Westkyoto77 (334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark toffee body with a huge rocky off-white head. Heady nose of caramel, resin hops and raisins. Slightly sticky with a weighty body, but hops and alcohol blend smoothly with the flavours. Don’t know about the oaked part, but it was a solid and well-finished late afternoon sipper.
chucklemation (159) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown ale with a white head. Has a prominent bitter flavor, with a smidgeon of oak added.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, San Diego. Clear deep amber pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasty, fruity, some alcohol, a hint of licorice and spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, some aged hops and spicy. A little less exciting than I expected and the oak aging is not that noticable. Still a very well made brew. 7/3/8/3/14
MadRobin (1397) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Densely hazy, rusty-red with a 2-finger golden tan head and excellent lacing.
The aroma begins with as mainly caramel malt, gradually aromas of woodsy oak, pine, leaf duff and orange emerge. While the aroma is not particularly strong, it is very enticing.
Taste of caramel, citrus, pine, leaf duff, oak, orange and mango. Complex, tasty and intriguing.
Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy garnet with a thick khaki cap. Nose involves tropical fruit, sweet perfume, cherries, doughy bread, and light spice. Quite sweet, fairly bitter. Medium to full bodied, fairly active, with a toasty dry oak bitter finish. A decent brew, but I enjoy the regular version more than this. The oak didn’t improve the base beer in my view.
b79turner (207) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours amber with a 1" tan head. This is the typical Arrogant Bastard, hoppy, bitter beer. I don’t get a lot of the oak, unless it comes in the form of more hops. Good beer, tough to drink more than a couple though.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks cards04 for this one. Dark brown body with off white head and some lacing. Nice malty aroma, some hops, quite sweet and dried fruit smelling though. Taste is nice and malty with with a medicinally bitter aftertaste that I could have done without. Not perfect, but still quite good.
JHeath99 (303) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with slight off white head. Aroma of caramel and wood. Taste of caramel and oak with a bit less hoppy bite than most Stone beers.
want1DIPA (150) - - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Stone Oceanside. I really enjoyed the oaked balance with the carmel and malt.
Elwood (2908) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a ruddy color with a large off white head. The nose is fairly strong with dark caramel, wood, earthy, and a slight pine note. The hop notes are surprisingly subdued on the tongue. I would give a slight edge to the caramel up front with the wood coming through mid palate finishing with the slightly resinous pine notes. A tasty beverage.