circinus (139) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Black with a brown foamy head. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, slight vanilla, warmth, slightly smoky. Full body, low carbonation, bitter finish. Really nice!
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, oily appearance with no head. Aroma has caramel, coffee and somewhat strong alcohol presence. Oily mouthfeel. The taste is really strong. Heavy coffee taste, roasted feel. Amazing.
GTPpilot (20) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of 2011. Fantastic all around stout. Beautiful dark foam on deep black beer. No off flavors.
UDBeernut (1419) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
got a couple of 2012 bottles as extras from people.. can’t remember who, but thanks. served at cellar temp into my snifter. pours oil black, foamy tan head that leaves a light lacing streak. black malt, dark chocolate, balanced bitterness, light astringency all wrapped in a big burly body. mild booze burn.
maddmatt639 (135) - Belmont, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak retention, and little to no lacing. Strong notes of chocolate and coffee. Tastes the same as the smell. Good palate, long lasting.
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olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big (660ml?) bottle @ Brewdog Newcastle. Pours an extremely dark black with the thickness of treacle that sticks to the glass. Dark head. Aroma is of molasses, twiglets, fermented fruit and chocolate. Very nice velvety smooth full mouth feel. Small amount of carbonation. You have to chew this one.
rdixon77 (409) - 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 (438) - 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. It’s 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 (148) - 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 (200) - Linköping, 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.