Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
honeyish colour, lots of light lace. Medium to full mouthfeel, hoppy and scotchy and honey aroma. Rich bitterness, citrussy,lace cushioning tongue. Carmel for some balance. Very drinkable. Very good old ale. Variety of hops UK and American in here. Thanks Doc Jay.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trasparent red pour with carbonation bubbles constantly rising from the bottom in a chapaigne like manner to feed the medium-sized tan head. Aroma is sour hops and some bread. In the mouth it is a bit thin up front with a smooth malt middle and a long lingering bitter grapefruit finish. If you enjoy the "Bastard" series of ales offered by Stone but find them too strong to be session ales then this should be your thing.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber. Not nearly the red, blood like color as indicated in the commercial description. That was actually a disappointment as I was looking forward to seeing a color like that. Malt on the nose. Flavors of vanilla, malt and fruit with some hoppiness. It had a thick mouthfeel and flavors inproved as the beer warmed. A gift from Beervana.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
We have a beautiful pour here...caramel colored,with a thick light brown head. Aroma only got hoppy when the glas was agitated. Otherwise, the aromais largely tart with corn accents. Flavor is full with a solid balance, that only shifted and thickened when warm. Finish is sweet with moderate hoppiness. Interesting and fresh.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer offers a nice hearty aroma of roasted hops. It fills the glass with a cinnamon colored solution that sits under a thick wheat colored head. This thin beer spreads well enticing the entire mouth with its bitter but sweet taste of hops. This beer allows the taste to be enjoyed long after it smoothly faded away.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, alcohol, cherries, chocolate, ruby body with a thick head. Taste is hops, vanilla and caramel.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Someone cracked this at my party though didnt actually drink any of it so at least I had some to drink warm...
Deep, rich amber pour with a very nice head, even at 72 degrees. Aroma is very hoppy and nice. Flavor is much more balanced though still highlighting citrusy hops of the nice malt finish. Nice bitterness and a rich creamy palate make this a very nice beer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 (02.08.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors. 8% ABV. Bottle labeled as best before 10/07/05. Batch 22688e. Clear red-orange hued ale having a small white head. Soft carbonation. Rich malt and hop aroma. Medium bodied beer that starts with light malt sweetness and pronounced hop/grapefruit flavors. Finishes dry and clean with traces of grapefruit flavor and light hop bitterness. Well-balanced beer with notable hop flavor and bitterness. A very good stock ale.
kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Deep copper body, clear, with a small but firm off-white head. Resiny hop aroma with some grainy malt showing through. There are some positive malt aspects of caramel and toffee. Mostly harsh bitter citric hops up front in the flavor, with a bitter then caramel sweet finish. Rather muddled and generic flavor with a high test alcoholic finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation, slightly sticky on the finish. Overall, nothing about this lights up my palate.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle obtained via trade with beeryum. Pours dark amber with a slightly hazy appearance and a thick off-white head. Interesting aroma of caramel, floral citrusy hops and a touch of ovaltine(!) Very bold and flavorful. Notes of caramel, toasted malt, toffee and then grapefruity piney hops. Very well balanced. Pleasantly sweet, plenty of hop bitterness in there as well. Alcohol content very well hidden. Full round an creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in broken sheets, great head retention. Good stuff.