atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear amber color with large off white head and active carbonation. It has a big malth aroma with sweet carmel and a roasted feel. The taste is quite malty early with a citrus hop taste that comes later and sticks around. Also present are roasted malts and a nice sweetness. Nicely ballanced with a lasting hop bitterness. Thanks to mardermax for this.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.