trevor211 (1466) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stone’s World Bistro and Gardens. Pours a DIPA-cloudy orange, with very little head for a tripel. Aroma is right on - pungent, with caramel and bubble-gummy sweetness offsetting a significant grassy/citrus hop load. Flavor is really too sweet - this one is off-balance. Needs more hops, more yeastiness, and more carbonation - it ended up too still, as well. Smelled nice, but this one was a bit of a let-down.
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I purchased this bomber while at the Stone World Bistro, consumed with friends in Portland, OR. Pretty impressed by this stuff, but couldn’t drink it often. Appearance is cloudy gold with a thin head. Aroma consisted of hay, Belgian yeast, vanilla, banana, and cloves. Taste is rich in bananas, also can really taste the Belgian yeast with a slightly sour mouth feel. This is very good stuff, but again, couldn’t drink often.
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BOLTZ7555 - Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma of banana, bread, vanilla and citrus. Flavor is the same, mostly malty, with mild banana bread and vanilla, honey and spices coming through. Smooth with just a hint of carbonation coming through. Not much in the way of lacing. Just the right amount of complexity.
drfabulous (5047) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to BOLTZ7555. Spicy with banana and orange in the nose and taste. Honey sweetness. Very nice.
BOLTZ7555 (2984) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden tangerine pour with a short lived ivory head that left some sticky lacing inside the glass. Aroma is banana, citrus, clove, bisquit, and honey. Quite sweet but not at all cloying. Very fruity with some Macintosh apple notes. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty darn good.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared by OSCF. Thanks Todd. Pours a deep orange with a small white head. Nose of calvados, apple, phenols, alcohol, and yeasty esters. Pretty sweet flavor with a hint of booze. meh.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to say anything negative about this brew when you read the back of the bottle. Good thing this is an excellent beer and there isn’t anything negative to say! Pours oak orange with a quick white head. Sweet aroma with hop and clove piercing through. Chewy in the cheeks and full of flavor. I wish I wish I could get this in KC. I’m never in SD. This is an encouraging beer.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100410 Bomber shared by dmac. Medium gold color with quick white head. Aroma is tropical with pineapple, orange, and then some spruce and earthy hops. Hops have some dusky, cellar notes to the. Spicy yeast throughout and prominent alcohol notes remind that this a tripel. Clean, even, medium eff. A bit thin, oily even, at the finish. Thanks for sharing Dave!
pineypower (2789) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to Dmac for sharing this one. Pours out a bubbly, well carbonated attractive golden color with a small white head. Aroma of spice mostly clove, yeast light fruity notes, mainly apple. Taste is smooth and well balanced, fruity notes of banana, apple and pear with some clove and slight yeasty notes. Definitely a solid one by Stone once again.
dmac (4846) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber thanks to padrefan98, thanks Jon. Poured a clear golden/orange with a small white head that quickly faded. Aroma of banana, bubble gum, a touch of clove, raw dough and lots of tropical fruits. The flavor, altough nice, wasn’t quite as good as the aroma but not to the extent that it needed a lower rating, notes of grains, yeast, tropical fruits and flowers. The body was very lively with lots of bubbly carbonation,a medium mouthfeel and a dry finish. Great beer just wondering why Stone doesn’t put this one into distribution??