Easy the best beer I've had this year. Starts off with a smooth caramel taste, immediately followed up by a slight bitter, in your face oak, moss finish. It's a "love it or hate it" one, that's for sure. But I LOVE it.
I must admit... Stone's got some amazing stuff... only comparable to the Seasonals from Lagunitas or Deschutes (mmmm... Hop in the Dark vs. Sublimely Self Righteous )... I still have some 2009 and 2010 Stone Russian Imperial Stouts to drink