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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Not a bad ale. It tastes like the other Stone Ales (like the Pale Ale, the IPA and Arrogant Bastard), but with a little citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2004
This is a tremendous Amber Ale. Stone brews are freaking awesome!!! Good hoppy flavor, Citrusy, definitely rich and a mouthful in every sip. There is nothing about this beer that makes it Modest. Might only be 4.4% but that doesn’t make it modest. Great Beer. I’m sure the rest of you already know this. Great bottle too. Might be the best one in my collection. Etched beer bottles are very cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Clear dark reddish copper, fluffy beige head. Lots of chocolate, brown sugar, and a slight hint of the famous Stone hops in the nose. Dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, with again a hint of those citrus hops to balance out the flavors. Light bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, dry finish. If ever there was a session beer in the Stone lineup, this one is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Clear, deep, burnt orange ale with a small, frothy, beige head. Good retention. Thick, creamy lacing. Fruity, chocolatey aroma. The flavor is good ’n’ chocolatey and nicely hopped for perfect balance. Some dark fruit and malty, caramel notes as well. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Copper grapefrutiyt hops in the nose. Crisp and flat body. The taste was just about the same. I dunno, I just could not get into this one. I like the kick you in the gonads feel of most of the stone stuff. but this was not your average stone. In fact, I would argue that this may be over rated just becaus it is "stone" but not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Poured a nice reddish copper with a beige head. Nose had some hops but more malt. Caramel. Touch of citrus. Light to medium body and a bit of carbonation. Smooth. Flavor was good. Nice touch of bitterness. Not exceptional for a Stone product but still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours dark amber with a medium sized tan head. A nice looking beer. Mine was too cold because of this damn refrigerator in this hotel. Hoppy aroma. Medium hoppy flavor with pretty heavy carbonation. Finish is somewhat lacking and dry. There seems to be something missing in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pours a dark amber, lightly carbonated, with a thin off white head. Strong hops in the nose. Flavor is strong on hops as well, bitter with a sweet malty finish. Similar to Arrogant Bastard. Flavor deepens and becomes more rich as it warms. Very nice character. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Pour is a dark cherry amber color with a modest light tan head. Nose is caramel rich like their pale. Flavor starts burnt caramel sweet followed by a light hop bitterness and finishing long and dry. Kinda tame for Stone, but a quite quaffable session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Poured deep amber with a hint of red. Small whiteish head. Nose of hops, with some sweet malt. A lot of flavor for the strengh. Sweet caramel flavor, but the hops definately dominated. Light/med. feel, bitter aftertaste. All in all a very pleasing brew.

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