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RATINGS: 1725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This tastes like a toned down 8th Anniversary. There, Iíve said it. But thatís not a bad thing at all. Pours orangey copper, with a thin tan head. Spicy/sweet aroma. Toasty, smoky foavor, mingled with notes of earth and pine. Nicely full bodied. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1142) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle thanks to darkelf. nice-looking beer, amber color with a slightly offwhite head. crystal clear. medium malty aroma, some hops show up as well--the aroma is kind of like a light version of an APA. pretty damn tasty beer. an APA with more malt and less hops, very good. this is arrogant bastardís younger brother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2005
This is a darn good ass looking brew.It has a wonderful copper color with a ring of tan foam.It is like a baby Barleywine with some rich fruitymalty notes and some soft hops.Tastis nice and it has a little bitterness.The caramel taste is almost hidden by the hops.Nice but it smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Wow, I didnít expect this at all. Nice amber pour with a thick head. Fresh, bready aroma with hints of carmel and yeast. Malty flavors with more carmel. Herbal finish. Thereís something here that I donít really like, but itís hard to tell what. It may be the slightly edgy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle. Initial burst of malty, floral and hoppy aroma that became more subtle after a few seconds and included hints of caramel and vanilla. Clear, amber/brown color with frothy tan head that dissipated into a minimal head fairly quickly. Malty, roasted flavors with some floral hop character and slight caramel. With each sip, there was a powerful spike of bitterness that only lasted a second and settled into a pretty well balanced flavor. Medium carbonation. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
bottle...clear amber pour with a generous off white head. Sweet malt aroma, with some floral hops. Sour start, very sour. Some roasted malt in the middle, also piney hops. Mouthfeel is expected, nothing about this beer stands out except the aroma. The sourness is a definate detraction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
Floral, sweet, hoppy herbal aroma with hints of brown sugars. Almost smells like a bitter. Transparent amber color with a foalmy light tan head and nice lacing. Start is somewhat thin with significantly roasted malts in the middle. Quite toasty. Mild hoppiness to finish. Rather thin to finish. Decent every day session beer, although the burnt toastiness is a little harsh for my palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2005
Releases a caramel malty sweetness with a touch of piney hops. A nice tan head forms with a creatory head possessing medium sized bubbles. A nice light mahogany colored body. Wow what an amber. A lot of the ambers Iíve had have no balls. This has a stern smokey sweet maltiness with a nice hop backbone. Once again, Stone does not disipoint!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Thanks to Foolish_Mortal for this! This pours beautifully, large off white head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Dark amber color with deep ruby highlights. Citrusy hop nose that goes way past an Amber Ale. A full malt flavor that is balanced by a nice hop bitterness. A touch of astringency in the palate is the only flaw in this one. This brew needs to be marketed along side all of the other Stone creations here in Tennessee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2005
Big thanks to Hairofthedog for sending this out to me, as this one doesnít get sent East by Stone. Nice looking ruby brown, clear, with a good head. Aroma was mix of earth, citrus, and caramel, pleasant. Flavors matched the aroma, balanced, good hop character, an excellent amber. I can see why Stone doesnít bother shipping this out East though, as this is simply a well done version of a style that has been worked over before.

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