Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Stone | Tags: Alcohol by volume, amazing, beer, Beer rating, chocolate, coffee, delicious, hoppy, nuts, rich, seasonal, snifter, spring, stout, Types of chocolate
ABV: 10.8 %
RateBeer rating: 100/96
Calories: estimated at 600 C
Volume: 22 fl oz
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Originally enjoyed on 5/9/2008
This is a one-year anniversary tasting, and by complete coincidence.
First Impression: Aroma is roasted, chocolate, nutty, and slightly metallic. Visuals are pitch dark body topped with a nice thick brown head, which dissipates in a few minutes but not completely. Lacing is nice. Taste does not disappoint. A deep, hoppy, roasted flavor. Some coffee, some dark chocolate, some smoke, but just a touch. Alcohol is very well hidden. Palate is back of tongue, spongey, yeasty, and blunt, long, very tasty finish. Nicely done. A grave presence. Second Impression: an impressive beer by any standard, but a great stout. Surprisingly drinkable, deep, delicious, and so very well balanced. Stone does amazing things.
Aroma: 9 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 10 out of 10
Palate: 5 out of 5
Overall: 19 out of 20. This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had.