HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Chocolate, vanilla and some week coffee notes. Long complex great finish. Creamy palate. World Class.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle. Poured dark black with a average light brown creamy head. Aroma was moderate roasted malt with a nutty tone. Flavor was a complex heavy roasted malt, coffee and long heavy sweet finish. Full body with a light alcohol bite. Good brew.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from martinboer, spring 2008 release. Almost black and opague. Dark chocolate, coffee and roast in the aroma. Roast flavor, malty sweet, with dark chocolate, espresso, raisin. Just as vinous as a RIS can get. Warming alcohol, partly hidden. Very well balanced, maybe needs a bit more time to fully develop. Thanks, Martin, for this rare treat!
chrisv10 (9454) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with medium size brown head. Flavour is strong roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, wood and some hop.
madsberg (9393) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Bottled: Has a deep black colour. Huge head that last long. Aroma is very complex. Chocolate, roastyness, spices, cocoa etc. all in the aroma. Flavour is grand. Oh boy, this is nealy heaven. The balance of this beer is impressive. Alcahol is well hidden in the cocoa, fruit, roasty liqourice flavour. I bend down on my knees and pray that Stone breweries will last forever. Thanks again to Herbjones for sending this mighty brew to Denmark.
gunnfryd (9388) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is burned, coffee, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, burned, coffee, fruit, hop, malt. Very nice beer . Great brew.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Black as night and thick as motor oil. About one finger of tan foam, and not any lacing to speak of.
S: Chocolate, coffee, licorice, a slight smokiness, and roasted malt. There is still some alcohol present, but thatís no big surprise.
T: So much going on here. Chocolate, dark fruits (currants and plums), roasted malt, licorice, and a bit of alcohol.
M: Huge body, very thick and syrupy.
D: Despite being approximately a year old, itís still somewhat boozy. Very tasty though and it will only get better.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Tomís Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Strong slightly sweet aroma. Small tan head. Black and rich on the palate with lots of alcohol present. A little bitterness in a crisp warming finish.
Lubiere (9104) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black stout with a deep fruity chocolate and hops in aroma, and alcohol., almost like Cherry Blossoms. Deep sweet cherries dipped in alcohol and coated with chocolate. Hops well balanced thoughout. Excellent offering.(Sept. 2004)
Rasmus40 (8926) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a little alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. Smooth and oily. 290611