biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow man...What a stout...Full of roasted malt and adrk coffe flavors reminescent of a good coffee house (intermezzo) NIce deal...good effort guys...my new favorite Russian Imp Stout...Rock on Stone
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 edition. Pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head. Heavy coffee aroma, lots of it, some licorice. Nice bitter hop flavor, lots of coffee and ends in a pleasant alcohol burn. Fuckin nice brew. Thanks to flipbrewers for tradoing me this baby when i was in SF.
red91 (3) - North Olmsted, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a true work of art. The beer looks like used motor oil. This stout is bursting with flavor. There is very intense flavors of coffee. Wherever you can pick this up and try it give it a chance.
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fleeting reddish/chocolate brown head. pours thick like a light syrup. chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted flavors. an alcohol finish. a sipping beer. pretty amazing.
theFritz469 (16) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just at the nose the alcohol is apparent.This style is becomming one of my favorites as is Stone brewing co. Espresso like flavor w/berries and chocolate flavor(seems to be the concensus). I’ve only seen this one in the bottle,can only imagine it from tap.Another gret one from Stone!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and black w/small head. Choclate, cinamon and some bourbon. heavey w/dry light finish. Flavors of chocolate, espresso and berries...tasty brew
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBMNG 10-03-04. By the time I sampled this at the recent Ratebeer Minnesota gathering, I pretty much had had my fill. So, shucks, I’ll probably have to re-rate it down the road. Beautiful rich, bourbon aroma with high alcohol presence. Very little to no head. Engine oil consistency. Wonderful flavor. Nutty. Thick. Syrupy. Beautiful.
zathrus13 (1732) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Rating #199. Bottle, Summer 2004 release. Black, with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate. coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Taste is more of the chocolate and coffee, with some bitterness as well. Very good, as good as Speedway, maybe better.
Gachupines (1018) - USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely black appearance with deep brown head which didn’t linger long in my glass. Taste is rich with a mingling of coffee and chocolate. Pretty oily in the mouth, the residue sticks on the tongue providing a pretty lingering mouthfeel. Rather enjoyable to sip on for awhile.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Based on the reviews on this Web site, I have to admit I was expecting a lot more from this beer. Dark black color with little to no head. The nose is an immediate hit of sweetness. With notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, and alcohol. Oily and thin. With a strong chocolate prescence and underlying flavors of roasted coffee and alcohol. Good stuff but just didn’t live up to expectations.