tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black, nose is mellow, hints of roasted grain and fig. Taste was also quite mellow, virtually no alcohol heat, roast character was very subdued, almost a hint of what i think was oxidation. A Very nice stout.
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Growler provided by thirdeye11. Black in color with a large tan head. Aroma is of smoke, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is of molasses, roasted malt, 90% Dark Chocolate, and coffee.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to thirdeye11. The look is black to brown in color, no head, and dark. The smell is coffee, chocolate, roasty, malts, and oh so nice. The taste is coffee, malts, roasty, and chocolate.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: IRS 2010, Special Blend
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lacy patterns
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, touch of chocolate, light sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, winey sweetness, light funk, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rattle N Hum. Pours near black with a thin deep tan head. Aroma of coffee, choocolate malt, milk sugar, wood. Palatable flavour of coffee, malt, wood, dark fruit. Creamy too.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hop and roast aromas. Black rich on the palate strong in alcohol fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Johnny Browns. 1st beer of SDBW for me. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige ring. Beer was poured way too cold, couldn’t really smell or taste anything at first. After about 20 min of letting the beer warm, things really started to happen. Light oak on the nose, along with some bitter sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Finish was a little thin and disappointing.
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Stone total takeover in Baltimore
A-pours a dark brown liquid, not quite black, with a caramel colored head.
S-big malt sweetness in the nose, notes of coffee and a fair bit of toffee in the back.
T-very sweet, lots of ripe dark fruits, plums, with hints of raisins in there as well. light coffee notes and some dark chocolate as well. loads of sweetness with a hint of oxidation.
M-medium body, creamy on smooth on the palate with a fair bit of carbonation.
D-overly sweet and slightly oxidized with tons of sugar and malt. not undrinkable but not impressive.
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at R & H. Very well crafted Brew. Enthralling black pour with medium size beige head. Pleasing aromas of Chocolate, vanilla, and bread. The palette is a perfect blend of roast, chocolate, floral and vanilla.
I was left speechless upon my first sip.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RnH for Stone tap takeover: arouma is strong espresso coffee chocolate, tart and roasty malts. Some carbonic. Not really my thing.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours near black with a thin deep tan head. Moderate legs as it goes down. Nose had strong notes of chocolate and fudge alongside a good amount of roast and some coffee. Slightly creamy as well. Taste really brought the flavors together but they were muted compared with the nose. Feel was nice and creamy without much booze. Drank quite well l. The stouts really stole the show at this event.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-05-2010