DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-tan body. The aroma has candied oranges, leather, pear and orange rind. Lots of musty, cheesy hops. The flavor has an aged quality, meaning the predominant flavor (hops of course!) has that same mustiness. Otherwise there’s grapefruit, maple wood, and some gentle caramel. This beer is very enjoyable, I like how age has made it a smooth drink as well as giving it interesting charactersistics. Thanks to Jason for sharing his bottle!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to EDA for sharing at the RNH Charity california beer event. This was like a mix between 2 and 3. Not quite as held up as the 2, and not quite as funky or lame as the 3. Cheesey cheddar, hops, garden spice, green grassy, metallic stale hops and a dull crackery malt. Flavor is more stale hops, green, grassy , chlorophyl astringency, light metal, some cheese, leather and earth with a decent bitterness in the end.
malrubius (1515) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Pale orange with small head. Old oranges in cardboard boxes aroma. Sweet oraqnge cardboardy flavors. Still carbonated. Drinkable.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Hazy golden beer. Thin head. Aroma is more honeyed and sweet than the 3rd anniversary. The bitterness is still present, but there is a touch of apricot fruitiness with a bit of Belgiany, oxidized, sherryish notes.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by EDA as part of a complete vertical. This was a touch better than the 3rd anny, but not better than the 2nd. Sweet, dark bread dough aroma, caramelly sweet hop, sweet watery hop flavor. Pissy and dank, the flavor is still kind of there but still old tasting. A bit milky and lactic.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Looks and smells a lot like the 2nd and 3rd, with dark plum and barley wine like notes. Nice light carbonation. Finished with a light bitterness. Better than the 3rd.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours a orange hazy body with a thin lacing. Oxidation, metallic notes, dry and some tobacco and caramel.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle enjoyed at the 2008 Stone Winter Storm
Appearance is a cloudy orange hue, minimal head dissipates quickly, and no lacing of note
Smell is big piney hops, some slight citrus and honey sweetness, nice malt background
Taste is smooth chewy hops, followed by sugary sweetness and subtle pale malts, very slight oxidation and alcohol presence in the finish, the hops are amazingly solid and flavorful after 7 years
Mouthfeel is full-bodied, oily and thick texture, and ample carbonation
Drinkability is high, this is a very well-aged IPA/DIPA (8.5%) with a great hop profile that has stood up well over time, the alcohol is well-masked and the flavors are unique and refreshing, it was interesting to compare this to the 4th on tap which was sweeter and less hoppy, absolutely one of the top Stone beers of the day
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the tap at the Stone Winter Storm 2008. I had ordered this beer along with a Sawyer’s Triple and both were served in a small glass of an estimated six ounces. I was a little upset though since the waitress had confused the two beers with each other and I had to do the math myself and figured out on my own which was which. Anyways, This was a crystal clear golden brass/blonde ale with a decent layer of foam and no sign of any sediment or dust. The aroma was a bold and lively serving of hops and citrus. The flavor was strong and held a fresh juicy grapefruit taste and tons of hops considering the few mouthfuls I consumed. I’d really like to see this and all of their rare anniversary ales re-brewed and bottled to let everyone experience what delicious beer recipes Stone has in their archive.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Stone winter Storm 1/28/08, shared with bikesandbeer and my girlfriend Cyn. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet, hoppy, mellow and bright with a bit of peachy quality to it.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Stone Winter Storm ’08: This help up fairly well I have to say. Poured a hazy gold color with an off-white head. Aged sweet malt aroma. Some notes of orange juice but still some hop presence. Citrus aroma and flavor hops. the citrus mixes well with aged malt character in the flavor. Medium bodied with some bitterness still present.