Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Swolf3, thanks Wolf. Copper pour with a white head. Malty and somewhat acidic aroma, very lager like.Pretty good hop bite too it, very clean with a nice alcohol warmth in the end, decent.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the hop flavor is kinda strange to me..and it seems a bit cloying and not that balanced...but perhaps I am just an idiot....and I have not really tried any imperial helles to match it to....thanks weeheavy for letting me try this...
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber opened by WeeHeavy at alohaCs 2008 end of the year tasting. Nice, very hoppy aroma. A little bit of ethanol amplifies the aroma. Earthy, grassy citrusy aroma. Very nice aroma. Easy to drink. Very nice. ST is great brewery.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share by ucusty. Clear dark amber pour and quickly disappearing head. Nothing lager-y about this beer. Strong resiny hops on the nose. Spicy from the hops and a little peppery. Some orange peel. Big and assertive; a little sharp and slightly soapy. As with many ST beers, big and interesting at first, but a bit much after a few tastes. Still solid.
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Orange amber color, a pinch hazy. Nice long lasting half inch head. Piny christmas tree aroma. Wow. This is one of the best and most original Winter beers Ive had in some time. Wonderfully combining hardcore piny with eastern euro pils hoppiness, almost peppery. Creamy and drinkable, very smooth on the palate. Great beer.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Small fluffy off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, light pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some pepper, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, some acidity. Very enjoyable for what it is.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a crystal clear deep orange-amber color with a medium sized and long lasted off-white head. The aroma had a nice stiff but not over the top or out of balance citrus nose. Light malt and a touch of pepper spice. The flavor was a mix of malt and grapefruit that did not mix well for me. Almost like a carton of juice getting ready to turn. The finish was semi-dry with a touch of spice and a mild bitterness. Close to a medium body with nice warmth and a silky feel in the mouth.
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Deep amber with a huge white head. Simple balanced aroma of hop and malt. Flavor is overly yeasty with a bit of a hop finish. I was hoping for better out of these guys.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured an amber color with a thin off white head.aroma has juicy grapefruit citrus dry hop, sweet malt, tangerine, and pines. very nice and juicy. mouth feel is medium with average carbonation. flavor has such big citrus pine hops, good bitterness, just enough sweetness, and a hit of alcohol. very enjoyable and the hops used are quite tasty.
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 650mL bottle. Body is dark, clear amber. Aroma is very strong hop. Taste is smoother than the aroma hints towards, but I was personally let down a little by this S.T brew.