trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of oak, molasses, Brown sugar, pine, and citrus. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a decent hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium to light and very chewy with a pretty good carbonation and a dry finish. This beer is amazing. Stone does a great job blending 3 beers together and its really well balanced. You can notice the dry hopping too. Wish they would brow this more than just once a year.
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy reddish brown, with white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, brown sugar, and citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweeteness, pine, bitterness, finish is bitter, medium bodied, with lots of carbonation. This is a nice hoppy red ale, well done.
commonmac (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in a tulip glass at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Visually right up my alley. Big frothy head on a mahogany colored ale. Aroma is mostly hoppy with a hint of malt. The head shows a willingness to stick around. Taste really feels like an imperial IPA...plenty hopness. Aggressive like most Stone varieties. I have a strong desire for a more balance...more sweetness or sour/tart fruit. A really well done beer as expected from this brewery...just not as amazing as I thought it would be.
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from tap at the Yard House in Portland. Aroma is grassy and somewhat barnyard. Has a hoppy bite with a strong grassy flavor to it. Finishes bitter and beautiful.
maddmatt639 (281) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium retention and medium lacing. Smells of raisin, dates and boozy goodness. Tastes of dates, figs, raisins and booze. Boozy aftertaste.
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liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Yard House in Portland, OR. Aroma: malty, piney, and nutty, with hints of caramel, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet; starts crisp, and finishes creamy and slightly astringent, with a long bitterness.
LearninBeer (394) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is malty with hints of hops. Caramel, some raisin, dates and a hint of spruce hops. Pours a brown amber with a big light brown head, mostly diminishing, with excellent lacing. The taste is not sweet, not sour a touch bitter most be umami. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!
Petkus331 (280) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit aroma of brambles, cigar smoke, and applejuice. Dark copper, nice foam and lace. A very balanced sour, sweet, and bitter ale. Thick, creamy texture. Overall, a great malty beer.
nanookbuddy (1) - LEBANON, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, earthy, nuts, alcohol, nice head, good carbonation, dark body, lingering taste
Ferris (4990) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel, light pine and orange hops and a touch of oak. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Light spicy oak, caramel and earthy pine hops. I wanted this to be great, but it wast just good.
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy ruby red with a finely bubbled off white head that fades to a rim and faint coating. Aroma is caramel malts, wood, resin, citrus. Taste is pine hops, oak, and bitter grapefruit on a burnt malt bed. Very dry. Bitter finish. Dry hopping is evident. Balance is enhanced with some warming. Enjoyable blend 'o bastards.