Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Summer 2004 Bomber. Poured just as a beer should... jet black with a healthy caramel head. The room got a little darker when I poured this beast, so I think it may have been absorbing a little extra light. Coffee, hazelnut, chocolate, roasted malts, and anise were noticable in the aroma. It really blossomed as it warmed up. Coffee and chocolate roastiness first hit the palate. That was complemented by a nice subtle hoppy bite (powerfully weak by Stone standards, but perfectly balanced for this style). Coated the mouth very well, and was smooth as silk. Roasted coffee and a little hoppy bitterness provided a wonderful long finish. dwyerpg (6054) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 This does in fact look like very dirty car oil. Nonetheless, this is a very solid stout, somewhat crisp. The best part about this beer is that it tastes as if it has just a normal (4-5%) alcohol content, not the killer 11% that it does. Excellent.
Re-rate: Apparantly, this one isn’t separated by year. That said, this is my 2004 version rating: 10,4,10,5,18 or 4.7! Truly a great beer, with anise clearly in the aroma - glad to see the description verifies it. Fantastic stout. AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2008 this must be the best beer in the world ...so powerfull and smoth ...just love it 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Sampled from an Early Summer 2004 versioned bomber at RFD Washington. I wanted to try a bunch of beers today, so I gave a small sample to a random beer connoisseur at the bar. I think I opened his eyes to big stouts. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Anyways, it pours to a black body with a thin oily looking tan head. The aroma is black licorice, coffee, roasted malts. The flavor is a huge coffee and chocolate, and roasted malts, black currants, grass hops, alcoholic monster. MMMM Very delicious. The palate is full, rich, and creamy with good carbonation.
wow. yumm. i am still thinking about the texture of this one. it was nice and smooth like velvet chocolate and alcohol wrapped up with coffee and nutty flavors and some smores feelin at the end
larsniclas (7036) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
A bit sourish with chocolate, coffe, balck currant. Reallt salty flavour. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Definitley the darkest, blackest beer I have ever poured. The almost no head was even pretty dark coming in at cappuccino brown. But it was much smaller (almost non-existant) than I had expected from a stout, and left no lacing to speak of. The first aroma that hit me was Black Licorice then some roasted coffee. The coffee is intensified and joined by some roastiness and chocolate in the flavor. The Alcohol is pretty well hidden while the tempurature is below the suggested serving level, but becomes more apparent as it warms. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Black with a yellow head. aroma from black currant and dark chocolate. Quite bitter, slight yeasty flavour with notes of coffee. Medium to full bodied. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. This is lovely. Very powerful and sweet. Fruity aroma. The finish is very, very hoppy for a imperial stout. I love this combination. Fantastic beer. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. My wife messed up and erased all of my comments, which is a shame, because there was alot and they wery very tellling. So, I will give you only numbers, which is a shame because the description that mt wife erased was ver, very, very good.