DTM (774) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis CA. Pours black, with a ton of lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits. Full flavored brew with rum, dates and raisins being the most predominate. Still a little hot on the palate. Very good beer.
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chinchill (1243) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).
Pours black and opaque, with a very good tan head. Red-brown edges.
Lightly sweet; flavor builds and builds to a strong finish and aftertaste; Light boozy; low (a bit too low) carbonation; warming.
wisdomsolo (251) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda meh. This is only one of a very few missteps from Stone in my humble opinion.
jonno (2087) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet slightly spicey IRS. Flavours have still not melded fully and it is quite hot. Wondering if the Pecan gives this a slightly unusual flavour. Solid stuff.
fluffy (1219) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
think i drank this one too cold, it was pretty good but i didnt think it was anything special.
Fin (6865) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Mes & Sim brought along to share at Merton Beer Festival, big thanks! Shared with Thomas, Fin, Loz etc Friday 28th February 2014 . Pours black not too much of a head. This has a wonderfully silky mouthfell it is creamy, really nice texture, bit creamy and somewhat indulgent. A thin seam of vanilla gives way to bitter chocolate and some cappucino. The aroma is both fruity and also chocolatey. Despite the smoothness and chocolate there is a light burnt charcoal and roastiness within this. Great beer, many thanks to Mes & Sim A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
krompt (611) - - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big and bold. I think I could actually taste pecans and my crap palate usually is not that good. I just like beer!
pdx77 (922) - Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Pitch black with dark tannish brown head. Aroma is pecan, rye, whiskey, toffee, and maple syrup. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, rye, pecan pie, and lightly bitter hops. Sticky sweet viscous mouthfeel. Nutty, sweet finish.
MartinT (7476) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This heavy Imperial Stout develops plenty of chocolate and molasses flavors alongside brown sugar connotations before plunging into alcohol burn and moderate hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam skirts the darkness.
-Bourbon remains well integrated into the flavor profile.
-Alcohol presence is too much to my liking.
-This remains a very competent dessert brew for those with a sweet tooth.
islay (853) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8 or 10 oz. pour, on tap at Groveland Tap. Pours a chocolate-y, almost purple dark brown. Small to moderate amount of long-lasting taupe head. Chocolate and plum scents in an otherwise dry aroma. Sweet, syrupy taste. Maple syrup and brown sugar flavors. Boozy and hot taste: Cheap vodka or rum. Grape, even brandy flavors. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Full body. I tasted this at 2013 Autumn Brew Review and really liked it, but this time it was not nearly as good as I remembered (and not just because I consumed a larger amount; I was disappointed from the get-go). Bad value for an over-the-top imperial stout. Aging is required to mellow this beer out.
MadIndian (2265) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This was a cool concept. Nice notes of wheat, rye, roast , nut and vanilla. The bod is mediu - thick and the finish was a nice biting whisikey...yet not overbearing.