leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown and ruby with a small head. Aromas are woody, hoppy and floral with pine. Quite smoky with earthy notes. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with earthy hops and spices. Sweet pine on the finish. Good.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Bottle pours amber with a very thick head. This bottle is way too carbonated. The glass fills mostly with foam. There is no hop aroam so I am guessing that this is an aged bottle. It smells like mostly sweet malt. Has a medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt. Overall a nice session brew if you like aged malty amber ales.
Update: Rerate after having this on tap. Aroma is wet sticky hops. Opulent mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect. Tastes like oily hop resins with soft malt undertones to back it up. This is a great beer on tap.
ghawener (1476) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darft @ Stone Brewery: Fresh directly from the brewery to the glass, nice session brew, the low ABV lets you enjoy many of these.
GT2 (8830) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at Carrboro Beverage Co. Pours a nice reddish brown with a medium, tan head. Aromas of floral hops, hop resin, and citrus. Taste is like a dark IPA in my opinion. Lots of sweet caramel malt but this is almost overtaken by the hops- unbalanced I feel. Aftertaste is dry and resiny. Overall very good. I would not think the alcohol content was so low- but who cares.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice looking reddish hue with a beige head that lingers. Aroma of hops and resin. Right up front in the flavor are the hops. The body has a nice caramel sweetness to it to balance out the spicyness. Well carbonated and a very dry finish that leaves a piney flavor aftertaste. Pretty good amber, this has a lot of what I like in a good amber.
douglas88 (6491) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a dark amber color with a medium tan head. The aroma is full of citrus and hops, some light caramel also. The taste was quite nice; lots of caramel malts, balanced well by a nice hoppy bite. Some citrus and a smooth medium body. Nice. Very quaffable.
AmEricanbrew (6036) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper red with a fleeting tan head. Nice piney hop and caramel sweet aroma. Medium body. Easy drinking flavor of toasted malt grist mixing nicely with a piney hop bitterness. Very tasty beer here.
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the room in Denver. Clear mahogany brown - white head. Roasted, burned, fruity, high bitter hoppy, spicy, nutty, ryebread, grapefruity, pine needles, citric. Light sharpness.
rederic (3088) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, with a fluffy beige head, sweet toasty, floral hop nose, with a leafy, peppery, minty accent, with a grassy note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a grainy, biscuity, toasty, caramelized malt character, with a toffeeish accent, and a mild flowery hop leafy, grassy, lime citrusy, piney note, leading towards a malty, leafy hop bitterness finish.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
All the Stone trademarks are visible here: bold, robust flavour, hefty malt backbone, semi-syrupy sweetness. All in all a balanced Amber that fits my autumn mood. Colour was mahogany red with some golden hue thrown in for good measure. Nose was caramel, apricot, hoppy, and woodsy. The finish was long-lasting an left a good impression, Amber ales being not one of my most cherished drinks, this one left me feeling pretty good. On tap at THRASH ZONE, Yokohama!