LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is macho brewing gone amuck. The alcohol presence is overstated as well as the syrupy sweet linger that stays too long. Not hopped accordingly another Stone masterpiece for those so inclined.
When will this trend in big poor tasting beers end. I wanted my money back after this joke of a brew
ndel40 (22) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced start to finish... begins with hoppy tones transitioning to whiskyish finish. Overall, a very drinkable beer.
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a bottle poured into a glass. Subtle and rich hops aroma. Foamy, toasted-looking head. The real treat comes when you actually drink it! Delicious malt flavor with the perfect amount of hoppy bitterness (if youíre into that!). My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel: very clean on the palate for such a hoppy beer: medium to full bodied with a slightly creamy finish. Overall a very satisfying yet drinkable beer! Highly recommended!
CaptainBoosh (21) - - DEC 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red, moderate amber-white head. Aroma is sweet toast. Taste is alcohol, sweet with pleasant smooth hops. Spicy notes at the end are smooth also, very pleasant drinking experience.
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tyunker1 (21) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good flavor overall, but a bit strong for me and works as a good sipper, like bourbon. i usually avoid beers over 8% since they tend to be too strong tasting for my taste. there have been exceptions where i have enjoyed those above 8%, but not often.
Walkowiak (21) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber in color, with some purple when held to the light. Minimal head. Aromas included grapes and berries with some malt; the alcohol came through, too. It tasted crisp with a gin-like character. The malt and alcohol showed themselves. This would be a good after-dinner drink.
smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, pured into chalice. An amber brown beer with almost no head. Pleasant aroma - coffee and brown sugar, fruit. Great palate with spice, coriander, toast, vanilla, yeast. Long finish- not too dry or sweet. Really nice beer in spite of very high ETOH. Drank this with spicy lamb curry- highly recommended.
whatalesya (21) - , North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown. Sticky sweet caramel/sugary initial flavor, incredibly smooth. Full body. Almost buttery in itís mouth feel, but not syrupy thick. Moderate carbonation. The initial caramel/roast/malt sweetness almost overwhelms but after a moment a hop bitterness kicks in to balance things out, then all the flavors blend and it fades into a warming sensation as the alcohol makes itís presence felt. Notes of dark chocolate, the aforementioned caramel, mixed fruits were all detected. Finish is warm, slightly tingly, sticky caramel sweetness still very present. Too bad itís not readily available year round!
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This could be one of my favorites! An awesome treat. It pours a garnet color with a small off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is citrucy and hoppy with hints of pineapple. The taste is smooth and well-balanced. There are distinct tastes of hops, pineapple, and caramel.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark murky copper with a hint of red. No visible carbonation. Thick one finger head. Aromas is heavy malt, spices and fruit. Smooth mouth feel which gets bubbly and bitter, followed by a pleasant taste of alcohol. After a few sips the taste gets sweeter and fruitier.