amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Draft at Eulogy in Philadelphia. Pretty dark brownish/red. Sweet and fruity aroma. Delicious sweet and fruity flavor with a bitter hoppy finish. Hints of blackberry and grapefruit? I loved this beer! Would definitely drink more of this.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber beer with a small off white head. Sweet malty aroma with a faint caramel note along some hoppy fruityness. Sweet malty flavor with some dry and citric hoppyness. Thanx to Luke for bringing this one to Denmark.
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh but I do like it Stone and I am sophisticated. Anyways great caramel roast flavor. Ver aggressive but balanced with its hoppy and malty backbone. Knda sweet finish which I enjoyed
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of yeast and fresh-baked bread with notes of citrus and grass. The aggressive flavor is filled with bitter hops with firm, sweet malts behind them. Long, bitter and dry finish. Medium body. Solid, tasty beer.
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006
On tap at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Santa Fe.
Pours a dark and robust brown with amber highlight and an adequate head. This beer is almost a caricature of a Stone Brewing beer - not that this is a bad thing.The aroma is a brash and in-your-face combination of strong PacNW hops and conspicuous toasted malts; the taste follows as expected, avoiding the heavy hop + too-dark roasted malt mistake of many American strong ales (particularly the winter seasonals). No war between hops and malt here, both hold up their end of the bargain. The palate is pleasing, and beer is very satisfying to drink. A good in-your-face session beer, this one.
Bottle Compairing this to the oaked bastard that I had last night, it just doesn’t hold up. All of the stuff I wrote above is more or less true, but the hops are too ruinition-esque to bring out the best in the rest of the beer. Mellow the whole thing out with oak, and it really comes into its own.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2006 Great taste, dark ruddy color. Agressive taste is a good description. The flavor is so strong that it stayed with me into my next beer which I wasn’t a fan of. The packaging is borderline obnoxious - funny at first, got old fast - I’m just as worthy as the next guy, a’thank you.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red color. White head. Tight lacing. Aroma is hops, kinda sweet. Flavor is strong and agressive. Very good. Very Very Good palate
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is best described by "Chinook Hops" and just stopping there. This is a beer that is wonderful to drink, however, per its namesake, this will be the only beer you will be drinking that night, a real palate killer. Execlent beer to accompany curries and pho
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Surprising i like this more then i thought i would. Poured a ruby color with a small to medium head. Left good lacing on the glass. Smell citrus and hoppy. Taste sweet to start, then turns bitter. Very good beer."
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like a cheap skunky latin american malta vigor drink with a punch of alcohol. I liked the complex fruity undetone but I did not like the turn it took as it warmed. Most of this beer’s cousins would improve a little with warmth but this one does not. Nor does it play nice in a beer tasting.