tambrico (50) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the first craft beer I ever tried, which was about 3 years ago, and I remember thinking it tasted like tree bark. I couldnít get past a few sips from the bottle. Now that Iím older I feel as if I can fully appreciate this beast.
Hoppy aroma with some pine scents. When you drink it, it starts nice and smooth and sweet with said pine notes and some minor lemony and grapefruity flavors as well, but then you begin to notice the carbonation and the flavor profile quickly shifts to bitter and remains that way for the finish. Itís this quick flavor shift quality that makes this beer really complex and interesting to me.
I love the appearance of this beer. Hold it up to a light source. Itís blood red with a nice thick head. Great beer thatís fun to drink at parties.
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, thereís nothing subtle about the flavour which is massive, rich, complex and impressive. This is a real all rounder in terms of character. Thereís 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 (107) - - 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.