Dogbrick (14287) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 Another great beer from Stone. This one is not as edgy as Arrogant Bastard but still unique. Very dark color with a thin and lasting beige head. The aroma is smokey of course. Medium body, and the smoked flavor was not overpowering and complemented the malt perfectly. Slight bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Well done. Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Light black with thick off white head. Light hops and smoked peat aroma. Sweet malt chocolate and smoked nuts with crisp mouthfeel. Rather complex body. Summer 2004. crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
It pours a nice dark brown with some reddish hues, the head is thick and foamy. The head is slightly tan. It holds for a bit then recedes to some pretty nice lacing.
It smells like an IPA with some brown sugar thrown in, Stone loves their hops huh. There is a hint of roastiness but much less than expected.
The flavor isn’t hoppy bitter, but it has a considerable amount of hop flavor. There is also a hint of smokiness and some caramel sweetness.
It is a bit mixed up but overall it is a decent brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010 04:22:19 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2002
Damn this is a good beer! Coffee and chocolate aroma is very appealing. The taste is a combination of both those flavors, together with a hint of smokiness and medium bitterness. The result is something sublime. Relatively small head atop a black body. Incidentally, I would classify this beer as a robust porter, as the smokiness is not a major player in the flavor. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
22-oz bottle. Pours black with brown hints and a medium frothy tan head; lined lacing. Smoked dark roasted malt aroma, some chocolate notes, but not much going on here. Heavy bitter start with smoked dark roasted malt and chocolate with an acidic light finish. Full bodied and dark fizzy palate.
mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Aroma is woody, ranch malts, bit of wet socks, charred wood and some caramel sweetness. There is some refried bean thing on the nose as well. Dark copper / mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting frothy light cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of charred wood, roast, some lactose sugars, ashy roast, earthy smoke. Some little dried fruit and subdued smoke character. Palate is medium bodied, slightly creamy, milky on the tongue, highish carbonation. Decent smoked beer. Christian (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Black with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Licorice dominates the aroma, also some caramel and alcohol. Dry and roast flavour, some wood notes, sweet and roast finish. bierkoning (13806) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, almost black. Beechwood, cream and a bit of soap in the aroma. Medium bodied. Creamy, soapy flavor with beechwood, cheese and lychee. Long smoky aftertaste. Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
Big bottle shared with OleR at Håndverkerstuene. Devil black body tinged with a brownish shade. Silky surface with a few dimples. Smell of earthy malts and candy sweetness. Smoked accented flavour, well integrated with the sweetness and dryness of chocolate malts. Bitter undertones towards the finish. Nice mouthfeeling and quite well bodied (Oslo, 19.03.2010). Desverger (13667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
, Copenhagen (Stone TTO 27/11/2016) - pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, with coffee, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, decent hoppy backing, some charred smokey malty action into the finish.