joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
medium brown with huge tan head. piney nose with sweet medium crystal malt nose, quite aromatic. firm bitterness before the above mentioned malt, which is apparently special b before a lot of piney hops and a fair amount of residual sweetness with some alcohol adding wonderful depth before some oak notes. a wonderful brew, if the beer would be categorized it really is close to a barleywine and an absolutely wonderful one, better than all the beers combined
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an overly bubbly deep red/amber body with a large dense light khaki head that left streaks of lace on my New Belgium tulip. Aroma started off nice with loads of citrus and grapefruits, wood and even vanilla, followed by some soggy bread and older dark fruits. OVerly carbonated super lively mouthfeel with some noticable alcohol and a dry finish that gives way to bitterness in the end. The flavor has some serious alcohol flavors along with super bitter citrus rinds and old dry crusty bread. This one is just super bitter and harsh and not really in a good way either. Perhaps this one will mellow with age like Ozzy Osbourne did.62201
krj (14) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Deep red color with an inch of off white foam. Very strong aroma of citrusy hops, malt, and some alcohol, can smell it from feet away. Sweet with a very long bitter finish.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, citrus hops, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is bitter right away from the citrus and pine hops. Nice caramel malt background that helps to balance this beer out. Slight hint of alcohol warming but not too much.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear reddish amber pour, thick sticky off-white head. Nice looking beer, with good lacing. Toffee, resinous, piney hops, fruit, caramel, floral bitterness, and hints of oak. This is quite nice, I normally don’t drink much Stone, but I might get more of this.
phiconners (144) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a perfect deep copper. Aroma is hops. Taste is bastard all the way, but the hops bitterness in the finish is subdued somehow. A very good beer, but I can’t say I like it more than the original or the double on their own.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of citrus, pine and floral hops and toffee. Taste is what you would expect, strong, hoppy, malty, bitter finish.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… This beer rocks!… Clear, deep, dark ruby ale with copper highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention and very nice lacework. The bouquet presents pineapple, caramel, spruce and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. Sticky-sweet brown sugar and caramel up front, followed by medium to heavy pine and grapefruit rind bitterness. Lengthy, hearty, bittersweet finish. World class malt and hop bomb!
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large off-white head.
Dark Copper Color
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Dark roasty malts, pine resin bitterness, super-dry with very little sweetness.
dry bitter finish.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jesus, you have to be a lukcy basartd to find this brew on here. Clever, and not surprisingly arrogant theme for this brew. Pours a cloudy reddish amber, with a medium-sized creamy tan head. That old familiar super-hopped red on the nose, with a bit of oak masked by a punch of piney, resinous hops and a thick layer of caramel malts. Dear God is this ever tasty. A blend of these three brews is perfect - the original AB is great, but leaves you wanting more. The double can be a bit hot, and the oaked version is simply too oaky - it covers too much of the flavor. This takes a bit of all three. Big, thick mouthfeel - slightly boozy, but not at all offensive in that respect. Tons of hops - this one finishes very dry, making you feel a bit like you’ve just stuck a drop of pine sap in your mouth. Make no mistake - this is a palate bomb. And maybe it’s just their claims of liquid arrogance and how we’re not worthy that make us want to be okay with just how much of a tongue wrecker this brew is. If that’s the case, they’re onto something - it’s working. I’m a fan.