SimpsonsFan714 (3) - - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle, in Stone Russian Imperial Stout snifter. This bottle has been aged at room temperature since it was purchased in early 2010.
**Appearance**: Orange in color and cloudy. It has a few slow-rising bubbles. Not much of a head, and it disappeared quickly leaving no laces.
**Nose**: Grapes, white wine and a slight vinegar briefly. Honey and citrus fruits like orange and tangerine. Maybe a tiny hint of pumpkin/yam.
**Mouthfeel**: Thin and dry. There’s some bite at at the end, which may be the carbonation.
**Taste**: Spices and pumpkin/yam-like flavors. A lot of wine grapes (which taste similar to pumpkin/yam to me) and not much else.
**Overall**: Definitely my least favorite so far. It’s not horrible, and I can tell that it’s a well made beer, it’s just not to my preferred style. I ended up dumping about a third of the bottle because I just wasn’t interested in drinking it any more.
**Room temp vs. cellar temp**: I aged this at room temperature and I didn’t notice anything that would seem to be ill effects from the temp. 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, but I see no reason to think it would be any different than this one.
Vignale (1656) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Äppeljuicefärgad med ett litet skum. Stor fruktig doft av söta äpplen, aprikoser, söta jordgubbar och aningens jäst. Smaken är först söt, men stramas snart upp och övergår i en torrare, lite syrlig och lätt jästbesk eftersmak. I bryggningen används rågvete, ett hybridsädesslag som främst används för etanoltillverkning. Riktigt gott men kanske lite enkelspårigt.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of a golden tripel with vanilla and dusty, musty fruit -- I do get grapiness, but it’s more like a Saison than wine. Beautiful rich golden-orange body with a short white head. Taste is tart with jammy fruit, principally white grape and strong apricot, but also some orange marmalade and honey, sweet but controlled, very little bitterness. Clean, full body, little carbonation, distinct candi sugar effect but not too minerally, and there’s a deft pale herbal character (though I wouldn’t think to call it chamomile). Alcohol better integrated than the previous editions in this series, which is a nice compliment. At this point, the showy additions aren’t showy, but as a strong, fruity tripel with vinous touches on the margin, this is a rousing success.
jonnyguns (691) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Draught 55. Poured a straw yellow/golden with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, grapes and sour fruit. Taste is fucking sour with a fruity citrus backing. Toffee malts come at the end to add sweetness. Almost a grape bubblegum taste about it. Different shit-not my thing though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GreatDane1632 (22) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from 2011 -- From the bottle it pours a transluscent golden yellow w/ white head. Smells slightly carmelly white a little grape on the nose. Crisp flavor of carmel, grapes, slight alcohol bite with citrus on the tongue. Very nice, would love to drink multiples.
zvsn (298) - ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Stone tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Thanks ariel. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and grapes, a bit spicy with some floral notes. Taste - sweet flavor, raisins, white wine, light cherries-like tartness, spicy. Medium-bodied, a bit syrupy.
ajnepple (1118) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Peachy red and cloudy with a small white head that diminishes to nothing. Aroma and flavor of white wine, grapes, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, musty juice, floral hops, fruity esters, light candy sugar and alcohol. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Strong and boozy with a medium to full body, low carbonation and a warming finish.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone".
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magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours cloudy orange. Nice effervesce. Lemon-lime thing happening on the tongue. Very Nice!
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Russell’s Liquors. Pours blood orange without a ton of carbonation and a thin head. Lots of grape and sugar on the tongue. Hides its alcohol well. Solid but I was hoping it was more spectacular.
Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/2/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head. Malty aromas with sweet fruit, honey, citrus. Buttery flavors, banana, spices. Light hoppy finish.