Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My sort of 6 months aged one from 2012... Also what is this picture that shows glassware? But I digress...
A: Nothing special here. Smooth, subtle floral note. some malt. like an IPA. I thought this was an IPA? Or can an aged IPA turn into an american strong ale? I dunno... smells fine but nothing special.
A: Appearance is solid. Pours thick and semi hazy. Nice golden bubble head.
T: Some hops, a tinge of malt. Huge alcohol note. Some more earthy notes in there as well. Seems a bit unbalanced. Alcohol is too powerful relative to the rest of the beer.
P: Minor flavor development is overpowered by alcohol.
Overall this is way different than when I had it on tap. It was amazing on tap and from the bottle this is pretty meh. Certainly not bad but it turns into a bit of a boozy mess, losing the hop balanced of the first one of these I had. A lot more earthy flavors come through with the bottle where on tap it was more floral and citrusy. It was interesting to see the differences aging brought but in this case if was for the worse.
GhostS (62) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium aroma – fermented fruits, rum, flowers, a bit of malt, some cereals, belgian yeasts.
strong taste – spicy, fermented fruits with a lot of alcohol, rum, hop’s bitterness, green herbs, belgian yeasts. good beer!
dnicolaescu (2052) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOBMER shared. Rich malty caramel and bread, fruity, smooth spicy alcohol. Big malts, lots of spicy hops, as well as spicy booze. Very good.
Maersk (175) - MOLDOVA - OCT 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, clear (hop haze on the bottom of the bottle), small head. Sweet candy in the aroma. More candies in the taste along with good long lasting hoppy bitterness.
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is one of my friends favorite beers from one of his favorite breweries. I can see why, we are taking a minute to remember his life with a 2007 bottle. Chocolate, toffee, burnt sugars, and fruity alcohols. This is a style that will always remind me of him. Cheers my friend, may you rest in peace.
ametras (1342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear copper with a foamy tan head. Flavors are caramel, resinous hops, earth and alcohol with fruity and grassy notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with off-white head. Big spruce and citrus aroma as head falls. Hop bitterness is high, but balances well with caramel malt. Impression was almost like bitter lemon curd. Mouthfeel was slick initially, and the medium body lightened by average carbonation. Alcohol taste is not apparent, despite high ABV. Strong bitterness in finish and tongue dries out slowly between sips. Not a hop head myself, but had to try this one out! Recommend sharing this one, unless, of course, you like to burn out on American hops!
Desverger (8719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (Stone TTO 27/11/2016) - dark amber brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish
SinH4 (3191) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from tap at Stone Garden Berlin. Hazy amber color with medium eggshell head. Aroma is toffee, pine, doesn’t smell that old! Taste is toffee, oxidized (but in the nice way), spruce, resinous. Oily mouthfeel, fine-bubbled low carbonation. Held up way better than expected. Nice stuff!
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Taphouse. 63 taps stone tap takeover. Clear brown smooth brown head. Mild malty aroma. Slightly like walnuts. Flavor is strong and very complex with layers of notes like malts nuts fruits and a good bitterness to balance. Lovely flavor.
ALIBALI (787) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exorbitant schwer und wollüstig fassograndig. American Strong Ale der Extraklasse. So sollte DAS Kaminbier munden. 2005er Vintage Tap Edition vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN. 0,15/3,30€.