garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer teeters between extreme caramel (Crystal Malt 120L) and harsh bitterness (Chinook hops). In other words, two-dimensional. I love almost all beer, but this one did NOT have me going back for more.
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good stuff. Skunky aroma, a little bitter, yet easy going. This was very enjoyable to me. I give props to the fine brewers over at Stone for this one. Go so cal!
microakes (150) - CANADA - SEP 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I read the label and felt "Ah A challenge!" Decent strength to it flavour-wise. Decent level of hops. Just a nice, proper beer overall.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didnít this used to be called a spice/herb beer? Anyway, had on draft in Portland Stadium. Nice marketing, reverse psychology description from Stone. I bet it was a brewers inside joke originally. Pours brown. Complex herbal, earthy planty floral notes in the nose. And same in the flavor, lots of dirt clods, weeds, dry-brush, tumbleweed stems and roots, god, so many weird mixtures in the taste. Palate was over carbonated. Not my type of beverage, but I guess if you can take impossbly gross ingrediants and make the taste "passible" to a group of tasters, then tell them whats in it, and in astonishment they hail it as an amazing brew, I guess that means the rest of us donít have sophisticated taste acuity. I would rather have a something enjoyable in more ways than nappy taste combinations. Wouldnít recommend. BUT! Doubler bastard is quite another story... quite awesome.
mbgrayson (433) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hoppy and a little harsh for me. I can certainly see the high ratings, yet for me this is way too biting and bitter. Have to give this a thumbs down, but that speaks more about what I like than the quality of the beer.
Cory (77) - , California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light brown. very bitter initially but once it crosses your palate there is a long, light bitter and citrus finish. Could be better balanced with its other flavors.
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a good sized tan head. Looks great. Taste is initially very good, a nice bitter hoppy bite to it. Aftertaste is strictly grapefruit. Not a big fan of this one.
isho21 (18) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour in Lake Tahoe. As the bottle clearly states, this beer is not for wusses. It claims to be everything other beers arenít - bold, bitter, in your face - and delivers. Loved the big, lingering head and full body, but the bitterness drowned out the other flavors and is a little much for my palate
jerseyjohn71 (72) - barry, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
i have waited to rate this one for a while, i go back to it so i can see if im better off mixing this beer with a weaker beer to enjoy it better, and i do, its good and diffrent in its own way,,,,,, so be it,,,,,,,,,
takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nice dark appearance with brown head. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops and notes of caramel. Taste was mostly bitter with some very light sweetness. Not my favorite, but not bad.