Frydaddy (24) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2007) Bottle. Being a six year old bottle it still held carbonation well. The hops were very subdued and it tasted close to an aged Barley wine. Some oxidation was present but over all a great tasting beer. Iíd say if you have one that might be older than this 2007, Iíd drink it. I think itís peaked (more so last year) and is starting to take a turn for the worst. Stone did well in preserving this beer and I look forward to tasting more aged beers in the future.
Maris (1393) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 25/10/2016 (2016 edition, 11.0% abv). Pours the deepest brown with the barest of heads. . Has a big chocolate, caramel nose. The flavour is sublime and powerful, with chocolate and fudge dominating, followed by some caramel and hints of soy, licorice and coffee. Thereís a moderate hoppy/roasty bitterness to set of what is a relatively sweet impy. The texture is thick and the carbonation relatively soft. Exhibits great length and intensity. The big rep is deserved. et anther great beer from a great brewer.
DrunkenYeti (9) - Montana, USA - OCT 24, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely strong. Takes a while to drink. Itís thick as mud and overpowers the senses. After struggling through it and almost glad itís over, you want more.
PugUglyBrewer (191) - - OCT 22, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stone is known for their hop charged selections but, in turn they make one helluva stout. 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. On the look there is a 3 finger head of light brown head that is pillowy with a dense bubble formation supported on an ominous pitch black decandant liquid. The aroma is dark fruit (plum, figand prine) , French roast coffee, some black licorice (anise) with dark chocolate.
On the palate there is a sinful dance of rich dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, plum and fig with a subtle earthy hop at the end. Chewy full-bodied with light carbonation. Hides the 10.8% ABV very well. Smooth and bold making it one of the best in its style.
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at home. Deepblack with short lasting brown head. Quite some coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, dried cranberries, oats, hazelnuts. Lots of bitter roasted notes and coffee, balanced by sweet toffee notes and some sugar, with a touch of sourness from berries and ash. Almost full bodied with soft carbonation and light alcohol burn.
Lonick (1571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours black, jet black, tan head. Nos is big coffee, chocolate, milk chocolate, slight liquorice. Taste is malty, coffee, chocolate, it hides the 10.5% really well. I could have just written wonderful.
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a cocoa head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, molasses, stewed prunes and tobacco. A strong stewed prunes flavour with tobacco, coffee and bitter chocolate.
beerplace (913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours an opaque almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, some leather and caramel notes. Taste is very sweet and complex with dark fruits, molasses and some leather notes. Perfect.
Evilkniamhel (579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle from appellation wines comely bank. Pours thick, syrupy pitch black. Actually feels heavy. Nose of molasses, raisins, spices, dark chocolate, berries. Taste is massive, full on flavour, really lovely.
donandres (373) - , Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: Black, big brown foam that dissipates slowly
Smell: pleasant, hint of toasted grains, nuts, coffee
Taste: very good, low bitterness
Feel: long finish, lively carbonation, creamy, some alcohol, good follow through and lingering aftertaste
Overall:excellent beer, repeat: yes, look for: yes
Drank: 9/27/2016 9:00 PM
Desverger (8719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - (2015 version) black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste with cocoa, caramel, nice hoppy backing, lovely.
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