Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
En klar favorit bland det mörkare krafterna. Riktigt god och fantastisk eftersmak.
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Wowsers. Hot. Dark black. Chocolate. More dark roasted coffee than espresso. Quite strong. Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
65 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Chocolate, vanilla, soy and some subtle coffee in aroma and taste. Solid RIS, but no cigar.
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Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The nose is deep-roasted and acrid - charcoal, dark chocolate, pouch tobacco and scorched malts. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and light, airy carbonation. The flavor is a bold, burnt and bitter blend of blackstrap molasses, singed tobacco, espresso and an intense, unsweetened, 97% cacao, chocolate bar. Finishes with a very slow transition from burnt and scorched blackstrap molasses to charcoal and campfire ash. Big-time carbonic, torched bitterness lingers for way too long after each sip. Enjoyable despite essentially being an imperial black IPA. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color ranging close to a black color. There was a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and a half. The lacing was somewhat clingy and thick.
The smell had a nice blend of roasty sweet espresso beans with a fair amount of milk and dark chocolates.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to town and basically had a superb blend all around.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy with not much of a sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seemed good and came across somewhat smooth and roasty.
Overall, this was a very good offering from Stone, well worthy of having again.
jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag, courtesy. Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, earthy mineral, coffee. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth big dry roasted coffee liqourice chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, fudge and coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth and lightly roasted. kilgore84 (4) - San Lorenzo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Pitch black color. Nuce tan head. Beautiful coffee aroma. Subtle, but very nice coffee flavor. Good finish. Abrakarl (436) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Of course quality stuff as usual from Stone, but the aroma was a bit weak. Was from 2013 though. Chocolate is perfect with this. oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bomber 2013- poured into a snifter, inky black and a four finger frothy beige head. Nose- only faint coffee in the nose which is surprising, predominately sweet milk chocolate nose. Taste- much more espresso coming through in taste and actually has a fairly bitter finish between the coffee beans and the hopping. Not too sweet, has nice dark fudge quality with a slight acidity to it. Medium bodied, not cloying at all. very sold.