cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reminded me very much of a British Old Ale or lighter Barleywine. The flavor was full and a bit sweet with a fruity-estery quality that ws a bit surprising, without an overwhelming hop presence, which is in itself surprising for Stone. Nice, but not stellar.
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor bring sweet malts. Unfortunately, the hops and wood have all faded at this point. =
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to djd07. Pours hazy dark brown. No head. Smoky, musty, nose. Taste is fairly, hints of chocolate, burnt malts. Body is a bit thin. Held up well I guess.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Coleman. Pours a deep amber with a small tan head. Nose is nutty, brown sugar, burnt toast and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit papery, brown sugars, more nuts. Palate is a touch thin. Not bad.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Definite oxidized aroma with cardboard and mint. Bready aspects follow. Milk chocolate in the flavor with bread toast and mint. Interesting.
fonefan (31768) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. [ Vintage ]. Unclear matt medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, light chocolate, wood notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a beige head. Sweet nutty aroma with some mellow hops and only a slight oxidization. Rich body, soft carbonation, nuts, vanilla, a little woody and licorice all-sorts - even chocolate with only a discreet bitterness in the finish. In pretty good shape for an 8 year old beer really! 200412
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Per, a few years old bottle
It pours a brown color, with small head. Oxidized aroma of caramel, light phenol. Semi-sweet flavor of dark caramel, some oxidisation again; correct bitterness, but less that it should have been originally. Doesn’t age well.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks riversideAK! Milk chocolatey nose, dry dark bread. Murky mousey brown. Great balance between toasty caramel and ashy grain. Creamy finish. Everything I love in a dark beer.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. drank on 11/28/11. Pours a med darker orange not much head. caramel, bread, dough, vanilla, woody, raisin. It was past being top notch but being as old as it was held up good. Lots of sweet taste like carmel and dark sugar fruit. Not bad given age but prob a lot better in past. Had anv 9 today sucked so happy 8 was fairly good.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose oxidized port nose aged woody earth caramel brown bread. Brown hazy reddish orange pour. Thin tarnish head. Caramel brown bread toast vanilla light wood and earth. Oxidize d sweetness honey. Held up incredibly well. Well carbonated. Good stuff lingering g light port notes.