madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th July 2010
Cloudy orange - brown beer. Caramel and hops on the nose. Slight soft palate, semi dry with low carbonation. Rich caramel malt with deep rich hops underneath, not that fruity but providing good bitterness. Carries on with more creamy caramel and a little sour note. Aniseed alohol at the end. Full on! A barleywine all the way!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 3/10/11. 12oz bottle. Hazy with a mucky honey brown hue. Bubbled bone white head. Hoppy aromas of bitter grapefruit rind and resin. Full bodied with a huge bitterness. The bitter hops are cut with a mild citrus candy flavor. Overt grapefruit flavors with a resinous stickiness in the finish. Well done!
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Alex dumped this on this!...Pours an ugly apple cider color, murky medium brown, not much carbonation...The aroma is terrible, generic wood, rotting pears, and vanilla. Can’t stand this...The taste is dry hopped wood; a piece of wood that was drenched in dry hopped water.
This is ugly, and smells and tastes terrible. SKIP
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to Kyle for sharing this one! Poured a clear deep amer with a white head that dissipated quickly to the edge. Aroma was full of grape fruit with some pine, a bit of yeast and a bit of a booze/bourbon kick. Flavor was a strong combination of pine and grapefruit with a good amount of bourbon coming out in the finish.
hopscotch (8544) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle…RBSG 2010… Pours murky and golden with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Smells like it has some age on it – woody notes, dried apricot, dried plum and dried peach. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. Nice caramel backbone, but lacks any real sweetness – just a solid leg for the big, bad, juicy citrus hops to stand on. Bitter, abrasive, dry finish.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: snifter. opaque/murky dark orange color. nice light tan head. low retention level. good lacing.
S: huge hop aroma. with a lot of Indian food spice, like curry. some nice sweet malt aromas. very unique.
T: wow. it has such an ethnic food flavor, curry, lemon grass. huge hops, but a nice malt backbone to match them. insense-like.
M: big, bold and beefy. interesting palate...the most so far. good, low carbonation level.
D: exceptional, so unique. would love to get this again.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Floydster at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy yellow color. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy, dust. Flavor is bourbon, hops, and caramel.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, bread, wood, and earth. Flavor of breadiness, grapefruit, caramel, and florals with a bitter finish.
lb4lb (2218) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours colorful. Smell is aged hops and taste is aged hops and kinda syrupy with a hint of bourbon barrel aging. Still slightly hoppy and fruity. Decent
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone Sourfest shared thankfully by Floydster. Super sweet rich honey and grape nose. Rich, sweet smooth taste. Thick and gooey.