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RATINGS: 3855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.

mjteeters' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle from local grocery store. Dark brown color with foamy head that quickly dissipated to some bubbles. Hoppy aroma. Boy, some solid hops -- bitter taste with a piney finish that lasts. Really enjoyable (if you a hop monster).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (378) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Aroma: caramel, resin, grass, spruce, citrus, Appearance: clear amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fredmoura (1) - - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
Excellent! Taste perfect. Got IT in Mondial de la bierre at Rio de Janeiro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (131) - - NOV 22, 2015
Strong 'bastard' of a beer. Three of five people who tried hated and two (myself included) like a lot. A strong ale with an unapologetic palate. Not sure the makeup or type but seems a great beer to stick with all night long as could ruin the palate for other beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Pours a translucent dirty brown with a medium sized light tan foamy head that dissipates quickly leaving a thing ring which clings to the glass. Aroma isn’t very strong just a hint of malts and a semi sweet toffee. Not much flavor to start. Seems to be more flavor in the aftertaste. After you swallow you get a somewhat bitter dryness on the roof of the mouth. Not too bitter or harsh but not really anything special. I had hope for something a little better especially from Stone. I’d drink it again but won’t go out of my way to buy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smithld1 (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
650ml bottle from vons. Hints of caramel, marmite, black cod. Quite a deep brown colour. A little bitter. Head falls away quickly. Cool drop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (564) - - NOV 13, 2015
Dark brown, tight lace. Full body, silky texture, medium flavor, scortching heat and carbonation, lingering and fruity palate. Sweet, low bitterness. Medium roast flavor. Big beer, not very original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
This ale pours a dark amber with a thin head, a great aroma of berries, almost floral. The initial taste mirrored the aroma and then the hops aggressively take over. smooth finish but bitter lingering aftertaste. This is a good ale, its very solid, and its worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (514) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Not really sure how I haven't rated this before. From the bomber into a shaker glass. Reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma is bready malt, some sweetness, and some earthy hops. Flavor is similar, bready malt base with earthy hops. Haven't had this in quite a while and it's either milder than I remember or I've got lupulin threshold shift to blame. Definite bitterness throughout, but somehow has an underlying creamy quality as well. Still a solid brew for sure, but interesting to see how tame this seems now compared to so many other beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeergeekKorea (78) - SOUTH KOREA - NOV 6, 2015
Aroma: Subtle cherry and some piney, tender. Appearance: Clear reddish copper colour and thin creamy head. Taste: Some fruity sweet and light sour. Palate: Medium full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and abrupt malty with the Aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slsenior (55) - - NOV 1, 2015
A bit too agressive for my insophisticated pallet. Great color and complexity but keep drinking as to avoid that finish.

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