bpreo (1938) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Having enjoyed other American Strong Ales, Barleywines, and Russian Imperial Stouts, this one was not as tough as it wishes it was. It is delicious, however.
mvp (174) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a grainy aroma. Dark reddish brown hue with a off white head. Strong flavor that isn’t over powering.
Abrakarl (377) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe there was something wrong with this one? Had it on tap and it was nowhere near the double bastard I like so much. Weak aroma and decent flavour.
androman (729) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt 6fl oz @ brauhaus, Edinburgh. Body is hazy rusty deep amber, small particles, head is medium tan rocky, fully lasting excellent lacing. Nose is floral, aroma is woody, grass, hemp, licorice, roasty. Light sweet heavy roasty and hoppy bitter, light sour. Full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Not too easy, great dessert beer.
Dacrza (586) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: February 6, 2015... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: Cavs going for thirteen in a row--tying a franchise record?... APPEARANCE: serious dark brown body with steady effervescence; thick as snow, creamy, chunky off-white head that craters and clings... AROMA: instant pineapple and peach erupt; earthier textures blanket the scent with caramel malts and some interesting yeasts... PALATE: a powerful, mouth-awakening grip that tingles the teeth to the ears; creamy, formidable, and crunchy--in other words, a balanced ale...TASTE: as expected, a brutal malt swamp that holds its ground against a hop-laden West Coast citrus pucker--quite agreeable in its arrogance; love the lingering bitterness on the tongue and teeth, even as the strength of the malt dissipates...OVERALL: an American classic that lives up to its hype again and again--attractive, strong, assertive, alcoholic, reasonably priced and available in bombers or sixes; a versatile and instant mood changer, despite the Cavs’ losing...
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid. There's not much more I can say than what others have said. Recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sine90 (54) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, resin, amber, clear, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, long finish,
dr_rauhbein (5) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another uber bitter ale from Stone. Kind of a dark version of the ruination ale. Has a slight scent of raisins and bourbon. The body is quite bitter and grassy. Bitterness increases even further in the aftertaste and leaves an impression of ash on your tongue. Not really my cup of beer.
Brandon1989 (404) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There was quite a bit of smoke with this beer. The beer poured a red amber with a thick khaki head that left a lot of lacing. The aroma is strong hops, slight sweet caramel, grass, and citrus. The taste is very bitter as imagined. It has a grassy, almost chewy texture to it. I also pick up some slight alcohol. I also pick up an oak aftertaste.
tonydwagner (3) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my number one stone brew but it's extremely solid and lives up to their hyper aggressive hop reputation. Delicious, but I can probably just do one.