brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle for $7. This one had to warm up a bit before it really delivered on all the flavors it promised. Aroma was roasted but not smokey, coffee beans. Appearance was a moderately syrupy black with a tan residue that stuck around on top for quite a while. The taste offers coffee grinds, dark and botter chocolate and alcohol warmth. Palate is smooth, thick, and all the more quaffable as it moves toward room temperature. Overall, it’s a highly drinakable coffee-imperial stout that you can enjoy, as opposed to work on, albeit at a slow pace. Plus, it’s a steal at $7. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
651mL. Darker pour, deep cola to near black. Larger brown latte foam. Good formation, sort of detergent like dwindling foam. Webby lace. Not as dense or rocky as expected. Nose has a hefty dose of detergent soap at first, then a decent amount of green coffee/green bell pepper. Taste is pretty good- mild warming alcohol, cinnamon graham cracker, vanilla, small liquor like Wild Turkey. Finishes dry, fairy bitter. Hints of lemon acid. Alcohol evident. ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2013
This is like eating a dark chocolate almond and a dark chocolate coffee bean together. No, it smells like roasting coffee. No, Kristen, it doesn’t. Good quality ones too, none of that fake shit that be frontin’. First beer of the night future self who thinks I must have been drunk when rating this. A little bit of messy fruity esters, but not much. It’s pretty well covered up at least. No way, none of that. This beer tastes like a really punk rock coffee! Like a coffee you met in a really dirty dive bar and watched your favorite movie with while getting plastered. Fucking hipsters. More caramel for the pancakes is comin’, but also more garbage can. so punk rock it doesn’t even care about garbage. tastes kinda boozy at the bottom of the glass, like ya’ll got cheep and started ordering really shitty shots. Cheep like a bird? Cheep cheep cheep. Alright, hipster got a point. It is kinda earthwormy. But it’s in a good way. Obviously. As if earthwormy could be anything else. rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Market Square. Black pour with a thin creamy brown colored head. Thick, rich cocoa powder, dry roasted malt, slightly sweet espresso with a subtle hop character. Rich chocolate on the front of the tongue, roasted malts, licorice and stovetop espresso. Thick mouthfeel with a solid hoppy finish. Good fucking stuff. jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Black with thin tan head that retains. Aroma is roasty coffee. Flavor is coffee, roastiness, and a little bit of chocolate. Delicious.
mattyvolz (17) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
pours black with tan head. smells like strong roasted coffee, some chocolate notes. earthy. its dry, bitter and incredibly rich and complex jduker000 (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Aroma is heavy roasted bean, earth, and chocolate, with a tiny hint of fruit? Pours thick and very dark brown, not quite black. Head is thin and tan, and leaves a scattered lace. The espresso is dominant and a little whelming. Not enough to discourage, though. Chocolate makes its presence known up front, then gives way to the roasted flavor. The espresso sits on your tongue looooong after your sip. At first it bothered me but it definitely grows on you. Drinks nice and smooth. Overall, well done espresso stout with a Stone signature MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Pour is black with tan foam. Nose of dark coffee and espresso. Roasty but it certainly doesn’t seem overdone. Taste is rich and creamy. Dry as can be. Lots of coffee with just a touch of creamer thrown in there. Long finish. There’s a touch of dark fruit on the nose and in flavor, but not much. Just enough to break up some of that Java. Not perfect, but overall very, very well done. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bomber split with TheRon. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Aromas of roast, coffee, maybe some anise, and big time chocolate, plus a hint of DMS. Flavor is big roast, chocolate, and coffee. Very nice blend of big beer and coffee. No real hint of the alcohol, with the exception of a nice, warm, tingly feeling. Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Aromas of licorice, roasted malt, chocolate. Pours black with a small being head. Malty flavors, coffee, licorice. Bitter finish. The high alcohol really doesn’t show.