jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Austin Flying Saucer. Pretty much black, with a nice medium-sized tan head. The aroma is full of piney hops, accompanied by some nice toasty malt. A nice strong bitter flavor then joins a sizable sweet malty backbone. Another really strong presentation from Stone, and a very drinkable one at that. Hope to be seeing a lot more of this one.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark dark brown with a rocky khaki head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit sweet citrus, caramel and toffee. Tastes very bitter - grapefruit and some roasted caramel/coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bomber .A dark pour with a big creamy tan head taste of caramel, roasty, citrus, A big woody bitter finish
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours a dark brown and has a fantastic aroma. Taste is incredible and has a hint of chocolate malt. This almost taste like a stout and I would have a hard time telling the difference. Lays on the palate and just makes you salivate. Of all the Stone brews I have tried this is the tops. So this is why my rating is so up there.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a thick khaki head. Aroma is delicious citrusy hops with a nice caramel and roasted malt background. Flavor is more malt with a bitter hop finish. Similar to stone’s other ASA’s but maybe slightly more balanced. A good beer.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty hop aroma. Taste is dark roasty malt, coffee and caramel. Nice hop flavor across the top. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent beer.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Hoppy smell that gains more of a chocolate malt aroma as it warms. Taste is grassy and floral hops with a slightly sweet chocolate flavor. Quite a good beer. I need to have it fresh though.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer. Has a dark brown color to it with a little white head. Has a bit of a hoppy smell to it. Big hop taste also with a little caramel in it. Would be better if it weren’t so hoppy
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks like a porter...kinda smells like a porter...tastes like a chocolate laced ipa. amazing, smooth, bitter, floral, but at the same time roasty and chocolatey..
brokephibroke (310) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful black pour with some red undertones. Thin off white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, soy and some wood. Flavor is pine, chocolate, dried fruit. Wonderful lingering bitterness after a coating mouth feel.