DandyWolfFloyd (1020) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here we are again Stone, "Hello." What did you bring with you in that case of yours? A bounty of hops I’m guessing. Really, how could you asume anything else. Stone does always say, maybe just a little more. I appreciate their bold persona and their beers. The beer is full of heady Northwestern American hops - Tomahawk, Chinook, Warrior, Cascades and alcoholic laden malt bodies, oh that oily hoppitude. The beer is a dark orange-brown color with a thick rust head. Sexual lacing along the side of the glass. I’d describe this drink like handling a ram in your mouth. It’s not for beginners, in fact your likely to cave in from your mouth making a unique spectacle. The beer is like a smoking hop being ground into your mouth. When along comes an alcohol medley via fortified malts. The beer is unapologetically full, oily, with soft carbonation. The finish is abruptly bitter that cools and yields to the alcohol. Rygar stone, rygar!!!
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, hops, spice, dried fruit, caramel and oak.
jsmerig (1473) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish Amber with a smooth silky head. Aroma is malty. Very malty. Taste is malty and syrupy to the extreme up front and equally bitter on the back end. Smooth like a milkshake. Refined and raw power at the same time. I can't believe I haven't rated this before.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 650ml (2015). Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is beige; average sized and lasts wonderfully in the glass. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with notes of pine needles, hop resins, overripe nectarines, overripe apricots, sultana’s, lightly toasted malts, sticky caramel, hints of vinous alcohol and a touch of chocolate. Flavour is a strong resinous/grassy hop bitterness with lightly toasted malts, cooked toffee, overripe stone fruits (nectarines/apricots), orange rinds, raisins, spruce, bourbon (light) and strong rusty/resinous notes in the finish notes. Full bodied with light carbonation, an oily texture and a good length finish.
hawanna (3053) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Munich
Dark Amber, clear, frothy tan-light brown foam head, caramel, bread, cereal, roasty, alcohol, woody, spruce, citrus, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, thick feel, sticky, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
morri (277) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized tan head. Cloudy reddish amber body. Aroma is surprisingly light considering this is an 11% beer. Fruity on the nose. Very malty flavour, hoppy aftertaste. Quite alcoholic.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, toffee, and dark fruits.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma with caramel, raisins, wood, pipe tobacco, and a little alcohol. I thought the flavor was surprisingly mild--smooth and malty with caramel and dark fruit flavors. Bittersweet finish with a lot of drying alcohol. Another fine effort from Stone.
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color. Heavy sweet aromas, tropical fruits, dried fruits, oranges, caramel. Taste mirrors the aromas with some citrus hops during the finish. Really solid American Strong Ale.
Gluepot (407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great offering from the dark side of Stone. A rich mahogany red body with a thin off-white head. Taste profile blends some fresh and powerful elements - earthy and fruity hops, rich, sweet caramel malt, dark berries, brandy and a hint of nuttiness. Rich and sustained taste.
PintjeFritz (136) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice bottle - perfect!!!!
A red cloudy beer with a beige nice head, malty, light bitter, oily, full body, good balance, long finish, yeast dominated, compared with a Belgian beer very perfect,
(I have 0.65l bottle which is bottled on 10/15/15)