Cybercat (5962) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Pours deep sable with a thick, dark chocolaty tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and subtle molasses and toffee tones. Flavor delivers bitter chocolate, roast malt, toffee, molasses, and a little evergreen wood - must be hops, giving this a bit of a black IPA feel. Firm, smooth mouthfeel features good fizz and a nice roast malt, chocolaty and slightly smoky finish. Encore, encore! mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at Brewski 140516. Fantastic beer that tastes as good as it looks and smells. Deep black in colour with a high bitterness level that reminds me of bitter dark chocolate. Smooth and goes down a treat. ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Extrem schokofett und trocken Röstbitter. Grosses Kino. Klassisch öliges Outfit und ausgeprägt formvollendet. 0,15/3,30€ vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN. VINTAGE. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle. So I pick this up after searching for awhile. Why? beacuase some people on ratebeer say it’s good? No, because it’s a Stone beer that I have never had before. Nice aroma of choclate and sweet malt. The flavor was so silky smooth with chocolate, malt and a touch of hops and oatmeal. This beer was so freaking smooth and drinkable. I loved it and see it aging for quite awhiile. I need to pick up some more.....soon. Aquilo (654) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
I have a feeling that I’m going to love this. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. I was hoping for a bigger head, but this is very pretty anyway. Smells incredibly chocolaty. Wonderful, rich dark chocolate. Flavor is rich, dry, and bitter chocolate, just as advertised. Some roasty malts in there as well, and just a touch of fresh hops. Very creamy mouthfeel. I’m a sucker for chocolate, and this beer satisfies.
DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours onyx with 2-fingers of dark brown head. Great look on this. Nose is roasty dark malt, oats, dark choc, molasses, hops, and mild rauchy peaty notes. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty rauchy dark malt, and hops. Palate is rich, creamy, velvety, staying a tad dry throughout, with a great complexity. Yet another winner form Stone. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Put the kids to bed, time to relax and contemplate the future for a bit...this seemed to be the ideal bomber for just such an occasion. Pours like a hearty stout should with an opaque black body, fluffy tan head, and sticky/spotty lacing. Dominant aroma of dark chocolate creates a very warm and inviting atmosphere. Heavy cream and a rich, smoky, organic earthiness are evident in the powerful aroma along with plenty of coffee and cocoa scents. Heavy and filling mouth feel that remains creamy with a silky smoothness. This beer is ready to drink now, I see no need for additional aging. A well rounded decadence, this beer is grand and amazing on the palate. Rich, hearty flavor full of smooth rolled oats, roasted-burnt malts, thick molasses, and old coffee. Creamy, bitter dark chocolate is the center of attention within the well layered flavor. I wouldn’t call this overly complex, but it does taste incredible. A robust stout, most definitely to my liking, top notch. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Many a thanks are extended to alexsdad06 for this beer! Pours really dark with a moderate brown head fading to a ring and light foam that lasts a while. Aroma is certainly living up to the label! Definitely dark chocolate, but man there’s a strong roast presence to this, as well as espresso, wood, and sambuca. Tastes chocolatey at first and sweeter than I thought it would. Notes of dark chocolate, espresso, fudge, licorice, oats and wood. A slight astringency almost seems to add something vinous to it, but it falls short. Finishes with a strong roast flavor and more dark chocolate, yet the flavor has somehow evolved to a new flavor that’s still described the same way. Aftertaste is plenty bitter and woody, and there’s a nice cocoa aftertaste. It’s pretty nice to have the bitterness this does without the weird citrus character mixing it up. Big creamy mouthfeel, but this isn’t overly thick IMO. Far from thin though. I never thought "roasty and chocolatey" could be as involved as they are here, but this beer does a lot with those qualities. If Stone can do this with minimal hops and a make a beer so good, I have little reason to fear any hop shortage. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Deep dark blackness topped with a brown head. chocolate aroma. Flavor is wow...bittersweet chocolate & oats with hints of coffee. Like a chocolate chip oatmeal for breakfast. Alcohol is apparent but not overwelming. Amazing brew. Stone never disappoints! jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Pours thick and black with a dark brown head that dissapates quickly. Roast coffee, chocolate, oatmeal scent. Incredibly dark. Body is not too thick, mild carbonation. Sweetness hits first. Bittersweet roasted chocolate then comes, a little nuttiness. Finish is bitter chocolate/roastedness. Subtle, yet complex flavors. A wonderfully flavorful, lighter-bodied stout.