thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark orange color with a white head. The aroma is tons of grapefruit from that awesome Simcoe dry hop. Taste is thick, malty, chewy, and citrus hoppy. Loved it. Extremely, and incredibly easy to drink for a 10% beer. I can’t wait to have another one.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber pour with a long lasting 1inch or so head, pine hit my tongue first, then lots of fruitiness, citrus, followed by maltiness. Not overly sweet, plenty of hops, great brew!
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, floral and citrus hops. Very evident with the Simcoe hops. Flavor starts off huge with the caramel and floral hops and finishes strong with the citrus hops. Nice bitter finish with a little a alcohol warming. Yet again another delicious brew from Stone.
IndianaRed (2569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Bottle Pourts a slightly hazy orange amber with a nice creamy dense off white head. Thick heavy lacing. Wonderfull aroma of nice sweet carmel, honey and the Simcoe hop slant. I wonder if I can convince my wife to wear this stuf. Terrific. Flavor is plenty of malty sweetness. Almost sugary. Honey again, light brown sugar and a surprisingly moderate hop bitterness. ABV is listed at 10% but hidden quite well. A late longering burn as it goes down but seems to go with everything else nicely. Very nice creamy soft palate. Soft carbonation as well. Worthy of Stoes Aniversary series for sure.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a misty copper color with a nice puffy head, small bubbles and lovely lacing. The nose is sticky and fruity with lots of floral notes and tropical fruits buzzed with a pine tree and pummelo; just a snatch of alcohol and plenty of malts in there to balance. The flavor is awesome, nice sweet caramels blend with the well picked hops; simcoe, lovely, to balance and produces a very sweet honey like hoppy brew with light bitterness and a rich body. This is really quite good, I had my doubts before about this based on some of the others ratings, but this is straight up balanced and marvelously shows the harmony of hop and malt as they dance. Thanks Ken for sharing this gem!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is clear copper with a nice densely bubbled khaki head...smell is citric and warm and the pine comes through too...nice aroma...some bready notes in the nose too...slick and greasy texture in the mouth...it tastes good with some resin and pine flavors along with day old baguette...slight tart and bitter finish...otherwise there is nothing to this...alcohol wasn’t apparent at all, so this was sort of like a mediocre IPA with a horrendous blast zone...deceptive...well done hiding the 10%...finish was very quick...very very quick...overall this is just weak, flavorwise...I want to reiterate, there is nothing overly negative about this beer, but there is nothing interesting about it either...
railcat1 (689) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It finally made it to IN.and i love it.This was a hop explosion with pine and a bitter finish awesome.I love DREADNAUGHT and this is very close but not quite the same finish.This is very enjoyable and i would drink this any time.CHEERS to stone for making this
Panzuriel (1347) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very hazy copper brown liquid wiht a nice tan foam of small bubbles. Nose is very hoppy and acrid with a nice fruit hints noted and citrus. Tangy zesty and refreshing on the mid to end taste finishing cleanly. Good end bitters on the swallow. Body is smooth and full. The best IPA I have ever had.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber honey in color with massive fruity aroma. This beer poured with tiny white head. Rich, thick, and syrupy with the taste of grapefruits and fruity flavors dominating. Chewy malty body with mild alcohol finish. This beer assults your senses! Thanks goes to cbkschubert for the bottle.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 Pours dark honey w/ full semi creamy froth. Aromas of a malted pine forest. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Flavors of .....it’s a freakin malt bomb w/ a big piney resin character and a slight biscuit garter. Like chewing on a piece of caramel in a malted pine forest. They should have just made it into a candy bar. Massive malt chewy caramel. Residual asprin tingle finish. Not balanced at all. Over the top. You get the caramel, pine, vanilla, leather, and citrus. I was expecting something totally different. *****REVISED 6-1-2007 Just had another bottle that was stored in 35F weather. This brew is gone man. Not much structure left being that that hop profile has dwindled to reveal more of a barleywine. Flavors get a little earthy and the finish is a tad cloying w/ a fragment of what once was hopsy asprin.