Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sunset Bar and Grill, Boston, MA.</br> Amber with a fine lacy off-white head. Big fruity aroma, grapefruit. Big bitter start with plenty of flavour but not what I like.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy red color with an off white head. Very hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor and grapefruits as well. Wonderful beer.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
opaque ruby color. thick head to begin with that leaves early on. pleasant florally smell of hops. i do love that smell. and yes, the hop aftertaste is kick ass
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 One of my favorites. So nicely hopped and malty, I enjoy drinking it when I need a good bolt of flavor, or when I've been crossed by an arrogant bastard.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this beer lives up to its name and prevents me from being a true professional beer drinker. I personally do not enjoy it but it does have a lot of quality and depth like they claim. I give it nice props for the appearance which is unique. I also prefer on tap over bottle, but you have to know a good bar to find it on tap. Bitter aftertaste could be toned down, i do not need my beer slapping me in my mouth after I drink it. Still a good heavy beer to check out
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber in color with a small white head.Citrus,roasted malt and earthy aroma.Huge hop flavor to go along with bitterness and a decent malt backbone.Bitter,bitter,bitter,hops,hops,hops. I may not be worthy, but I'm going keep drinking anyway.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good strong, hoppy ale with sort of an abrupt finish. Typical Stone brewing with the great hops and color (deep amber/almost copper color) with short head but good lacing. Grapefruit, maybe brown sugar hints. This is a good ale, but the finish is too short for a real hop head. Nice brew.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's hoppy. Go figure. A hoppy beer from Stone. Hey, I accidentally dumped way too many hops in my latest homebrew! I'm qualified to be a Stone brewmaster!
beastiefan2k (3201) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer isn't joking, most people will not like it because its very bitter. Very nice shade of brown with a regular head. If you like something that will kick you in the balls then this is the beer for you.
uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as aggressive as Stone's Double Bastard, this is still an excellent ale. They certainly didn't spare the hops when cooking up this one. Perfectly bitter and a noticeable alcohol not, but still sweet and easy on the palate. Certainly not for everyone, but I wish brews like this were more available.