Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma: hoppy, grapefruits, sweet orange, juicy hops, spices, quite nice and did not expect to find hops in a beer this old...Taste is nice grapefruit,pine, some sweet malts, spice, banana, yeasty. Quite nice!
kramer (4572) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is pale slightly sweet malt with a little bit of spiciness and some minimal lingering hops. Reminds me a bit of a similarly aged Duvel. The flavor is showing it’s age a bit in that it’s a little dulled, but there’s still some nice spice notes, especially a little bit of pepper. Not a whole lot of oxidation, but there is some, mostly just dulled quite a bit. Finishes with some doughy maltiness and a little hint of alcohol. Medium bodied with a bit of clinginess one the finish and nice fizzy carbonation. This one isn’t bad at all, but it is a bit lacking in character.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color. Two finger head that decipated quickly. Weak lacing. Caramel aroma. Butterscotch aroma. Malty aroma. Whiskey flavor. Watery palate. Hoppy flavor. Odd. Liked the 07 vintage better.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Falling Rock 12/15/2012. Clear dark golden, nearly copper with a thin laceful white head. Musky aroma of dank fruity hops, earthy toffee, basement musk, apricot, some rustic caramel malt, and a subtle touch of white wine barrel. Flavor was smooth and rich, with a nice balanced body, full palate, subtle bit lively carbonation...put together really well. The flavor though, I wasn’t too fond of. Slight acidic sourness like white wine, floral bitterness, oak, dusty yeast, earthy pale malt, and a dry finish. Kinda ’meh’.
kidmartinek (3218) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, pristine gold color. Earthen yeasty aroma but crisp. A little bit of peat. Bubbly bitter yeasty taste with some light fruit notes. A great night opener.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Tap and Mallet’s Stone flight of 8 Vertical Epic Series from 05.05.05 to 12.12.12. Pours hazy golden orange with a beige head. Aroma of orange, candied sugar, sweet subtle dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, dried fruits, orange, yeast and subtle Belgian spices. Decent bite at the end.
deekyn (990) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
888 A - pours clear nuclear orange with no head. S - airy grainy sweet fruity, lemon, candied apple, cereal, honey and floral notes as well. M - medium full bodied, simple palate. Low carb. T - grainy, barley, honey, doughy, dark dried fruit up front. Caramel malts, light grass and Belgian yeast on the palate. Apple cider/bruised apples, brown sugar, hints of rum?. Lingering sticky sweet with notes of grasses. O - rather unexciting sweet malt heavy Belgian. 3.3
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PhillyCraft (2767) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Capones, aromas and taste of alcohol, booze, bannana clove yeasty spice, toffee, dark fruit, candy sugar. Very sweet and boozey. The sweetness was almost cloying until the excessive booze destroys every taste bud and feelin in your worhtless mouth for drinking such a terrible overrated beer. This kind of brew is just not for me, don’t understand how it can be this hot tasting being 4 years old and only 8.4 percent. Ill stick to "enjoy by" when it comes to Stone, nothing else interests me all that much.
tcane7 (1520) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stone. Pours an orange-gold with no head. Some citrus, banana, yeast, spice. Not much hop flavor at this point, still a little boozy, mostly, banana, yeast funk and some citrus flavors.
tomciccateri (979) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at O’Neill’s Stone Beer Dinner. Pours a deep gold color with a white head. Medium body with slightly sweet malty flavor. Mellow Belgian yeast character matched with a malty sweetness ala a Belgian tripel. Late alcohol presence. Nice.