rdixon77 (351) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up on old ratings.
Straight black pour with nice lacing. Raw bitter chocolate and dark fruits in the aroma. Hops and booze as well. Roasted malts with more chocolate. Slightly smoky and bitter at the end. Creamy and dense mouthfeel. Pretty decent carbonation. Pretty amazing non-barrel aged beer.
alcaponejunior (427) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite typical of the style, this brew is jet black, black as the ace of spades. A small tan head tops it off, leaving nice sheets of lacing.
Smell is of rich dark roasted malts, along with some raisins and figs and dark fruits. Cocoa and coffee make their obligatory appearances too.
Taste is bold, rich, and wonderful. Heavily malted with roasty character, this beer incorporates the chocolate and coffee in the usual manner for the style. Easy going prunes and a nice caramel flavor round out the bold flavor of this brew.
Feel starts off medium and becomes heavier as the beer breathes and warms. Itís great for the style and all-around a nice beer to drink.
Overall this RIS meets the standard, and then goes typically higher, as per the name Stone. Another winner in my book.
o_Merlin_o (127) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Large head. Good lacing. Muddy body. Aroma of raisins, plums, prunes, and brown sugar. Slick, alcoholic texture, with a huge metallic finish. Moderate sweetness, lightly acidic, with a harsh aftertaste. Looks like melted chocolate.
CarlJonas (188) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big brown head. Thick aroma of dark chocolate mousse, molasses and a little liquorice. The taste is bitter, hard roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Long bitter aftertaste with a slight alcoholic tinge. Medium carbonation, semi-rich mouthfeel. Classic.
devman171 (500) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at stone, had a vertical 07-12, really fun! Basically the older is less carb and a bit sweeter, newer is roaster and hoppier
Frydaddy (16) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2007) Bottle. Being a six year old bottle it still held carbonation well. The hops were very subdued and it tasted close to an aged Barley wine. Some oxidation was present but over all a great tasting beer. Iíd say if you have one that might be older than this 2007, Iíd drink it. I think itís peaked (more so last year) and is starting to take a turn for the worst. Stone did well in preserving this beer and I look forward to tasting more aged beers in the future.
brewelladevil (1) - - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very smooth; sweet dark chocolate tones. Nice head and appearance. Very well balanced.
klaing (58) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black, little head but good lacing. At first taste a real surprise, no dried fruits, or nuts, a very dry taste which is more subtle, there's anise, mild burnt coffee, coriander, then a slow pleasant warming with the alcohol. Definitely an experience. Not sure if I love it, but it intrigues.
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PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone".
Only found back scores, not ratings.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Thin Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Smokey Coffee Malts, Dark Chocolate, Roasty
T: Roasted Dark Malts, Coffee, Dark Chocolate
M: Decent Carbonation, Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty true to style RIS even though not my style prefernce admittedly.