EtTuCthulhu (1295) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is reminiscent of booze and roasted malts, and the appearance is opaque black with a small tan head. The taste is mildly bitter, quite umami, and slightly sweet; furthermore, the palate combines an oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish, and a medium body.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Brass Tap Gainesville. Pours pitch black and thick with little brown head. Nutty, roasty chocolate aroma with some toffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet barleywine-ish flavor with some chocolate and dry nuts in the background. A little astringent with the alcohol. Some rye flavor. Interesting take on a stout but not really what I was hoping for. Seems to be growing on me as I go.
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma a letdown - just faint hints of licorice, coffee, and something a little medicinal. Pitch-black pour; almost no head. Tastes like cough medicine, alcohol, licorice, coffee, and acid. Booze overwhelms almost everything else. Silky mouthfeel and good palate, but who cares that much when much of this is a big swig of cough medication? I usually love Stone, but every once in awhile, they will disappoint me, and this is one such example. You CAN drink this and search around for its better aspects, but a great beer should not require such searching, or have the good aspects too overwhelmed by acid, booze, and cough medication.
olr1984 (1233) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours black like oil with a big tan head. oak and chocolate aromas. taste is the same with some bourbon after taste
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whispering Trees Liquor: I felt lucky to find a bottle of this since every other place that claims to have it didnít have it on the shelf which meant I couldnít buy it that day, Iím so tired of the games just to get a bottle so it was really nice to just see it sitting on the shelf. Aroma is rich and robust with a delicate backing of perfectly roasted malts that suggest chocolate maltshake while a nutty nose of pecans wins me over as one amazing impy stout. The drink is just as rich as my nose led me to suspect and delivers a sweet taste of caramel almost toffee like malts with a heavenly touch of the pecan which reminded me of the gooey filling in actual pecan pie.
Blairgus (3001) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 July 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is nose is roasted malt and anise. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Tastes of sweet black licorice, slightly acidic, sugary, mild molasses, burnt toast. There is a lot there.
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gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black like oil. Bourbon. Rye. vanilla. Iím missing the pecans. Definitely alot of alcohol.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ball Square.
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates leaving spotty lace in its wake. Smells of burnt and brown sugar with a heavy licorice aroma. A light chocolate and roasted coffee beans and hint of ethanol round out the aroma. The flavor is thick smokey burnt sugars with an herbal licorice anise thing going on. A moderate amount of hot fudge on top of vanilla ice cream with a hint of roast and a touch of earthy herbal hop. Faint bit of sweet whiskey rounds this out. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and an oily tar like thick as molasses mouth coating. Thereís a whole lot going on here and most of it is good, but it doesnít seem likes it has perfectly meshed itself together yet. This is a big thick sweet stout, and thatís just how I like them, but I think it needs a little more time for the flavors to coexist and then I think it could be spectacular. Too bad I could only find one bottle of this!
Iphonephan (4012) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma if dark fruits. Flavors of plum, caramel and red cherries. Boozy finish.
MattH (659) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Tan head that recedes quickly to tan lacing. Spicy rye and bourbon are prominent in the aroma. Right out of the fridge and into the glass the flavors that appear most prominent are chocolate and booze. As the beer warms flavors of bourbon, wood, and alcohol come to the forefront and the flavor of chocolate dissipates. Thick body becomes sticky as the beer warms. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.