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RATINGS: 4065   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
One of my favorites. Good amber color. Very complex smoky, caramel malt flavors, excellent hop bite. Very aggressive as advertised, but well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
from a 22 to a glass to my stomache. drank to much of it though. 4 22s to many as a matter of fact. great beer lots o hops not for the weak fizzy yellow beer drinkers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops with notes of malts and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits and dried fruits with a hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
pint is a beautiful wood-stain reddish brown, with a 1/2" tan head that retains well and leaves good lace. aroma is very busy, with big notes of caramel and roasted malt wrestling with the high, piney tones of citric domestic hops. flavor is all over the place - every flavor note is on high - malt sweetness, roast caramel, grapefruit, pine resin, bitterness, leading to a full-on mess. way too thick and chewy in the finish, and totally inharmonious. just a car crash. this is not worthy of the intelligent consumer. there are a lot better big beers than this over-hyped ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
22 oz 2004 bomber. Pours a reddish brown color with a thick creamy head. Smells of malts, hops, and has a little pine scent to it. Taste is malty, hoppy, with a slight citrus element to it. Very creamy in taste and it has a nice bite to it. Similar to the Stone 8th anniversary ale without the smoky flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Pours ruddy brownish. Big agressive piney woody aromas, lots of hops and swet malts. More of the same for flavor, sweet caramel malts and woody spicy hops, and add a little peppery alcohol spiciness. Assertive bitter bite at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2005
This was a favorite the first time I ever tried it. I still love it. Long Live Stone. Hard to believe I waited so long to try all the others.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Pours an almost cranberry looking amber with a nice tan foamy head that laced the glass and was present throughout. This beer really looked nice. The aroma was of sweat molasses with some dark fruits. The initial taste was a hoppy bite. At first it surprised me because the aroma did not quite match the taste. But as I drank this bomber the tastes started to match up a little more with the aroma. Some citrus with almost a molasses meet citrus and floral hops on the taste buds. I really enjoyed this one. Went very well with the chicken I grilled up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Enjoy by: 09/27/05. A deep amber pour with a very thin khaki head that leaves rings of lacing. Chocolate, pine, grapefruit and leather in the aroma. Pretty unique combination. A full-bodied beer that coats the tongue with each sip. Starts off sweet with some caramel, malts, spices and woodiness. It transitions to a sticky finish with a good amount of bitter, dry hops that linger. Alcohol is quite well-hidden. Nice balance to this excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
22oz bomber. I am not worthy!! Have been wanting to try this for awhile now and I am not disappointed! I love the aroma, pine, citrus, and wonderful hoppy goodness. The flavor is huge, with the hops taking a back seat to the great malt. The hoppyness was less than anticipating.


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