DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle with my brother. Aroma started out mild, got heavier as it warmed, then turned to mild alcohol (nothing bad). Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, kinda like motor all, full bodied. Flavor of thick roasted malts, some rye, I think I get the mild pecan, overall complex with less flavor initially, much more as it warms. Chocolate and dark fruit. Really well done.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsiedcan. Thanks c@e! Pours a black appearance with a thin dark brown head. Very rich cocoa, anise, whiskey, vanilla, oaky, delicious aroma. Fairly smooth, plum, dark fruity, nutty caramel,candy bar, chocolate flavor with some bourbon and fig on the finish. Enjoyable.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sept. 1, 2013. Sample from 22 oz. bomber. Chocolate/coffee notes; a bit boozy, but not overwhelmingly so, given the 13% ABV. Long finish. Nice.
digrod (138) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Thick and black with medium head. Smells like grapes and licorice. Taste is more licorice and chocolate. Soft bourbon notes in finish. Could benefit from some aging.
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee malt... Licorice and chocolate... Soft sweet malts... Juicy roast
.. Soft roast... Nice and Mellow... Rich and sweet... Nice
zimbo (899) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fizz& darkness. Booze is well hidden.Wood carb buzz with some burn. Morishly nutty. Love those peacans & rye. lovely. How is it that everything Will wheaton touches becomes gold? He’s Midas without the downside.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Mike. Black with tan head. Nutty, meaty, slightly roasty aroma. Taste is nutty and roasty, some alcohol. Decent body with a bit of a burn. Decent
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque black - brown beer. Good tan head. Oatmeal and dark chocolate on the nose. Palate is soft and viscous with fine carbonation. Mild dark chocolate, mellow coffee. Trace of bourbon and spice. Light dry finish with a good coffee bourbon bitter linger.
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled, one finger khaki head int his glass ; some light, sticky lacing present here, with moderate retention. The nose is initial chocolate morsel, nut bread, dark fruit, and light booze - The flavor profile is bitter chocolate initial, mild booze, more dark fruits present, while moving to a silky mouthfeel thanks to the rye note - the barrel treatment (vanlla , bourbon) is modest, but finds its way to tongue eventually - this brew lacks heft - the center work well , though - i was impressed by the alcohol content, for what that’s worth - a nice one to try, i thought - but the finish eventually wears on you
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. First of all, what a stupid name (or stupid Ratebeer search algorithm). woot was not found. I finally had to look up Stone Brewing Co. and go through their all their beers to figure out it was w00t with zeros in it. The beer, however, was very good. I got some fruity flavors up front with the malt. It then ran through chocolate and bourbon and finished with a strong alcohol burn. I only had a small snifter, but at 13% and this level of sweetness, I wouldn’t want much more. Very good, but best in small doses.