Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy tan. There was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is fruity, hoppy with light green tea and some vanilla - this comes together nicely on the nose. Expressive fruity character. Lots of tea, blends ok with the hops. The tannins add to the total bitterness. The malts are still chewy Stone, but they are understated. Definitely one of the better Stone brews.
Dedollewaitor (15488) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small off white head. Sorachi ace. Fishy and herbal. Dry and smooth. Really bitter end.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Grand Tasting at RBESG 2011, London) at Dean Swift. Clear golden - white head. Tea, herbal, flowery, ok bitterness, zesty, light malty, spicy, light citrus, toasted malts dry/dusty finish.
jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Nose/taste of green tea, tropical fruit, caramel malt, resinous hops and pine. Solid tea and malt body. Finishes with tropical fruit and a little warming alcohol.
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy amber gold with a creamy/foamy near white head. Aroma is spicy herb over light caramel. Med+ body. Flavor is actually suggestive of tea, and not that black fermented stuff, but it is more spicy and floral/citrus. With a slight pause a herbal tea sort of flavor kicks in. There’s a lot going on - it’s like a revolving flavor palate. In the end I think it’s identifiably tea as the major flavor component. How strange this is.
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Slightly hazy yellow color, vast creamy white head. Smell fresh, indeed green tea, hops and bitter. Taste green tea as well (very nicely done!), bitter and hops. You don’t taste the 9,2%ABV. Good carbo, full body.
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
In simple terms, a pale lagery aroma. Retronasals remind me of alcohol. Body is bitter. There’s a nice tingle of hops. but the whole things says nothing to me.
Tmoney99 (13342) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and green tea aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy herbal bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.
Ratman197 (13100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a cloudy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of green tea, lemon, bread and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of green tea, biscuit, lemon and light straw with a crisp dry modereatly bitter finish.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 9/25/11, 12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light green tea. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some herbal, light pine, green tea. Medium-full body, some juicy/resinous.