skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
2013 Brew on tap at The Noble Fir (Ballard, Seattle). Waited to try this and glad I did. GODSDAMN this is a beast. Stone RIS used to be one of my top brews on the planet, and they truly accentuated it by adding the espresso. Nose is full on creamy espresso, roast, sweet dark malts, and hints of booze. Flavors are full on and incredible in every direction. Coffee, espresso, cream, chocolate, bitter hops, toast, burnt breakfast, and more, all lingering through a boozey finish. GET IT. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of espresso notes with nice dry floral notes and no astringency. Taste is also dominated by espresso notes with no astringency and dry roasted malt notes also noticeable. Black chocolate notes are also very enjoyable. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable coffee stout from a brewer that rarely disappoint. NosirIwont (2591) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. 11%. Best before 12.16. Pours black with a dark tan head. Great lacing. Sweet and roasted aroma, with a note of chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Hops in the background. Light alcohol and bread notes as it warms. Flavour is bitter and roasted with a bit of alcohol thrown in. Hints of chocolate and liquorice as it warms. Bitter finish, a bit tart, with a coffee note, lingering alcohol burn and a light grassy note. Soft palate. Overall quite good; well-balanced. 18.04.14. jmbumb (8) - san jose, California, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Nice black and tan head. Satisfying bouquet.... Very complex flavors... Chocolate, maple and brown sugar, molasses, candied cherries and vanilla. Surprisingly easy to drink for the abv. bnielsen13 (265) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasty malts and very sweet. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Nice beer.
maddmatt639 (344) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of sweet malt, coffee and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, molasses and coffee. Long coffee aftertaste.
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Nice RIS aroma, but no coffee aroma which you would expect in an RIS. This is more a RIS than a coffee stout or java stout. very thick on the tongue. Mild sweetness but a bitter finish which makes you think of an espresso. Its a nice beer. BrokerDon (1) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
I just picked up 5 liters of this on draft in growlers and its gotta be my favorite beer of all time. Flavors so complex and THICK that you can smell the espresso and carmel on your hands! Pours with a spectacular head and very drinkable for a coffee beer... Even people who don’ like beer love it! BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Thanks to Bytemesis! Bomber pours black with a tan thick head. Very tasty beer. Wish I had more. stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 2013 vintage bottle from Harlem, NYC. Black with almost no foam. Aroma is very mild coffee and some vanilla; smells great. Taste is bitter roasted coffee which just keeps coming - way too much. There’s pretty much nothing else in the mix here!? Definitely don’t love this beer. Finish is yuck.