jet black, medium brown/dark khaki head that starts off at 1 finger and dissipates down to a thin film of bubbles on top of the beer.
S - chocolate, vanilla, cream, hints of roasted/chocolate malt, tiny bit of dark fruits/fig newton smell there too
T - More of a roasted coffee bean flavor upfront with some chocolate, vanilla and creamy flavors. The espresso is definitely there, but more like a hint of it rather than just straight coffee flavor.
M - creamy, heavy beer, abv REALLY well hidden, as far as beers go, if youíve never had one like this, itís like a perfectly mixed mudslide.
O - This beer is amazing. The ABV is just slightly higher than the standard RIS at 11% (compared to 10.6), and the flavor is a little more complex/chocolate-coffee oriented.
It says on the side of the bottle to buy a case and try one every 4-6 months to see how it ages. Iím definitely gonna do it and see what happens...