stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-rate same time. (sorry, early in the morning, forgot about the 6-10 buttons)Though I couldn’t drink it every day, this is my favorite beer. First sip led to the comment ’this is the best beer I’ve ever had.’ The beer is an appealing dark amber/brown. Complicated aroma, spiciness, hops and alcohol are apparent from beginning to end. Someone picked up raisins and worchesteshire sauce. There is a lot going on with this beer and at no point is your palate left alone without a flavor to discern. This is an aggressive beer.
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours with a spicy aroma. Moderate Amber color slight carbonation nice size head very appetizing appearance. Very well balanced hits you first with the malt then finishes you off with a great hoppy flavour. This is trully an awesome ale!
imradioboy (23) - USA - FEB 11, 2004
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Too Hoppy for me. It did get a little more palpable as it warmed up. Very complex, I can see why it's a great beer. I just did not like the taste. Bonus points for the really big bottle.
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a goblet; Dark amber color. Light brown head that quickly dissapates in the middle forming a halo. Large cells of lace that last. Fruity aroma with some hop character. Good taste. Tastes like grapefruit and charcoal. Coats the palate with a bitter and a bit sour aftertaste which I also like very much. This is a good beer. Reminds me of a lighter porter in some ways.
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep copper color with ruby highlights.Nice rocky tan head and nice lace.The smell is sweet with apples,grapefruit, and a light hint of malt.The taste had apples,hops, and a little malt.Hop bitterness in the finish.Well balanced.Medium-heavy body with lots of carbonation sting.Wouldn’t take many of these to mess someone up.Seem to have more kick than 7.2%.Good beer indeed.
hellhammers (23) - hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
well this is the best beer that i have currently ever tried...expensive.....yes.....cool bottle........yes.....taste great.... yes .....gets you messed up.......yes.....dang this beer has it all...and plus the bottle makes fun of you. good lord if you haven’t tried this go to the distributor and buy a case... i’m already there.
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Aroma is primarily hoppy, but there is some sweetness to it as well. Reddish brown in color, holds its head pretty well. Tons of flavor, plenty of malt and hops to go around. Definitely not a beer for the Bud Light crowd, but if you like your beers intense, this is a good choice.
EricDanger (23) - USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very individual style beer. Your not going to find anything that taste like AB. Its got a sweet nose with a malty taste. The aftertaste hangs around for a long time. Maybe a little too bitter, but hey, thats stone.
jbender (23) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark amber with a white head. Has an caramel aroma with a hint of haisins and a very small hint of alcohol. Bitter beginning with a very nice hop and malt balance in the flavor with a mellower finish than I expected. Alcohol does not come out as much as I would expect. Thick in the palate. Overall a great beer.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark ruby color with slight tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, dried fruit, and bitter hops. Tastes of toasted marshmallow, syrup, ripe fruits, bitter hops and citrus. Oily slightly thick mouthfeel. Really great agressive flavor and overall great beer.