oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Nice creamy malt taste with a nice hop bitterness.
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 2009-06-26. Did not take substantial notes but this had much more orange and more resin than I recall my previous sample having. Fresher and more assertive. + 1 overall. Bottle, from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
December 2005. Bottle. Dark ruby tinged amber. with a good sized beige head. Hoppy caramel aroma. Flavour is likewise, with plently of caramel and malt and pleasant moderate green hops, and mild resin notes. A bit like Arrogant Bastards younger brother? Average to medium bodied palate. Quite nice, I liked this better than the Stone Pale Ale. Thanks Harry. 6/4/6/4/15 - 3.5
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to HogTownHarry. Lovely dark copper colour with a small white head. Inviting aroma of fresh hops with some fruit & toasty malt notes. Flavour holds some nice sweetness, with some caramel & honey, and a solid but not overpowering herbal hop finish. Nice stuff that would be a regular session beer for me if it was easily available locally.
Gorbalev (2994) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtown Harry. Nice ruby red colour, small white head. Strong aroma of cherry candy and hops. Soft medium mouthfeel. Taste of hops - lots of piney hops and the front and back. Some malt sweetness associated with the amber style as well. A little watery and bland. Finishes with toasty malt and some grapefruit hops. One of the better ambers I have had, enjoyable session beer.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Deep golden color with a creamy ivroy head with a light pine aroma. An evanescence quality to the taste of this beer. Citrus and spices give very good character to this ale. Not the best Stone, but as usual, far better than most other beers.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heres the best comment I can give about this beer. I finished drinking it about 5 minutes ago and wanted to rate it now - I can’t remember anything about the beer. It is a fine beer but pretty lackluster - not bad and not good. Solid ale from a good brewery but not their best work.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Bottle on 02/20/2010. Clear dark amber body with a large rocky off-white head. Sweet fruity and caramel aroma. Sweet floral and citrus hop flavor on a caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonaton. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5
11/19/2005 - Frothy off white head, with a dark amber color. Very mild sweet aroma. Lightly bitter with a grainy aftertaste.This beer is only distributed on the west coast, so it may take some work to find it.elsewhere. 6/4/7/3/15 - 3.5
alobar (2999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a strong hoppy aroma. Wonderful combination of citrus, malts, and hops in the taste. Very smooth drinking beer. IPA-like hoppiness, but smoother.
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a foamy light tan head and lined spotty lacing. Caramel malt fruity hop aroma with notes of vanilla and coconut, brown sugar. Acidic bitter sour hop metallic caramel malt flavor with a grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied and metallic dry palate.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good smooth beer. Nice perfect amount of hops. I smell a little bit of fruit in the mix. Pours dark copper with an orange-white head. Almost tastes like a weak IPA. I dont really see the amber too much in it. Maybe a hybrid of the two. Maybe a little bit too watery