cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorite beers Stone has done! Had this one out of my growler after sitting for about 5 days so it had very low carbonation. Perfection... pours as black as your ex girlfriend?s heart with a quickly dissipating brown head. First smell is of rye with a hint of bourbon and a very small amount of pecan. Taste wise at this point of maturation is a very smooth chocolate flavor with the sweetness of pecan and a little bit of bourbon on the back end. If you are fortunate to find this beer anywhere at this point, drink it! Although with caution because this beer packs a deceptive punch at 13% abv.
raoul_duke (100) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at bar Buena. Caramel foamy head which sticks around. Extremely dark brown to black. Malt nose with some chocolate. Very alcoholic flavor. Some coffee flavor I guess. Thinner than you’d expect. All in all a bit disappointing but still above average.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a chocolate head. Aroma is raisins, dates, chocolate, caramel, hint of anise. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate. Taste is raisins, pecans, dates, anise.
BrewHaMeister (222) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured thick black with a tan lingering head and quickly dissipating head. Aromas of chocolate, woodiness, caramel and roasty malt. Flavor is mild bitter. Yum.
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cola brown color with a creamy tan head with exceptional lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and roast. Creamy body with roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, wood, and a slight bourbon hit at the back end. Just exceptional. 2013 bottle.
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. About a year old. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with a light nutty toastiness, somewhat burnt bitter. Flavor brings out a bit more of the burnt roasted nutty malts. No noticeable bourbon quality, but could be that its aged a bit too long. Roast nutty slight burnt malts in the finish. I liked it, but it was probably too late in the night after a solid tasting.
snoworsummer (2825) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Liberty Station. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy bubbly tan head. Tastes like sweet syrup, woody, chocolate, boozy, light ash. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like booze, woody, sweet chocolate syrup, and lightly burnt malt.
Ron (2820) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MacGregor’s Stone tap take over night. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Rich sticky fruit cake aroma with caramel. Full body, light carbonation. Lots of sweet candy licorice, booze, light chocolate, light coffee. Sweet and the alcohol was well hidden but felt.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily to a dense film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, roasted nuts, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a charred malt aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy chocolatey aroma. Deep brown-black color w tan head. Nice amount of bourbon booze character up front followed by a pronounced chocolatey finish.
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toffsbury (115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible. Toasty aroma of bourbon, wood, and toasted marshmallow. Thick and black, thin brown head, and a massive flavour of toffee, nuts, chocolate, and bloody good stout. Sweet with just a touch of bitterness lurking behind it. A slow sipper that I wish I had a case of.