rederic (3256) - 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!
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white ehad.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of hops, grape fruits and pine needles.
Sharp and dry hoppy finish.
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, big off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, some pine. Thin taste of caramel malt, bitter, slight citrus. Decent, mostly because of the low ABV. Good aroma, but thin taste.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Piney nose. Flavors have a sweet malt entry that quickly gives way to the citrus overtones of the hops. I tasty and refreshing beer.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle an amber with small off-white head. Nose is nice with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is dry with pine, citrus, slight grapefruit, a touch of roast and a finishing carbonation tang. Palate is lightly malty with a good carbonation tang to it. Overall an enjoyable beer that is easy to drink and has some great flavors.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flanagan’s Ale House. I’d never had this before, as it is not available in KY. But, it was still on after last Thursday’s Stone promo with Greg. Anyway, nice citrusy nose. Clear beautiful amber color. Medium bodied, with nice blanace of roasty malts and spicy hops. Immensely drinkable.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amazing beer for only 4.4 per cent ABV, it has color, flavor and appearance, probably one of the best and most flavorful under 5% beers. Pours a dark red amber with a brooding head, lacing abounds, flavors are hops, and caramalized malts, palate is thinner than other Stones, but stronger than some of the other beers available. Great picnic beer.
Nik925 (786) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good bitterness, bold malt flavor (esp for a 4.4 abv) notes of cherries come out between the malt and hops. A good hop flavor (what you expect from stone) but while the flavors are strong, they are a bit thin and unfinished.
If the style Light Amber existed, this could be top of the pile, but its scored properly in the middle.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and earth. Flavor is sweet malt with a good balance of hops for the style. Thin body with good carbonation.