hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted as part of a vertical including the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Anniversary beer (big thanks to egadzis!). Poured a cloudy copper color with a white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, caramel, and light grapefruit. Lightly sweet.
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Aug 4th, 2003: The 6th anniversary Porter was a bit of a letdown, but this beer is more along the lines of what I was hoping for. Pours a rich amber color with a medium thick light beige head. Decent lacing and mildly effervescent. Nice citrusy/hoppy aroma. More hoppy flavor than their regular Pale which is a good thing, and it retains a good balance. The finish is very resolute in the amount of hops as well. The finish is thorough and hoppy all the way. Well done.
madsberg (11412) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Flowery, fruity and malty aroma. Quite distinct. Full hoppy and fruity flavour. Some cocoa notes. Full bodied and balanced. Crisp and spiced. Ends on a nice bitterness. Good one. Thanks egajdzis for trading.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet carael malt aroma with lots of piney citrus hops, big hop flavor well balanced on top of a rich sweet carmel malt base, long bitter finish, initally a slight hint of alcohol fumes,
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Very handsome, crystal clear, deep golden ale.
Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head. "Ring around the glass" lacing.
Very complex aroma. I'm sure I'm missing things here, but I detect caramel, must, piney and peppery (jalepenos) hops.
Floral hops as well. Also, vineous with hints of honey.
Grapefruit and rich, sweet malt in the flavor. Not-quite-balanced and salty with some evergreen.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter... then dry finish.
World class brew!
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a little past it’s prime, given the past high scores. sampled at Stone 1/09...over 5 years old. Still pretty good, but i’ve had many better pales. everything mellowed just a bit too much."
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A HUGE thanks to belgianhomebrew for this one. First of all, I consider this to be an Imperial IPA. The pour was turbid copper/orange, with a big, creamy white head and more lace than Oprah in lingerie. Exquisite aroma which included hops, fruit, spice, and citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a solid malt presence, and some frutiness and finishing spiciness. The palate was medium, firm, bold. This one, to me, seemed like 3 parts I2PA + 1 part barleywine. I no longer want a Harley. I want a vertical tasting of the Stone Anniversaries.
jercraigs (9885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful barley wine like aroma, gorgeously thick sweet malty aroma enchants and lures you in only to have the disappoint like the stunning girl next door who turns out to have implants. Just doesn't live up to the aroma. Good beer but not great.
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone 7th anniversary. Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. No hops left. Old prune and plum aromas, and old malt. A little better than the 2nd through the 5th, but still I’d imagine nothing like the beer it once was.
JorisPPattyn (9534) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reasonably bright orange-amber; no head. Real pine-wood, resiny hopscharacter already in the nose. Very hopbitter. Good underlying malt, but stops just short of balancing. Thick, oily hops keep filling the palate. One question. I have had the Arrogant B., Double ditto, IPA, etc. etc. And loved most of them. But aren't they never interested in changing it just that little bit to get something original?