j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. The last of the Stone anniversaries I drank, as I still have the 11th and 12th at home and wanted to save space for other exciting things. Pours a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Plums, prunes, and caramel. Comes off almost exactly like the 9th, though not as oxidized. Light bitter finish.
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Butter’s Big Cellar Blowout. Hazy amber orange pour with lacing ring of light tan head. Nose is a nice hoppy malty balance. Flavor is like a barleywine, with some apparent hop profile. Excellent job of hiding abv, but still a pleasant warming experience.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My last beer at Butter’s cellar reduction blowout. Typing is taking me a bit longer now. A few more typos than there used to be. I’m drunk. Hurray beer. Really malty for a IPA. The hops have faded. Barley wine now. Amber color. Caramel aromas. Nice texture on the palate. Lack of hop characteristics are a bit disappointing. Oh well. I still love Stone!!! Yes I’m a Stone Fanboy.
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butters Big Blowout - Pours a cloudy amber with off-white head. Floral hops, caramel and notes of citrus. Similar flavor. Slight hop bitter finish. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent Imperial Double IPA. I want more of this!
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ok this is 3 years old now and is entirely different then anything i thought it would be. pours a hazy amber with thin head. aroma is sweet with zero hops present, but sugar and malts are there. drinks very similar to a barley wine as there are zero hops and it is very sweet and sugary with some red fruits in there too. not what i expected, but still really good.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Butters Big Cellar Blowout. Pours an off-white head and an amber body. Smells of mellow hops and some caramel. Taste is caramel, spice and fruit hops. The hops are mellowed. Finish has some bitterness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was awesome up till a year in but then it hint the fan. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Citrus, grass, floral notes pear and hop character. Like i said at one point it was more like a 4.1 but as for now its drinking more like a 3.8. Ill rate this one as i remember it fresh.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber, thin beige head. Strong bitter pine, alcohol, honey and molasses aroma. Taste is mostly hop bitter with roast as well. Nice and thick texture, well balanced.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1pt 6fl.oz. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].[ Vintage 2006 ].
[ Courtesy of PhilL ]. Unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. I wasn’t that impressed with this. Some lemon and orange flavor. Boozy.