MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65cl. Dark redish. Wonderful sweet aroma with hints of citrus and malt. Powerful taste; burnth caramel, citrus. Great beer.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a foamy head. Aroma is all pine and citrus hops. Lots of roasty caramel malt balanced out by the hops on the finish. Very nice.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 06/2010)
Clear dark ruby color, small tan head. Sticky cut grass hoppyness and dry yeast. Citrusy hoppy, bready malts, licorice and alcohol. Aftertaste is pleasant, but I don’t like sharp hoppyness in this beer.
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Ruby colour, small head. Aroma is hops, sticky alcohol, more hops and alcohol. Flavour is rather much the same. Very Stone-like hoppy super IPA, but sadly I don’t like this type of hoppyness in a beer...
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, Pours a very cloudy ruby chestnut with a frothy head of the same color, aroma is pear, citric hops, and some alcohol, smooth and juicy, with some of the fruit present and a long-lingering bitter finish
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Brown/Red with huge, creamy, beige head with good lacing. Sugar, caramel and a hint of hops, definitely a shadow of it’s former self. Caramel, sugar, brown sugar and bitter at the end. A touch of roast maybe. Not bad. Very Double Bastard-ie. Wish I had a chance to have it fresh. Not bad though.
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnum bottle, 2010-03-07, Göteborg
AP: cloudy dark borown/reddish coloured body, havey organic beige head. The lacing is hard to take away from glass (after ir’s finished)???
AR/F: heavy IPA (american hops etc), coffey and some bitter chocolate, carmel and great bitterness.
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from shawnm213- thanks, Shawn! I cracked this open on a trip while visiting some friends and was surprised at how well-received it was, especially since I opened it later than the bottle recommended (February 2010). Pours a dark brown-orange-gold color, very odd, with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, nuts, toast, earthy hops, pine resin, citrus (mostly grapefruit), and roast. Flavor was a crazy mix of bitter, sweet, alcoholic, nutty, and roasty. All of the above notes were present and the bitterness finished most prominently. Medium-full bodied, with average carbonation. Very interesting beer, and fun to drink and share. Everyone interpreted this a little differently.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is another classic brew!!Appearance is dark and creepy with a creamy white head....taste is a hop bounty with soooo much malt to back it up!Big winner from Stone here folks!!!Third revist of this beer this year and it still kicks ass!!!