Roser (16) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- pours with some viscosity. Dark tan, foamy (milkshake like) head. Minimal lacing. Very dark, like black coffee.
Smell- clean, spicy, malt, gingerbread.
Taste- chocolate, coffee, toasted malty sweetness.
Mouthfeel- super silky smooth and creamy (like chocolate milk). Big and full. Outstanding balance. Bitter in the middle with a pleasant, warm finish.
Overall- excellent! Another superb offering from Stone. Definitely worth purchasing. Highly recommend.
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of fudge, dark fruit and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, lightly roasted.
AKORN (125) - Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruits, currants and roasty aroma. Dark black with a good tan head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and a good bitter taste. Very good beer
Tstamba (289) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to a pint glass. Pours out like motor oil, thick and black. One finger tan head with good retention. Roasted malt, coffee, toffee notes. Full mouth feel, rich, creamy, complex... A top tier stout... Delicious!
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.
JesseJames81 (4) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark blac color with briwnish-tan overtones. Thick headcwith good retention. Has a sweet’ malty and mollasses aroma. A Rich full flavor with chocolate, coffee, malty mollasses overtnes. Powerful stuff. An enjoyable drink but not for the faint of heart.
Darkmagus82 (444) - - JUN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-15-12 -
Poured from bottle into snifter
Appearance – Pours a pitch black color with a two finger brown head. The head has great persistence and eventually fades to give some decent lacing.
Smell – A heavy sweet chocolate aroma and malty brown bread mixed with good hints of vanilla, coffee and caramel are mixed within. There is a very light boozy aroma that rounds out the sweeter and maltier aromas well, creating an overall great smell experience.
Taste – The taste begins with a huge sweeter cocoa/ semi-sweet chocolate flavor with a nice strong dark breadiness. The sweetness given to the cocoa is of vanilla and the light caramel that was in the nose. As the taste moves on, the dark breadiness remains as a base for the beer along with the cocoa flavor. While the cocoa is ever present, its sweetness profile changes throughout. It begins sweet and then bitters more in the middle as some roasty flavors enter the taste. As the cocoa bitters in the middle, it is joined with a coffee flavor accentuating/enhancing the bitterness. This bitter however is soon again lessened as sweetness comes back to the tongue. At the very end, the alcohol that was detected in the nose comes to fruition and takes the taste to the end. While the taste in the mouth finishes leaves sweeter, the aftertaste turns more bitter. Overall it’s fantastic.
Mouthfeel –Thick, chewy and creamy. The body is absolutely awesome. The carbonation level however is a bit too high and pulls away from the wonderful creaminess and prevents the tastes from soaking into the tongue. While the carbonation isn’t superb, overall the amazing body makes for a great mouthfeel.
Overall – A very tasty and slow drinking stout. It has a wonderful flavor profile, aroma, appearance and a fantastic body. Very enjoyable.
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bomber poured into a snifter..jet black with thin tan head..aroma of coffee,dark fruits,chocolate..thick taste with medium carbonation..alcohol lingers later on the palate..very good.
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Opaque black body with a thick, beige foamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, roasty, and some oaky hints. Its complex, malty/hoppy taste carries licorice, cocoa, roasty, woody, and brown sugar notes. Alcohol is not agressive at all. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Awesome!
lesifflebiere (1187) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mousse cacao, assez durable, bière noire comme du pétrole, elle est épaisse et riche. En nez, chocolat noir, café espresso et grains grillés. Superbe saveur franche, arômes torréfiés à l’extrême, riche et crémeuse avec chaleur d’alcool et houblns tenaces. Une des références les plus fines pour ce style.