BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with WeeHeavySD. Pours with a small white head and a clear golden body. Aroma is fruity and very dry with pears, apples, and a bit of spice. Taste is apples, dry with coriander and other spices. Dryish mouthfeel, light carbonation.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/6/10. Big thanks to Byron & Angie at Liquor Loft/Proof for bringing this back from Stone for me to share with the Tally crew! Nice fruity aroma with hints of dry grain. Wonderful Belgian flavor with hints of fruit, bubblegum, and dry grain. Very clean and very nice.
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, Riverside! Crystal clear bright dark gold. Very thin filmy head. Big green apple, toffee, and dust nose, joined by a bit of banana. Very much the classic tripel, other than the hefeweisen intruder. Crisp, sparkling body. Green apple, toffee, dust, and lots of banana on the mid-palate. The banana is a weird addition. Mild sweet finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the original 2003 batch (or the only batch if it wasn’t re-brewed). Poured bright and vibrant lighter orange with a wispy dusting of white head. The aroma showed some age and deterioration, but in the grand scheme of things it held up very well.. paler malts and much less lighter fruit supported dry, dusty cracked pepper and plenty of yeast. The flavor was centered around tacky pale malts with peppery, banana, and spicy yeast overtones.. the hops broke down, leaving a bit of cardboard.. finished dry and spicy over the emergence of light vanilla. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, unfortunately a little empty right on the back. This was undoubtedly better a few years back.
Ernest (7320) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with notes of sugar, pineapple, clove, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. The usual Stone small/dying head and dullish body makes the appearance a little depressing, but the aroma and flavor balance are decent. As I worked my way through an 8oz pour, the syrupy sweet quality eventually became overbearing, so there's no way I could ever stomach an entire 75cl bottle of this.
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 22oz bottle. A nice, good tasting Belgian. Dark golden color pour, with a fluffy head. Aroma sweet malts, sugar, spices (cloves) and a touch of yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, flavor, touches of bitterness, tinge of hops. Smooth, pretty good.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold brew with bright white head. Very soft presence of hops, Belgian yeast sweet malt adds to the picture. Complex brew that some might not notice such fact due to its softness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tragic circumstances surround this beer, but I'm gald I was able to help the cause by purchasing (trading for) a bottle. It pours a rich golden with a thin layer of white head. Has nowhere near the amount of carbonation of some tripels I've had, but this is a good thing. Aroma of sweet bready Belgian malts, authentic Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. Nice thick syrupy body with some small bubbled carbonation throughout. Light fruity flavor and a very mild bitterness. Clean, crisp warming finish. Very true to style. It's nice to see Stone branch out and succeed at it too. Thanks jcalabre!
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Altair. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et de céréales avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon floral avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2695)
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Vibrant straw, clear but with some sediment, moderate to small sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dusty nose, a little mealy and cardboard.   Not bad but seems past its prime.   Yeah, cardboard and mealy type malts on the tongue.   Should have drank this one sooner.   Bready, but in that wet cardboard sort of fashion.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes okay, not as bright as I would have imagined it should have been.   Lingering cardboard.   I waited too long to try this one, but decent otherwise.   Thanks Bob for this freebie from one of my first trades.   Been cherishing this one for a while.   Should have drank this sooner.