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RATINGS: 4019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (633) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Rich, dark brown with beige head. Taste is also rich, roasty, full-bodied, with a nice balance of hops and malts. This beer Was my first strong ale when I got into craft beer. I still enjoy it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Can by Stone Berlin, from Systembolaget. Pours dark amber with beige head. Spicy, herbal, sweetish, caramel aroma and taste. Bitter, spicy, oily finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Can. Dark amber, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, light fruitiness and some piney hoppyness and faint metal with light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with light - some piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light - some piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Way too sweet. Lacks character (as most strong ales do). Don’t believe the hype.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2623) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160819. Can (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and malty, sweet, spicy and roasted notes, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is long, bitter and fruity.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (758) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Fresh crowler from the main Stone brewery in San Diego. Many thanks to my good friend Paul. Dark ruby color. Good soapy thick head. Aroma of plums, wallnuts, whole grain bread, marginal ginger. Taste is bitter, bitter dark chocolate, very dry, dark bitter fruits. Strange beer. Not so tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Cloudy ruby color with beige foam layer. Light creamy and forest hoppy nose. Too little carbonation with a very strong earthy bitterness and a little creamy mouth feeling. Hoppy finish and a very aggressive bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (953) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 18, 2016
Spina @scurreria. Ambrata con bella schiuma. Decisa, molto amara, erbe medicinali

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
A strong smell of hops. The head is small and white, the body is dark brown. A strong bitter taste, light metallic. The body is medium strong, creamy with a soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 17, 2016
Can 50cl, a clear dark amber beer with good head. Nose is on toasted caramel, carared malt, hop resin. Aroma is on toasted malt, resin, alcohol is burning, red caramel, quite bitter but less interesting in the malt profile. C’est une huit six avec du houlon !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3984) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2016
bottle @ The Beer Trappe / Lexington KY --- Aroma of musty malt and herbals bitter. Clear amber brown color, frothy tan head that stays at one-finger, lace cobwebs. Taste is bitter malt that moves quickly through medium fizz, then grows sweeter as it flows to a finish that very late returns to herbal bittering. Interesting, full-bodied, alcohol that shows itself, but still doesn’t match all the hoopla. Must be the reason I’ve been so long in finally rating it.


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