bartlebier (1978) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - SO. Mission statement of a motor oil and black coffee pour with tan head. Bourbon vanilla, dry wood and soaked raisin aroma with some coffee grounds. Taste changes course into full-fledged liquorice and dry chocolate, retronasal hoppiness. Quite lively mouthfeel, cottony tannins, late tar.
Jorn69 (1163) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Fille. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget (90:-). 2014 vintage. Roasted malty with dried fruits and licorice, hints of coffee, heavy sweet and slight alcoholic, full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted.
angel77 (1093) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cata en cimmeria el 12-09-2014. botella de 65 cl edición 2014. color negro con espuma oscura poco persistente. Aromas y sabores de maltas tostadas con un cuerpo medio de 10.2 vol y fácil paso por boca. Tal vez se queda un poco ligera y falta de densidad para el estilo que es y el alcohol que lleva. Sabores ligeros especiados y algo anisados al final, ciando casi esta a temperatura ambiente. Así con todo una gran cerveza y la ganadora de la cata por un poco, eso si.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have had this many many times and lots of different age levels and glad Im finally sitting still with a bottle so I can rate it. 2012 vintage. Pours a silky black color with two fingers of khaki foam that sticks nicely. Nose is very inviting burnt brownies, vanilla, burnt charred roast. Palate follows with nice balance of sweet with bitter... well constructed with nuances of vanilla, fudge, chocolate cake and earthy tobacco, bitter cocoa bean !
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from April, 2013. Pours a motor oil black. Big dark tan head. Big lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, licorice, chocolate and molasses. Very thick palate. Rich and very smooth. This is a fantastic beer like everything else that Stone does. The only knock I have is that to me it was a bit sweet. I could have used just a bit more bitter in the dark chocolate. Still a great beer.
SamTheBarrel (498) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml 2014 years vintage rated 11% ABV, label directly printed on the the brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized light brown head with good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Flavours of dark chocolate, muscovado, black currants, roasted malts, vanilla, caramel and coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, thick texture and soft carbonation. Stone Imperial Russian Stout is excellent overall, pleasant to sip and the flavours just get better when it warms up.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is exactly what you want to see in an Imperial Stout. It has a very dark black body that blocks out all light. Floating on top is two fingers of thick tan head. This head has good retention and makes lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is boozy with a strong malt presence with notes of burnt toast, roasted grain, coffee and dark chocolate. This full bodied beer has a big roasted toasted malty character with the mellow warmth of the alcohol reminding you to sip slowly and just enjoy. Foremost on the tongue are the bitter black chocolate, dark roasted grains and burnt coffee notes with some dark caramel and light molasses sweetness underneath. The mellow boozy abv creeps in and warms all the way to the finish. Its palate is heavy and viscose with just enough carbonation to keep things from getting sticky.
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head leaves structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma smoke, leather and roasted malts. taste is bitter, bit boozy, bit medicinal with an aftertaste of coffee and bitter chocolate. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. decent, paired really well with the choc cake :P bottle / 2014 release
Beerhunter111 (8383) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kakao, Kaffee. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, viel Röstmalz, Toffee, Schokolade.
jaghana (4154) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mondial de la bière. A dark beer with low off white head. Nose is on biscuit and chocolate. Aroma is on burnt caramel, intense roasted notesn red fruit touch, biscuit, medium creamy. Long roasted aftertatse, vinous touch at the finish, bit disappointed about the complexity.