italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the RnH Stone Takeover. Reddish bronze pour with a thin off-white head. Massively thick aroma of coconut and toffee with oak. It was simple and sweet, but I could have sniffed it all day. Flavor is predominantly toffee with pine. Slightly astringent, and the sweet notes make way for a hop bomb finish. A slight tannin quality to it too. I would have preferred the coconut quality I got in the nose to come out a bit more in the flavor.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Small Bar. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet malt, heavy caramel, only light hops and light wood. I got a little bit of wood, and flavor from the red wine barrel, but nothing overpowering. Decent brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy cream colored head, no retention or lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, bread), average hops (floral, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and wine. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel), heavy hops (floral, pine, citruus), and average esters with notes of wine and plum. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
blipp (6959) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with a beige head. Lightly sweet aroma with some toffee-like sweet malty notes. The flavor has sweet toffee malts, some bery like fruitiness, and some light woody notes. Pretty good.
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Churchkey. Good body, nice aroma of wood, dark fruits, bread dough. Taste is more complex than most Stone offerings.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at R & H. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a small light beige head. Aroma of candied malt, bread dough, tangy citrus and light wine notes. Taste of candied malt, tangy citrus, bread dough and light wine notes.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Vintage. On tap at Stone’s last stop of the Total Tap Takeover Tour Thingy. Pours with a hazy amber body with a lasting white head. Aroma is woody, chewy, wine, raisins, dark fruit and caramel. Flavors are alcohol, big, chewey, dark fruits and more alcohol. Dry and great!.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at DLD ’09 and alewife for the stone total tap takeover ’10. pours a hazy, orange-gold with a creamy, yellow-white head and sticky lacing. aroma is great with fresh, sticky, pine hops, wet greass, and blood oranges backed by elegant red wine, tannins, plums, and light toffee. flavor is fantastic with the fruity red wine notes perfectly integrated with notes of oak, vanilla, pine esters, and citrus hops with toasted toffee coming in late and the wine tannins adding a unique tartness to the finish. palate is smooth, medium bodied, and lightly carbonation with just a touch of heat. overall, a great wine barrel aged brew.
jredmond (6294) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. Pours a hazy amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium with notes of sweet malt and wine?
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours a hazed orange with a thin white head. Big and sweet, light wood and tannins, vanilla candy. Smooth, but get a bit big and boozy. Spicy, tangy red wine and tannins on the finish.