PCal99 (4) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I went to the Stone last weekend and sampled their beers. Well worth the visit for anyone visiting North County San Diego. The staff was very friendly and showed us the entire facility. This is a great beer. I bought a case!
rigatigtig (3) - Kerrville, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, This was just a quick grab for me at the store and I guess I’m really not worthy. For me, It’s like a shot of expensive liquor: you can tell it’s really good but it wasn’t enjoyable. lol The aftertaste was great though!
nj_lee (29) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an epic brew. Outstanding malty bitterness with a superb dominating aroma. A solid head and an excellent mouthfeel. Like almost an IPA with a serious maltiness to it, hmm, maybe more the ale than the IPA, hard to quite work out which dominates. Excellent
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Flanfl (619) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
German version. Deep copper, medium lasting beige head. Aroma if caramel, grapefruits, slightly piney. Flavours of caramel, strong bitter backones that comes right away. Grapefruites, other citrus, piney. Long verry bitter bone dry finish. Quite pungent. I would have like a hoppier nose. It's a 3 month old can always kept in a fridge so the aroma might be weaker. It probably was crazy in 1997, kinda feel outdated.
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Blastomorpha (72) - - SEP 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very inviting with its dark red amber color and the tan creamy head. The aroma is full of sweet malts and dried red berries, not hoppy as expected. Way better and rich in the nose than in mouth though.
Well balanced and drinkable, the bitter is strong but not too aggressive or overpowering.
Baramba (909) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear amber with tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, heavy hoppy. Sweet caramel flavour, berries, herbal hoppy bitter finish
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has richness of malts, caramel, wood and some fruits. Taste has strong malts,caramel, some roasted and some herbs. A bitter and slight harsh ending. Good,
MikeBeermaster (393) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Can. German edition] Aroma is dominated by caramel and some roasted malts with earthiness in the background. Reddish amber in the glass with sparkling structure. Tan foam, good lacing. The long bitterness settles on the palate. Dried fruits and coffee cherries at the finish. Really disappointing.
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dit is een straf bier, maar dat belooft het zelf al op het blik. Aroma: koffie en zuidvruchten. Smaak: hoog bittergehalte en wat rook. Ook een aangename zoete fruitige laag.
Scrumpy369 (468) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at csakajo. Dark reddish amber/mahagony colour with a small white fast disscipating head. Nose is soy saucy, light molasses. Taste is medium bitterness that turns into a high lingering bitterness. Nice hoppy red ale.
marts89 (15) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heard a lot so had to give it a go and wow, Massive from every angle, Sweetness on the nose, and big rich complex mouth feel with a long bitter finish. Not for a wussie :-)