hawthorne00 (2252) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Rose gold with a white head. Aroma: hello, Great Aunty Mary’s spare room potpourri. Shocking 3? After a while some grapes and dough emerge, but yipe. Creamy medium bodied. Taste has honeyed dough, white wine, mild pepper and allspice, gentle bitterness. Potpourri much less but still more than plenty. Not my sort of thing at all, although it picked up after that first whiff.
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours an amber color with a lot of head. Mild sourness. Fruity and medium oak flavor, but noticeable alcohol.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is hazy orange with a finger-wide white head. Aroma is slightly tart - candy, grain, vine, yeast. Flavor is similar with some added fruit and wood notes.
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pourhouse for the anniversary. Aroma of white bread, vanilla, oak, and slight melon. Pours opaque and light orange with a good fluffy head. Taste is great belgian blonde with some leather, clove, and lemon and a great vanilla oak presence throughout. Just a little tart lemon on the mouth and a warm feeling. Great ale.
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at F&B during a "Tap Takeover" in Wellington NZ. Considering I had had many other Stone brews in the days leading up to this one, and all had been singularly excellent, I wasn’t surprised when I found this one the same. Same (excellent) but different (red wine barrel aged).
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone Reason Be Damned Aged In Red Wine Barrels on tap at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).
Pours a beautiful, clear dark copper with an excellent head and lacing.
Excellent wine barrel effects. Great complexity and balance. Both tart and sweet. Dry finish. Tastes better than it smells until the aftertaste when too much wine barrel remains.
O: This sipper is interesting and complex
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Party Town. Clear golden orange color. Good off-white head. Thicker rows, sheets of lace. Very nice red wine, belgiany citrusy fruity aromas. A lot of soft citrus flavor, here. Nice light but noticeable red wine tannins. Bigger body, lightly slick. Very light carbonation. Pretty damn smooth. Moderate sweet taste. Solid, complex, belgian strong ale.
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) hazy orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of damp wood, sour fruit; watery palate; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; seems watered down like beer mixed with cheap wine
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Sweet candy sugar Belgian style with a light citrus or wine taste. I’m not sure how much the barrel did it for me here.
JohnnyJ (4078) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Stone. Clear amber pour, with an off-white head. Fruity, candy sweetness, wood, a bit yeast, and pear. Ok, not terribly interesting.