BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks Brandon! Deep orange amber pour with a spotty head. Oak aroma, hoppy, and the booze comes out. Decent.
pete4999 (932) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a nice dark brown with minimal head - tastes pretty similar to what you’d expect. A bit malty, sickly sweet but not overly so, nice hop character balance. Very well balanced beer for the style, IMO. Hops aren’t too distinct that you can really discern floral/pine/whatever notes, but the hops are there.
docsteigs (492) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma dominated by oak IMO with some pine resin hoppiness; taste is nice - smooth but with very strong bittering hop backbone; finish is warming and medium dry with oaky aftertaste
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’12 vintage bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a frothy head. The aroma is strong. Lots of hops and alcohol in the nose. The taste is fantastic. A little bitter in the end, but minor flaw. The oak comes through big time. One of the best strong ales out there.
Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with oak an hop aromas, overall a very drinkable ale, thanks stone
michaelinwa (535) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour, thick head, hop and malt aroma. Flavor is very hop forward but there is a decent malt background. Texture is somewhat oil, even slightly thick. To me this is a DIPA. Not a bad one. Slight wood notes.
jbeahler (36) - USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber poured into snifter. Gorgeous ruby color with a two finger off white head. Smells very resinous, piney, oak and toffee. Taste is nice, bitter and intriguing. I do get hints from all three bastards, sweet oak finish. Definitely hit the spot, good stuff.
HeadyDE (363) - Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark crimson color..pour into snifter..creamy head remains at edges..nose of molasses,oak,pine..some citrus and spice profile as well..very smooth and complex..really does have notes and traces of all of the other bastards..leaves one wanting more..gets even better as it warms a bit..lacing is phenomenal on the glass..has a warming presence on finish but does not overwhelm..a very nice offering and worth seeking out..
BeerGuyTWMore (127) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour brown with copper glow and tawny lacing head. Sweet malt nose: brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, dried fruit, and bread. Resinous hop citrus, sour cherries maybe?? Flavor is resinous hop, rye and oak. Intensely hopped. Bigfoot but bigger
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PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Very dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head. nice sticky lacing. Fresh aromatic hoppy aroma with some nice spruce accents. Bold flavor with requisite bitter grapefruit notes, a hint of cherry juice, some chocolate bits, a bit of nectarine sweetness. Chewy, thick mouthfeel. Another solid entrant from Stone.