JohnnyJ (4908) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from stone. Murky dark brown pour, small tan head. Smooth milk chocolate, sweet cocoa and vanilla, bourbon, light smoke, and a touch of dried fruit. The alcohol is completely hidden, no booze. A nice smooth, easy drinking bourbon BA beer if there is such a thing.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Nice bourbon and vanilla scents, taste is similar but a tad lighter and smooth.
Sledutah (6031) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head
Aroma of roasted malts, smokey, coffee and chocolate
Taste of roasted malts, grainy and roast coffee
Very nice, smooth.
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a nearly total black color with a small tan head. A big sweet nose of bourbon and malt. The flavor tastes like Stone Smoked Porter with vanilla and wood, a bit of heat. Not overly smoky or bourbon filled. Smooth. Good.
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Black with redhilights and a khaki head. A: bourbon, wood, vanilla and brown sugar. T: Dark chocolate upfront, with bourbon following through, some figs and black licorce and smoke come afterwards. M: light mouthfeel and creamy. O: a good beer
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the L.A. Beer Week opening day at Stone-Pasadena. Pours a dark black. Lots of bourbon on the nose but the taste is more a balance. Not much smokiness here but very smooth with a bit of vanilla taste to me.
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2012 On tap at stone Pasadena pre opening. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is slight smoke and bourbon. Taste is initially boozy but finishes with a touch of smoke on the back of the pallet. Medium carbonation. Overall, pretty damn tasty.