deekyn (862) - 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 (2595) - 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 (1363) - 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 (938) - 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.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Honey colored pour with barely a trace of head. Aroma is faded hops. Sweet flavor of golden brown sugar, and light corn syrup. Enough hops remain for it to be balanced and even leave a nice bitter aftertaste. I think this one has held up exceptionally well. Very enjoyable.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps its unfair that I rate this so low, but I had an aged version of this beer, courtesy of James at the Winter beer tasting in 2012. 4 years later? This beer loses much of its carbonation and exhibits some peculiar oxidized off-flavors. More cardboard than banana, for instance. Not terrible, just don’t age it.
Phillies08Champs (621) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Damico’s for the Vertical Epic Series. Pours clear golden yellow with some head. nose is citrus rind and mild funk, first sip is slightly syrupy and malty resin with a slightly cloudy tangy creamy finish. not bad
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) clear gold, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of strong floral hops, alcohol, earthy, herbal, grape skin. Taste is shockingly hoppy given the age, floral, peppery, herbal. Agave, interesting but not my favorite. Bitter palate linger, alcoholic finish.
DialSquare (2049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled up at Proof with 07, 09, 10. My second favorite behind 07. Gold pour. Sweet honey yeast aroma. Sweet caramel malt, honey, and light spice. Good balance at this point.
MadRobin (1437) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churchkey in Logan Circle neighbohood, Washington, DC on 12/12/12.
Clear, bright traffic light amber with thin off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel and spice.
Taste of cloves, spice, pineapple and tropical fruit.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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