hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle... The aroma is great. It’s moderately malty, with a fairly strong burnt smell and hints of moasses and strong coffee. Smoke, alcohol and just a hint of charcoal comes through in the nose as well. The color of the beer is dark brown to black and the light brown, creamy head is average in size and mostly lasting. The lacing is good. Initially, in flavor, the beer is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. On the back side, it’s lightly acidic and moderately bitter. The finish really lasts and has just a whisper of salt and a nice hint of smoke. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Lively carbonation and leaves a light smack of alcohol on your tongue Stone just brews really good beers.
adnielsen (9471) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at Old Chicago’s in Denver, Colorado. Pours a deep black appearance with a fairly decent foamy brown head. Good roasty, charred BBQ flavor. Nice and smooth and a bit creamy like a porter, just awhile lot more flavor. Very easy drinking so it could appeal to people that tend to avoid smoked beers.
daknole (9447) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost pitch black pour with a foamy light brown head. Aromas are light chocolate and toasted malts. Flavor is very smooth and a bit creamy. Roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. This actually reminds me of a a beer in the realm of a dry stout. Nice beer.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate and very light smoke and roast. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, coffee, tea and very faint tobacco-ish smoky notes. Medium bodied.
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black, opaque color with a nice off-white head. Smell malts, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste some bitter, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice carbonation, medium body.
jtclockwork (8959) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose of heavily roasted malts and smoke. Taste of burnt coffee grinds, smoke and heavily roasted malts.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth for a smoked porter, drinks real easy. Initial big head that dissipitates. Understated smoke in aroma. Deep rich chocolate malt, roast flavour taste. Well malted and not overhopped. Satisfying medium to full mouthfeel. Good porter. On tap at Pizza Plant Transit.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Chris O shindig 2007 - A black beer with an off-white head. The aroma has hops and fruity malts but no smoke. The taste is very American hop and malt big bang. Good fruits and very drinkable but not sure I picked up smoked notes or porter notes.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small, creamy tan head. Initial taste is almost like pure cream or half&half. Pretty awesome lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, water. Palate is moderate and smooth. Tastes are dark fruits, milk chocolate, cream, buttery toast, a hint of roasted malt, but I am missing the smoky parts. Aftertaste is quick and then disappears. Well balanced. Much better warm. A drinkable, smooth porter but not a knock-out.
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 Another great beer from Stone. This one is not as edgy as Arrogant Bastard but still unique. Very dark color with a thin and lasting beige head. The aroma is smokey of course. Medium body, and the smoked flavor was not overpowering and complemented the malt perfectly. Slight bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Well done.