Scopey (11343) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black, with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, smoke, liquorice and salted caramel. The taste is roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate, dark cherry, salted liquorice and caramel, meat and treacle, with a dry-roasty finish and some lingering smoke. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tasty and very easy to drink.
madsberg (11248) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Clear. Has a light brown head. Light smoked, maltish and chocolatish aroma. Is malty, light spiced and light roasted in the flavour. Not much smoke to be noticed. Is thin bodied but yet smooth. Dies quickly on the palate. Has to draw a few points, because the smoke character imo is too vague.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: September 02, 2000
Source: Norm’s, DC
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, thin tan head
Aroma: light smoked malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, just a hint of smoky peat, smooth body character, slight bitter finish
Date: April 06, 2005
Score: iii to ii
rich roasted flavor with lots of bitterness, great chocolate character, light bitter finish, just a hint of smoke on the exhale
Date: December 29, 2008
Source: highlands grill
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a nice earthyness and just a hint of smokyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, light roasted, touch of earthy peat belnded with earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate shows up as it warms
Date: October 07, 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, hint of smoke
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice earthyness along with a light smokeyness
Date: February 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
drier and smokier, dry earthy chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10785) - 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.
Dogbrick (10695) - 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.
crossovert (10647) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a nice dark brown with some reddish hues, the head is thick and foamy. The head is slightly tan. It holds for a bit then recedes to some pretty nice lacing.
It smells like an IPA with some brown sugar thrown in, Stone loves their hops huh. There is a hint of roastiness but much less than expected.
The flavor isn’t hoppy bitter, but it has a considerable amount of hop flavor. There is also a hint of smokiness and some caramel sweetness.
It is a bit mixed up but overall it is a decent brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010 04:22:19
Sammy (10555) - 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.
DSG (10528) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Re-rate 6/4/12: Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malt, smoke, meat. Very smoky finish. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Re-rate 2/12: Bottle sample at a Stouts & Porters blind tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. 2 months after BBD. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted grains, a bit of coffee and light smoked wood notes. Sweetish roasty flavor with light acidity, continues drier, finishes bitter. Medium-bodied. 6/3/6/3/12=3
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Escondido. Transparent dark brown color. Aroma of roasted malt, some smoked meat and a bit of coffee. Malty flavor with some smoke, roastiness and some chocolate hints. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
hopscotch (10522) - 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.
Ferris (10509) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Bitter chocolate, peat, berries and alcohol. Jet black with a huge foamy off white head. Chocolate, slight bitterness and of course the smoke with the berries in there as well. There is a backend sweetness that is subtle and balanced. I love smoked beers and this one although milder with the peat is pretty amazing.