harrisoni (18577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 06. Black with ruby edges, beige head. Slightly herby, nice hop. Dark malts. Love the aroma on this. Some sourness. Bit of toffee. Hop is ok. Pretty good beer. mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee and toasted nuts Flavour brings out similar notes of caramel malts, dark fruits and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied with a little bit thinner a body due to age most likely. Good stuff, but a little past its prime. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Dark brown body with light brown head. Plummy aroma with milk chocolate, raisins and lots of sugars. Sweet flavour shows raisins, dates and plums. Full-bodied, very sweet finish with lots of brown sugar character. Definitely built for the cellar, this isn’t bad now but it’s definitely too sweet for my tastes. brokensail (16448) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown sort of color, maybe "chestnut", with a creamy khaki colored head.
S: Starts off less than stellar with a bit of metal, but that goes away shortly. There’s a strange woodiness to the beer, but it works alright with the caramel, toffee, mild chocolate, and bubblegum notes that make up the rest of the aroma.
T: Sweet caramel and toffee open this one up. There’s a big bubblegum and cotton candy flavor that follows. Toward the back end I get a lot of chocolate and vanilla with some subtle dark fruit flavors.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation that feels sort of creamy on the tongue.
D: One of the better of the VE series beers. Pretty complex and very easy to drink. bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Thanks to Schultsc for this bomber. Pours very dark brown/black with a few beige bubbles. Aromas of roasted dark malt and plum/raisin. Near full in body. The malt is sufficient to initially suggest cola. Then the fruit comes and goes, leaving a very roasty dark malt flavor. So it’s malt, fruit, spice, malt. Every time. It’s very smooth. There’s a bitterness off setting the malt sweetness, but it may be from the roast rather than hop. The alcohol is very subdued. Certainly suffered no harm from aging.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle - Thanks to Bager. Dark dark brown - offwhite head. Licorice, raisins, berries, plums, yeasty, burned, roasted, dusty, light soya. A bit strange - but not bad !!! Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bomber poured a clear sark reddish brown with a small diminishing tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, spices and a hint of roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of clove, brown sugar, a hint of chocolate and some roastiness with a lingering bittersweet finish. Smells much better than it tastes! DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Brown-colored. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of plums and raisins notes and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, a bit of cocoa, some dark fruits and a bit of spiciness in a drier finish. Medium-bodied. Decent. djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is strong figs, cedar, dark fruits. Thin mouthfeel with strong booze, caramel, dark fruits, cedar, good. Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured black color with a large off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate caramel malty and tart citrus aroma. Medium bodywith soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is another Stone standout beer.