Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at hops and poem clear dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine, bourbon, and spice. Flavor is the same with a bog bourbon front. Medium bodied, balanced and smooth.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared at GTMW ticket wait out line 2014. Very nice. Coffee tones. Warming alcohol tones but the mellow carbonation keeps it drinkable. Right on.
Thisis12ptfont (865) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Stone Pour It Black 2014. Strong aromas of whiskey, barrel wood, rye spice, roasted malt, oak and subtle herby hops. Appearance is dark black with some big lacing against the glass. Nice whiskey, rye and wood overtones alongside funky roasted malts, oak, chalky and bitter chocolate. Finish is extremely dry with resinous earthy hops, hop oils and big whiskey booze. Overall, age has given way for big dry malt overtones. A rating.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. 2014 series "01".
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear very dark reddish brown color, small teal head. Alcohol, solvents, hoppy scent. Bitter, hoppy, oranges taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark brown with a rather small goldenish offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny fruity and tiny boozy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, black pepper corns, charred wood, resin and hints of rye whiskey. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and earthy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, black pepper corns, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, resin, kumquats and hints of rye whisky. Mouthfeel is round, astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, coffee, liquorice, soil, grapefruit juice, kumquats and orange zest. Tasty… Much better than expected…
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours jar black with a creamy nougat coloured head. The aroma holds ginger and oak up front with undertones of roast, blue and blackberry jam, alcohol, pine and citrus. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of oak, whiskey, mild roast, citrusy hops and dark berries. The mouthfeel soft and light numbing with near medium carbonation. Buttery/spicy oak and citrusy hops. Medium bodied.
Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with some ruby notes. Fine tan head. Rye, coffee and some fruity notes. Full body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Unusual BIPA. Oak, rye, coffee, mild spicy and some fruity notes. Tasty sipper.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Almost black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted whisky aroma, caramel, vanilla, hoppy, figs, raisins, chocolate, some nice hops. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, vanilla, figs and raisins, woody, hoppy, some woody notes.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, as Stone 2014 Series Batch 01 ’Stygian Descent’, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/spicy/roasted and slightly bitter/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solidly in the "glad I tried it, but a one-timer" catergory. Three times as much and a step back from the awesome SSR base beer. VERY nice, but the hops definitely take a back seat to the barrel...making this a spicy, boozy, slightly sweet (and much stronger) black IPA. The bigger Stone 15 held up better in the barrels, but this was still a treat.
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love Sublimely Self-Righteous and I love Templeton Rye Whiskey, so this should be a match made in heaven. Deep brown with a tan colored foam. Wood, rye spice, and earthy hop aromas are a natural combination. Alcohol covers much of the roasted flavors that are present in Sublimely. Dry, bitter, and spicy finish. The rye whiskey adds a ton of character, but also changes this beer completely.