BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is soapy, floral, and pine hops, nutty and toast malt, dates and wood/leaf notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, malt backbone, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep brown with a slight red tint. Big tan head that doesnít seem to fade, itís been a half hour and itís still there, nice and fluffy. Smells of coffee, chocolate, slight smoke and pine. Good carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. Tastes slightly smoky, chocolatey, coffee, and a nice bitter finish. Not bad.
wchesser (1352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose on this is incredible...smells like a fine gin with amazing botanicals and a bit of toasted malt. Incredible aromatics. Thin fading head. Mouth filling and great balance. Botanicals are apparent in the taste too. Loved this...Stoneís collaborations have really stepped it up lately, first with the íMore Brown Than Blackí and now this.
Thisis12ptfont (953) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of oats, nuts, bread and some coffee undertones. Deep brown appearance with no foam. Taste is slightly bitter hops upfront, quickly followed by complex flavors of nuts, cereal, barley and subtle coffee. Very thin texture with masked carbonation. Overall, a fantastic brew with tons of impressive flavors. The best brown ale iíve ever tasted. Iíd give it an A+ rating.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Hotel Room, Chicago. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Nice malty. Good hoppy bite. Roasted. Chocolate. Cocoa. Nice bitterness. Grassy. Piney. Citrus. Brown Pale Ale.
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andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed from bottle at Rockwellís in Chicago, IL on a humid warm night prior to an international trip. Appearance is a very cloudy vibrant amber with a rich white head, in the dark light, looks like a potion. Aroma mostly hoppy with grapefruit notes, also pretty malty, has a really great balance where both elements are equally prominent. Taste is just outstanding, rich, flavorful, bitter without compromising smoothness of the style. I get the molasses a bit, but it blends nicely and its sweetish, not too sweet. Really enjoy this one.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from North court in medina, nose is hoppy taste is hoppy and finish is syrupy and lingers.. Cool? Yes but not worth 24 a sixer
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-amber color with off-white head. Very piney and resinous hops in the nose and flavor. Kind of tastes like an adhesive. Almost the exact same flavor profile as every other new Stone IPA derivative. A little boozy for 7%. Mouthfeel is a little lacking. High carbonation but a little thin. Nuttiness only comes through about 15 seconds after the finish.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a creamy beige head. Aroma has nice cookie, caramel and some background pine notes. Flavor is a nice blend of resinous hops, caramel, graham crackers. Good stuff.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at Olive Tree in OB a week or so ago, canít remember the price. Clear reddish brown with a 1/2 finger beige head, fair retention. Floral hops dominate the nose with moderate sweet orange rinds, dry nuts and light sweet caramel. A bit grassy once it warmed. Flavor follows suit with stronger and less sweet rinds, still plenty of floral notes. Moderate toasty notes and fairly light caramel. Finishes dry with a bit of toastiness, bitterness peaked at a 4, no trace of alcohol noted. Didnít notice the house Stone yeast here, which was nice. Smooth creamy low carbonation with a medium body. Pretty tasty.