j12601 (6584) - 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.
fonefan (35066) - 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. 
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.
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.
Butters (3763) - 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.
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!
MmmcKay (1051) - 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.
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.
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.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque orange amber color. Thin off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is complex, with dominant citrus and floral hop notes. Flavor is even more complex, with some very sweet caramel notes balancing out the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly viscous but very smooth and hides the alcohol well. Absolutely outstanding. I can only imagine what it would have been like fresh.