Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, juicy citrus, dry roast, bitter, toffee.
Darkmagus82 (1311) - - JUN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-9-12-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a nice deep amber color with a large white head. The head faded rather fast to give a light to medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma had many good characteristics for a beer at only 4.4 % abv. It had a great bready and hoppy aroma with a light spiciness and a nice caramel sweetness which balance out the hop nicely. The hop was rather complex in smell with notes of earth, citrus and pine all present.
Taste – The taste started out on the breadier side with some of the caramel detected in the nose. The hop flavors quickly come to the tongue however and mellow some of the sweetness. First a more citrus hop flavor comes on the scene shortly followed by the pine and more earthy hop flavors. In the end a somewhat pinely and spicy hop flavor mixed with a smooth bread flavor are left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was better than I would have originally anticipated for an only 4.4 % brew. It had a nice slightly more creamy feel with a higher level of carbonation. Overall quite good for the style.
Overall – While only at 4.4 % this beer has some really wonderful characteristics. It has a nice look, smell, mouthfeel and taste that are all much more characteristic of a beer of a much higher abv. Very well done.
cenzu (33) - - JUN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer. Not very full of taste but beats the crap out of bulk beers.
All in all "ihan kiva"
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent copper with foamy off-white head. Smells solid too; hoppy and malty with a bit of toastiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel A nice easy-drinking amber.
Unde (360) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber coloured beer with beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits, pines, citrus and grape. Taste starts with zesty citrus, then pines and ending with sweeter fruits and lots of bitterness. Slightly light body but high carbonation makes it less of an problem.
Bebum (305) - - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, tall and persistent head.
Medium body, strong but austere and simple flavor profile, watery mouthfeel and finish, very low alcohol and carbonation, short to avg length.
Bitter and dry, nice acidity,
Very hoppy, grapefruity.
Despite the fame, the most disappointing of all Stone beers, definitely not my style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mep3222 (489) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty hoppy aroma, some floral and some piney. Flavor is malty but not sweet. Balanced with the hops well. Dark in color. Full flavored. Really a nice beer for being lighter in alcohol. Hop finish is primarily piney, but balanced, not resinous.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Paincane (157) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber body w/ creamy tan head that leaves behind excellent lacing. Caramel malt & floral nose. Flavors of caramel malt & hop finish.
jackafholmes (209) - - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bier huis, ossett. Brown ale, with lacy white head. Piney citrus aroma. Lychee and malty pine when tasted, citrusy and dry bitterness. Good.
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber/red. Two finger off white head with lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, pine. Taste is moderately sweet with citrus/pine bitterness. Body is medium which is strange for it’s ABV, moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy. Finishes resin West Coast hop bitterness, notes of pine, dark malts, and dark fruit. Good session ale.