drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at fountainhead. Nice sweet creamy aroma. Take a small sip and its robust and sweet but not overpowering. Take a big sip and it’s intensely smoky. Good and quite complex.
DedicatedToFun (2314) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super smokey and intense wow on tap at the daily pint in los Angeles with friends baby
closey22 (797) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange amber thin off white head; smoky malt Flava with some hops; feels thick an heavy chewy; finishes dry and bitter and acidic tri
MadIndian (2348) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent brew. Notes of raisin toffee, wood, bourbon , vanilla. A beautiful warm sweet finish.
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. 2010 Bottle. Cheers to the ever resourceful Bruce for this one. Hazy amber beer with a big pale tan - cream head. Palate is dry and a little soft. Mild lactose cream and caramel. Spicy bourbon and a trace of dry wood. Dried fruits lurk underneath. Semi dry finish. Usual Stone quality but even after 3 years this still has bourbon bite.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 bottle shared at RBWG. Pours a light, hazy orange with a thin white lace. Nose shows some light bourbon, vanilla, fruitiness. I like this more than I thought I would. Much improved over a non-BA fresh bottle.
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (Vintage 2010) at The Others Tasting, London - another good one from Bruce. Pours lightly foggy amber with a frothy, tan head. Dry, ripe fruits on the nose, light earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with lightly toasted wood, bitter earth, toasty bread and rindy citrus. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more earthy bitterness, ripe semi-dark fruits, alcohol, wood, some dried toffee. Rich and not overly sweet. Nice.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle @ THE Others Tasting. Massive thanks to deeblo for tracking this down! The pour’s a deep reddish brown color with a small off-white head. The nose is sprucy hops, general woodland. Red apples, caramel and hints of nutmeg. The taste is moderately hoppy. Distinctly woody edge. Hints of vanilla and caramel candy. Hot finish. Full body, fine carbonation. Aggressive mouthfeel. This is a real sipper indeed. Overall, a pretty good beer. It still drinks hot, so I’d actually recommend letting this age a bit.
Scopey (6313) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle thanks to Bruce at THE others tasting. It pours deep amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is wood, varnish, nectarine, citrus peel, brown bread, gingerbread, spice, raisin, honey and caramel. The taste is wood, varnish, leather, bourbon, decent bitterness, dark fruit, alcohol warmth, bitter citrus and fruit cake with a bitter finish. Medium-full body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Perhaps a bit more age would smooth this out a bit more, but it is pretty damn tasty. As usual Stone does not disappoint!
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy rrd/ruby liquid with medium off - white head. Aroma of sweet toffee, pine, wood, bourbon, biscuit, coconut and caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of pine, wood/oak and toffee. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice but a bit dilly.