finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep clear amber/ruby with 2 fingers of off-white pillowy head. Aroma is big on the grapefruits and pine. Taste is some subtle malts that are hidden behind the hops. Long, clean bitter finish. Truth be told, if you blindfolded me and gave me this beer, I would say I was drinking an IPA. Bitterness is more intense than most IPA’s, even. The bottle is right in that this is not for beginners, even though this is Stone’s de facto flagship beer. Reasonably priced at 3.99-4.99 a 22oz bomber.
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are pine, resin, nuts, and caramel - with a bitter finish.
R4N5H (13) - SINGAPORE - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint, on draught at The Good Beer Company Singapore. Dark, with a nice head. Good aroma. Hoppy with an agtetbite. Great beer....will try again.
jh773 (82) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in the glass. Smells spicy, bubblegum, wood, toast. Taste is much more intimidating -- extremely dark. Burnt toast, roasted nuts, hint of cream, scorched caramel. Very dry finish. Confrontational.
cmiller54hr (41) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Bottle from Stone Sampler bought at Father and Sons. Pours hazy brown into a snifter. Bold caramel and malty aroma. Taste is huge. This is a great beer from a great brewery
worldfusionrad (14) - - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through bloviating. :)
Sevenlee (1271) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, citrus, fruit and hops. Taste is heavy sweet leading to a well balanced hoppy finish. Pretty awesome.
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 13/7/2014 (shared with Butz). Pours a cloudy deep brown with a biggish off white head. Has a relatively subtle malty aroma featuring caramel and toffee. However, there’s nothing subtle about the flavour which is massive, rich, complex and impressive. This is a real all rounder in terms of character. There’s a ton of malt with caramel, butterscotch, toffee and toast, along with some spicy rye, some sweet citrus and dark fruit, peel, and bog load of big resiny, bitter hops to finish it off. Has a creamy texture and average carbonation. This actually tastes bigger than 7.2%. A magnificent beer.
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown, hazy, and had a small khaki head. Aroma is very malty and sweet smelling. Some citrus fruit hops in the background as well. Taste is caramel, bread, roasted grains, grapefruit, and some lemon. Full body and good carb. Too much malts for me, but overall decent brew.
FestDecBeet (106) - - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Look: pours a cloudy light brown or dark red. Head is thick and looks like something from a soda.
Smell: fruity citrus aroma. Very sweet smell like a barleywine. Makes my mouth water. Dark fruit.
Taste: bitter up front. Apples and other dark fruit. Lots of alcohol. Slight malt after taste.
Feel: thick film on the mouth. Very dry. Medium to carbonation
Overall: ok, not as fruity as I like. Definitely a stone beer. Similar to a hoppy barleywine.
codfishh (53) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle, dark reddish brown, tan head, aroma is rasiny malt and spicy hops a little celery. Flavor is spicy hops with some pine, dark fruit flavor from the malt. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation.