slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a stronger Great Lakes Xmas Ale. I liked it and would recommend.
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Skakapa (52) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, thick yellowy crown. Fruity floral aroma with notes of red cinnamon, more like candy than the actual bark. Green chili aftertaste. I look forward to seeing this age.
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown color with a quickly fading tan head. Smells of deep earthy notes that I canít really pinpoint because I donít have such a sophisticated nose just yet. Perhaps some chocolate or coffee malts in the aroma as well. Taste is threefold; the bitterness hits right away but rolls on smooth - almost reminds me of the Old Guardian Barley Wine in a strange way. The bitterness fades and the taste of the peppers comes through. I didnít LOVE the taste of the peppers, but I could appreciate it for what it is. The finish is warm with the alcohol peeking through. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Overall, interesting beer. I like its uniqueness, but I didnít think its features were as unique as the 12.12.12. which I think I like better.
Livid (49) - - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber, thin head that dissipated quickly. No real lacing, though Iíll note that Iíve had this on draft and it had a much better head/lacing. Spicy aroma - the chiles come through nicely. First sip tastes like a belgian amber, hint of cinnamon, light bitterness and little hop aftertaste. As it warms up, the chiles come through, adding a somewhat salty, "olive brine" flavor. I missed out on the early vertical releases, but this is by far my favorite thus far. Very unusual.
BcOneSeven (46) - Newville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
NOTE: I used the bar code reader and it came up 10.10.10, but this is actually 11.11.11! I¬ím not sure what hit me! Good start... Flavorful throughout... Short on hops for a Stone.... Not sure how to describe the finish... Pleasant aftertaste, but it feels like the room temp went up about 10 degrees! I recommend you try it at least once!
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Odysseyalien (43) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale house, Manhattan 12-13-12.
I was surprised that i liked this as much as i do. Sipping on it now at the BT, the cinnamon flavor is slightly more pronounced on my palate than the chiles. I do taste the chiles though as subtle as they might be. Nice lacing forming in the tulip in front of me as this delicious gem slowly slips away.
A kind of Bayou mud-like appearance in the tulip...thin...difficult to say what color in the low light here.
Gosh...another Stone to add to the rotation. Quite delicious. If you like flavorful beers, and Iím a big barleywine lover, you might like this. I do!
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
drank 1/22/12 from notes. Good foamy head, amber red color, smell citris-y, taste is bitter but not strong despite 9.4! But it was too bitter for me.
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Puts nice dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet with some spice underneath. Lots of different taste. Bananas, chile, sour. All mesh well. Solid effort.
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More cinnamon than chiles, but chiles definitely present in the slight bite at end of sip. This beer didnít do much for me and was fairly unremarkable.
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight bronze, clear light tan head plenty lace. Belgian yeast meets mild cinnamon and back end pepper. Gabi. Similar taste, more Belgian yeast and slight caramel notes. Creamy medium. Body. Better than it sounded.