achilles4481 (11) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tastes exactly like it sounds. Classicly good Imperial Stout w/ a taste of Belgium. As is typical with Stone-- very good. OaklandBrewer (6) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
great head with subtle lace. tastes like german candy, the non sweet old lady kind. super black beer..... not in a racist way. not too boozy and hot. solid beer. TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2012
Pitch black, brown head.
Very spicy nose, roasted malts, lots of anise and licorice, coffee, mint, bay leaves, chocolate, wood, vanilla.
Medium sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very rich taste, roasted malts, anise, licorice, vanilla, mint, spices, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, ashes.
An interesting new take on IRS.
(2011-12-23) BeerDisciples (13) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Nice pour, Nose is like a home brewed rootbeer, taste unique with spicy notes, roast, anise. I like this beer, I think this beer will age well. People will like this or not depending on if you like licorice smell or flavor. It wasn’t overwhelming but was present. I enjoyed this beer. Beer Disciples Rating: A- 94/100 Nice job Stone