kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head that stays around and coats the glass. Smell of huge amount of roastiness with hops hiding in the background. Taste is a perfect combination of hops and roasted malts. Medium to full bodied.
Unde (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black beer with a fluffy cinnamon coloured head on top. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, salty licorice, herbs and hints of alcohol. Taste is so good! There is salty licorice, roasted coffee, heavy roasted malts and some herbs. Body is thick and oily and there is just enough carbonation to make the oily body a smooth and awesome on the palate. A really good Imperial Stout from Stone.
dbhenry (120) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beer of extremes: extremely heavy body (and very high alcohol content), extremely dark, caramelized malt, and very high hoppiness. It is more like taking medicine than drinking a beer. All the elements are very high quality, but it is just too over-the-top to be an enjoyable drinking experience.
VastActiv (2651) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.665l from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Enjoyed at Nivala. 2014 Release. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, dark chocolate, some spices and roasted malts.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Lumia 625
allmyvinyl (2905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh... thought I’d done this before... Pours black, thin tan head. Chocolate and coffee on the aroma, same on the taste, but a bit thin, surprisingly thin. Bit disappointed.
Pilgrim_211 (4) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My friend Mike hyped this one up so much that I thought it wouldn't live up to all the fuss, but it definitely didn't let me down. It's one of my favorites period.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, lots of chocolate, liquorice, dry roasted malts, coffee. Quite thin and disappointing on keg - 3.5. Bottles gets the 4.3.
aenima (242) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. The taste is similar. Balanced finish. Maybe a little to balanced and boring.
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Third Base. Make sure you let this warm up first. Pours deep brown with huge tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is delicious chocolate with some coffee bitterness in the aftertaste.
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 version. Black with a one inch dense brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet licorice and milk chocolate in the background with a dark roasted bitterness growing and finish is medium bitter roasted with a sweet milky note. Texture is sticky, medium bodied.
jdobbs (363) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is very unique and I really like it. The taste is a real hefty dose of roasted flavors with a bit of the alcohol bite as this ones pushing 11% here. Definitely a beer that the guys over at Stone take pretty seriously. If you’ve actually found this in the store and they aren’t sold out BUY IT! not for the newbie.