Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Sampled October 2004, 5 years old] Huge thanks to cquiroga for sharing this gem. An unclear amber beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and overripe fruit. The flavor is also quite sweet and again with alcohol and overripe fruit, prunes and peaches coming thru. An OK brew - but impossible to tell it is (was) and IPA - now it is more like a Barley Wine.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Pale golden pour. Aroma is heavily oxidized. Chewy and still very bitter. There is a vaguely Belgian character to the malts with a touch of light spiciness. Chewy and a little bit spicy with a lot of wet dankness. What else could you expect after 10 years?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper with a lacey white head. Semi-oxidized, toffee caramel aroma is completely bereft of any noticeable hops. Body has a decent malty thickness and complex palate. Virtually no hop flavor left, but still has a pleasant bitterness there. Many thanks to cquiroga for giving me a chance to try this very rare brew!
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, extra special thanks to Chris for the bottle! Poured clear coppery amber (at least initially) with a short cap of off-white head.. left a dusting and some looser bubbles around the edge. The aroma picked up sweet, warmer grapefruit with what seemed like sweet Amarillo hoppage.. some spicy notes and caramel as well. The flavor had lots of grapefruit and floral notes at the core, with spicy and floral bitterness surrounding.. drier grassy notes with a sweet finish. A tad shy of medium-bodied with very enjoyable spicy notes.. long, rather oxidized finish (as-expected), which I thought worked alright this far along. Very glad to have tried this!
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Crazy. Second anniversary isn’t in the database, so notes on that one are included here. Pours a hazy brown to orange amber, with little black floaties that look like coffee grounds. Caramel and old prunes on the nose. Really good carbonation, surprising actually. Tastes a bit like old cardboard. 3rd looks like an even more hazy version of the 2nd. Flavors and aromas are very similar, and the doubled hops from 2nd to 3rd have fallen out completely. 3rd is bitter and tastes even older than the 2nd. Very cool to get a chance to try these.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by EDA, thanks Mike.
First off: Stone 2nd Anniversary. Pours a hazy amber golden body with an off white head. Sediment, paper, caramel, toffee with hints of etoh and tobacco. Plumy raisonetts and still carbonated. 3.0
Stone 3rd Anniversary. Pours a hazy orange body with a thin lacing. Obvious oxidation, chewing tobacco, hints of spices and paper and a metallic character. 2.6
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone vertical in DavidP’s room, GABF weekend... Cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head and nice lacing on the glass. Fruity, citrus, lots of malts, but still some hops, very musty aroma. Taste was oxidized and certainly past its prime at this point. Lots of tropical fruits (peaches), sweet woodiness, and also just a touch of bitterness. Big props to cquiroga for this and the 4th!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber shared by EDA!!! Damn dude. EDA even brought out the Stone 2nd Anniversary as well! Unfortunately this 3rd anniversary held up even worse than the 2nd- it was way past its prime. Pours a hazy dull orange and a thin soda like head. Aroma is old mildew stale, fungyusy with mushroom and vegetable ash, stale old hops, with a funky light tart note almost like a jonge lambic- strange. Flavor is old hops, cheesy light funk, leather, toasty hints of butter, metallic hops, strange phenols, more funk and mushroom with an earthy herbal finish- even notes of fish? wtf? Strange and obviously way past its prime. Cool to try though.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Jason for sharing! Glad to have tried it, but I know it’s way past it’s prime since being released more than 8 years ago. It pours to a glowing coppery vibrant orange body with a thin wispy white head. The aroma is still hoppy buy has some light cheesy things going on. MrFacto says it’s Isovaleric acid. Very strange. The flavor is hoppy with some grassy bitter lingering hops. Surprisingly not that degraded (other than the Isovaleric acid) after 8+ years... The palate is decently bitter. Would have liked to see it in its prime.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Stone Winter Storm. Aroma was sweet; citrus hops, pine and fruit. Flavor was much of the same. Found it very complex, and unusual for an IPA. Mellow, smooth flavor, despite the complexity. Very good.