drjay44 (3088) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, over a slightly hazy copper (SRM 18) body.....nose is cereal, hints of brown sugar, slight allspice phenolics, hints of whiskey, no esters....taste is light sweet, cereal malts, Bourbon tones, light terpene, slight pepper, leading to a moderate lingering, light pine, citrus peel bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, slight terminal acidity. This is a very different beer and very different from the typical Amber. Some of the aromas and flavors are incongruous to the ingredients, but all in all makes for an interesting beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is a desert island red. All the great flavors of an imperial red but moderate in its 6.5 abv. Great nose of citrus and pine with ripe ctirus fruit dominating but a little spice too. Cloudy red with little head and no lace. Outstanding flavor of resiny citrus and sweet caramel/crystal malt. Medium bodied. Everything you could want from a west coast red ale. Would love to have this on tap.
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark amber color with a slight beige head. The aroma is mild with hints of malts. The taste is decently malty with a slightly bitter after taste. The texture is decent but the taste is still lacking some deeper characteristics. Still ok for a red ale, but to the average consumer the Jamaican label on an American beer will throw people off.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with frothy head. Nose is full of malt and hops. A bit of caramel and roasted notes near the end. Taste is a very balanced sweet with a hoppy finish. Great happy hour choice like the fusion.
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Baruni’s in Baden, PA. Perfectly tuned to the reggae spirit although not as tasty as a Red Stripe. Taste may vary depending on venue and state of mind.
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber with a thick foamy head. Aroma is hoppy with dark fruity notes. Taste is a well balanced blend of caramel malts and bright citrusy hops. Good. Six pack material.
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Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone 17th . Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, caramel, fruitiness and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel and nuts. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Stone 17th anniversary party. Dark amber in color, clear, and with a small light beige head. Rather boring aroma and flavor, some pleasant hoppy notes though, as well as caramel hints and a little hint of lightly roasted malts. Medium body, quite dry. Decent finish. A quite boring one, can’t understand what it is doing in this company. 130816
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica
Clear amber with a small off-white headn and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and toffee. Flavors of toasted malts and caramel