Cimmerian Portal - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sweemzander:
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750mL growler poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!
(A)- Pours pitch black in color. A solid head of tan froth. Solid retention.
(S)- A solid mellow roasted quality. Some coffee and cocoa. Some subtle grassy citrus at the end.
(T)- Quite similar to the smell actually. A good roasted body with some cocoa and coffee but met with some dry grassy citrus on the finish from the high hop addition this must have had.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Quite dry overall, but some good roasted bits. Hoppy, but restrained, even for a Stone beer.
(O)- Definitely interesting. A very dry but hoppy stout.
Serving type: growler
10-30-2013 15:37:58 | More by sweemzander
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4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Consumed at Stone Bistro Liberty Station (where it is brewed and is currently available nowhere else) on September 7th, 2013.
One shade of brown lighter than absolute black, this beer comes in a tulip with a one-finger foamy tan head that provides plenty of sheeting and leaves lots of lacing behind.
Aroma is very hoppy: herbal/earthy with burnt notes. Coffee, cocoa, dark roasted malt.
Flavor begins with a roasted nut flavor with cocoa. Intensely hoppy, almost peppery note follows. A lingering (like, for days) bitter coffee finish appears at the end of every sip.
Slightly thick mouthfeel, some carbonation bite, ever-so-slightly dry.
This really ought to be a "real" Stone beer on a regular basis and widely available.
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2013 17:30:22 | More by charlzm
Cimmerian Portal from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.