coreyc1221 (64) - USA - APR 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn. That’s good. The aroma is sweeter than you’d expect and the taste is chocolaty esspressoish. but like a bright espresso. still sweet. i would love this with some steak. I’d probably fall asleep at my table with a slight grin on my face.
boogerracing (48) - Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good dark color with small tan head. Lots of roasted to burnt malts and sweets. Touch of coffee in there as well. The palate follows the nose with a noticeable taste of dark chocolate. The body is wonderfully medium to heavy and just plain awesome. This is a great beer.
Ocean82 (77) - Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with brown head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and sweet sugars. Flavors of burnt cocoa, coffee, toasted malt, dark chocolate with slightly bitter aftertaste.
Tortman18 (84) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle. Pours a thick, syrup like dark brown, almost black with a a small ring of creamy, brown head. A lot of lacing and slight carbonation. Nose is very boozy with a strong roastiness. Coffee, Raisin and a mysterious, earthy aroma are present as well. Mouth is awesome. The roasted malts and espresso are more prevelant here than the nose, very strong. The alcohol is also present, but it’s masked perfectly. A very smooth, bitter and espresso finish that lingers for a bit. Well done Stone!
tdoyledesign (56) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a typical dark brown with a thin cream head. Great aroma of malts, coffee, and a little vanilla. Taste is great. Especially considering how used to aged bourbon stouts I have become. Palate is great but not too complex. Malts, vanilla, and coffee abound. One of the very best stouts there is.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle shared with Elisabeth, Finn and Stefan. Bought at Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo a while ago. Decent, bubbly, tan-coloured head covering a devil-black body. Roasted dark chocolate aroma joined by cocoa. Skilful blended flavours of dark fruits, earth, vanilla and semi-sweet malts leading to a long-lived, malt bitter ending supported by warming alcohol under control. Fine version of the style (rating session, Tromsø 23.04.2013).
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cocoa, espresso, cherry, and subtle grape on the nose. Black with ruby highlights along the edge of the glass, and has a mostly lasting, tan head. Dry, savory, with flavors of molasses and notes of bourbon whiskey. Full bodied, strong, with good carbonation, and has a roasty, bitter finish.
jeremyh70 (358) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle into a chalice
A: Opaque black and fairly viscous pour. An inch of caramel colored head that retains until halfway through the glass and leaves good lacing.
S: Coffee aromas apparent first then dark chocolate and roasted malt with underlying smell of licorice.
T: The dark coffee again leads, followed by the dark chocolate. Some caramel sweetness but finishes with a combination of roast and hop bitterness and some alcohol warming.
M: Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation that makes the beer seem lighter than it pours.
O: Enjoyable RIS that is well crafted, with flavors that are well integrated. I think I will enjoy this even more with some age, as bitterness dies down a bit.
Danielcrozier (1) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 24, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good aroma. Never thought I would like the espresso mix but I did. Low bite but the espresso hangs in there from start to finish.
jahshuwuh (188) - USA - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark murky with very little head that marbles on the surface. Smells of anise, chocolate, alcohol. Fairly thick, with coffe, chocolate, roast, a wee bit of hop bitter in the finish. A nice subtle sweet throughout with alcohol fairly present with the anise. The roasted coffee is most apparent about mid to late taste. Perhaps a little smokiness in there too. Pretty complex overall and very impressive.
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