GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Alewife Baltimore for Stone Total Tap Takeover. Poured a clear deep amber with a massive, off-white rocky head with excellent retention and giant lacing. Nose is thyme, sage, white pepper, sweat, old hops, toffee, malt husk. Taste is spicy, perfumey, bitter. Dry moving to oily mouthfeel.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at alewife for the stone total tap takeover. pours a clear copper with a creamy, off-white head and great lacing. aroma is awesome with cool juxtaposition of belgian tripel notes of citrus, banana esters, clove, and cinnamon with the heavy, sweet barley wine notes of toffee, piney hops, caramel malts, and orange pulp. flavor is a definite "wow" with great complexity provided by the sweet belgian yeast, spicey clove, cedar, and pine esters with citrusy hops, toffee malts, and warm booze on the back end. palate is full bodied, dry, yeasty, and slightly spicy with a bitter, mildly sweet finish. overall, a great, unique, barley that i went back for seconds for because it was so deliciously different.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum.
Amber/brown with some haze and a medium head. Aroma of dark fruit, some spiciness. Medium bodied with a bitter, musty finish.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Malty and spicy, Belgian yeast, peppery. Medium bodied, creamy, sweet malt. Spicy peppery yeast, tart grapefruit, esters and quinine. Neat.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during Chicago’s Stone Week. Pours clouded amber with a creamy head Belgian yeast red fruits n malts in the nose. Sweetness and bitter pine is balanced well. Lots of fruit slightly sour but solid. 8/4/8/4/15 3.9
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at TND: A muddy, mixed up aroma of Belgian yeast, hops, light Brett, slight oak, and slight vanilla. Poured copper/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Brett, alcohol, hops, Belgian yeast, oak, and vanilla.Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Light Brett, Belgian yeast, hops, malt, and oak finish is dry. 11.2%ABV is noticeable but well hidden.
argo0 (11721) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCTC, draft. Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some Belgian yeast, light grapefruit/straw. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, straw, some alcohol/vinous. Medium-full body, some Belgian yeast dryness.
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[BCTC 2010] Hazy red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, citrus, dark fruits, floral hops, caramel malts, spices, and alcohol. Taste of more cherry with more Belgian spices, caramel, citrus fruits, pine, grass, and some alcohol in the finish.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2010, OG lightly tamed & altered by the addition of Belgian yeast. Still very rich & aggressive but with a little Belgian floralness added. Still boozy & strong but with a new unique twist. didnt seem to alter it all that much though.
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wat a great beer!
Strong enough to get a buzz going, and tasty enough to crave it all the time. Amzing.....gonna look for this again real soon!