SimpsonsFan714 (3) - - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle, in Stone Russian Imperial Stout snifter. This bottle has been aged at room temperature since it was purchased in mid-August 2008.
**Appearance**: Cloudy and a sort of brownish-orange in color. By pouring aggressively and splashing, I was able to get a tall, off-white head. It faded slowly to a thick, sticky ring. Decent lacing left behind.
**Nose**: Fruity and sweet. There’s orange, mango, tangerine and pineapple, followed by a bready yeast aroma.
**Mouthfeel**: Medium bodied and dry. The finish comes on quickly and smoothly. There’s not a lot of carb or alcohol bite, but that’s OK as they’re not needed in this beer.
**Taste**: Bitter orange peel and bready yeast, followed by tangerine and orange. There’s no alcohol taste. The faded hops are evidenced by the lingering bitterness.
**Overall**: This is an awesome beer. It’s one of the first beers that I bought specifically to be aged, so I’ve been looking forward to this and was not disappointed.
**Room temp vs. cellar temp**: I aged this at room temperature, and it tastes great. I don’t have a cellar-temp aged bottle to which to compare this one, so I can’t say how it would have differed. I get the feeling it might have come out a little "better", but I don’t see anything wrong with this one.
mateuszk (1784) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Belgian fruitiness, floral and sweet malty notes. In taste medium sweet, fruity with spicy finish. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation, finish is bitter. Great Belgian strong.
Lilja (2684) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, belgisk jäst, tropisk frukt med toner av ljus torkad frukt. Fin maltsötma, lätt kropp, något kryddig, fruktig, välbalanserad men något anonym.
msbernac (1858) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma-floral, fruits, barnyard
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Maarten1993 (935) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Reminds me of a triple. Taste is okay, but not that compelling.
arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep gold. Nose of light overripe fruit, Belgian yeast, and light hops. Flavor is sweet fruit and malt with a light bitterness, Belgian yeast, and mild spice.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clearish pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is loads of peach and pear, sweet cake, bubble gum and vanilla. Finish is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine and melon. Lingering strong bitterness, citrus, peach, pear and melon. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Whooaaaa!
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a huge white foamy head. Nice crisp aroma and a very smooth texture. Very enjoyabl
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of hops and pear. Almost like a Belgian mixed with an ipa. A lot of pine flavor. Light lacing light palate. Not bad.
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, clear. Sweet fruit aromas, oranges, spices. Spicy taste, yeast, alcohol and fruits. Spicy finish.
ttoadee (1276) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold pour, steady white head. Nose is hard fruit and yeast. Middle is creamy malt, some pear, and some herbal hops. Finish is warm and mellow.