boogerracing (60) - 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.
Nehpets (20) - - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stones always seems to be slightly bitter to me. This is one that finally seems balanced with the dark flavors of roasted smoked malt
andriesradu (401) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, burned wood, smoke, alchool, bacon. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, smoked, dark fruits, light alchool.
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into a glass. Black, dark. dank, hoppy. Pleasant, thick bodied, full stature. solid. Smooth drinking imperial, but abv bounces up in a bit. Not harsh on the pallate
jehoesefat (227) - Poway, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super nice chocolate and spice aroma. Pours deep black with a brown head. Good coffee and alcohol flavors, feels very dense and fizzy.
Berard (209) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil. Smells of chocolate and roasted malt. Light cream colored head with little carbonation. Rich coffee flavor with a hint of booze. Super smooth drinking with hop finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Johnsense (701) - - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, small head. A tad under-carbonated maybe. Big aroma and flavour, roast, dark chocolate. Rich, full body.
Michbeerlover (136) - - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 release. Awesome looking RIS. Black with a 2 finger tan head. Leaves lots of lacing. Looks like a real quality brew. However, the aroma and taste are kind of meh. Not getting much aroma and flavor to speak of. Mouthfeel is full, chocolate milk thick. Alcohol is well hidden.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, a little coffee, roasted grain, resin, and a hint of licorice treat by sense of smell, and this ale only gets better after sniffing it. It is as dark brown as it can be without being black, and the tan head settles into a ring in my snifter while leaving ícome hitherí lacing. Initial light sweetness in the taste yields quickly to medium-heavy bitterness and umami. Its body is medium-full with an oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish. While it may not be the best RIS of which Iíve had the pleasure, it may be the best balanced.
DarkSong (277) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottles. It pours a very dark black with a small quickly vanishing dark tan head. It has the aromas of chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruit, caramel and coffee. It has a wonderfully complex taste of dark chocolate with a strong bitterness, resin, alcohol and a little smoke. It has a strong warming characteristic. This beer is wonderful, I hope to drink it again.
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Roasted malts, Dark Chocolate.
Appearance: Dark black, high lacing, dark brown head
Taste: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, hints of wood
Overall: Great beer, really liked the balance of dark fruits, malts, and alcohol.