Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 2, 2004
A very great tasting beer. Strong alcohol content yet is covered up beautifully. Finally got my hands on one of these at Isaac Newton’s in newtown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Beautiful reddish/brown color. Pretty aggressive end and quite bitter. Dry and malty flavor. I truely love the philosophy about this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Had this on tap, it was great, very tasty, darkish hue...smoothe w/a great bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
Red-brown with nice head and lace. Malty-caramel and hops in abundance. Dried fruits (raisins) and vegetables. Finish is bitter, grapefruit and strong tea - it lasts for hours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Appearence: Beautiful dark red, pours a larger off white head. Aroma is sweet and a slight scent of alcohol comes through. a little citrus present also. Flavor is dominated by alcohol and hops. A slight malted taste comes through towards the end. Overall a very strong flavorful ale, not for the weak of stomach. Many thanks go out to Indiana_Red for my first Stone brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3048) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2004
22OzBottle Pours a dark coper brown with a nice hefty off white head and dence lacing. Aroma is malty, carmel and plenty of hops. A dark roast taste and a unique flavor I cant place. Spicy, slightly sweet. The alcohol comes through pretty strong..and this just in....quite hoppy. A strong lingering hops bitter at the end. Feel is nice and heavy/thick with a slight sense of sediment or chalky imed after swallowing. A complex, strong, ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Best name and persona in the biz. I had this on tap at the GingerMan in NYC. A hearty pint hit the spot. Hops were the first thing that I noticed, but over time I noticed much more. I will have to rerate when I try a bottle as I cannot describe this properly right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Nice clear brownish ruby color. Small off-white fzzy/soapy head. Aroma has alcohol, and some caramel cherries. Taste seems sweet with some bitter orange, wood, and other fruit. Nice mouthfeel; sweet oily stickiness. Pretty good overall, although nothing really dominated the aroma or flavor. I’ve sat on this a while, and would like to try a fresher bottle at some point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Been sitting on this one for a while. Finally time to pop the cork and tell the world what I think. Dark Ruby colored liquor. Cherries and hops make a unique flavor. I like this much better than vertical epic040404. Again, hoppy, potent elixir that gets your attention. Stone you make great beers. Can’t wait to try the Double Bastard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Deep ruby-brown beer with a thick off-white head. Aroma is lovely, biscuity malt, caramel and toffee with a sweet grapefruty citrus malt. Bitterness is much more restrained than the last time I had it. Sticky with a soft resinousness on the back. Palate is good, but the sweet malty aroma doesn’t really come through on the flavour very much. Not as good as it used to be, but still excellent.

Dark ruby coloured beer with a thin skin of tan bubbles over the surface. Lovely caramel, cookie dough, and vanilla maltiness backing up an assertive citrusy hop aroma. Flavour is fantastic, sweet toffee and caramel malts on the front fading to a hint of coffee/chocolate character before the citrusy and earthy herbal hops flavours make an appearance. These fade out leaving an awesome bitter kick in the teeth. As this beer warmed, you got even more citrus hop character and some spicy and fruity maltiness on the nose. Truly a first rate beer. 8 4 9 4 18

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