thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from Traverse City, MI poured a small sized head of foamy white colored fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good sheet lacing and a transparent carbonated light orange yellow colored body. The aroma was very mild with malty hoppy notes to it. The mouth feel was crisp and clean with a mild malty aftertaste. Very nice indeed. The mild malt hop flavor had a slight astringency to an otherwise pretty good brew.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a small white fizzy head that mostly diminished with poor lacing, transparent, carbonated, and a yellow hue. Nose was malty and lightly hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty, and lightly hoppy. Nothing outstanding. Tingly palate. Light body.
Bigsilky (326) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is my boat beer. IT’s in cans, and doesn’t harbor a lot of flavor. Perfect for the heat. Am I supposed to drink Imperial IPA while fishing????? I think not.
Worse than Beast? Old Mil? Someone needs a hug.
I’ve paid more for a lot worse.
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looks are deceiving. This appears to be like any ordinary cheap beer, but is the worst beer I’ve ever tried, out of thousands of brands.. My buddies and I bought this putrid stuff on a very depressing Friday night in Pittsburgh when, without warning, we came upon our favorite distributor (Mellinger’s) when it was closed. In anguish, we declared "rude beer week" and trudged to the nearest convenience store to buy the four worst prospects. This beer was far worse than Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Best, and Blatz. The first bottle was so bad, we tried a second just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. Looks decent enough, but smells faintly of metal and rotting vegetables. Tastes of rusty nails steeped in watery spittle, with hints of aluminum mine tailings and coal dust. Kill garden slugs just fine.
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smell was decent, a bit corny, appearance was like any pale lager, flavor was decent but definately nothing to brag about, palate was watery. Total was 7/20 due to somewhat cheapness.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Passable, but not anything special going on here. Had a slight saltiness that made the beer palateable. Clean crisp and boring.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the bottle. This is my favorite beer made by this brewer. Sure, it is a typical pale lager style- yellow, white head, fizzy. There seems to be a slight bit more maly flavor to Stoney’s than the other lines. Plus, the returnable 16 oz bottles that I stupidly destroyed in the autoclave were awesome.
gsmitty80 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is one of those beers that is in the back of your dads workfridge or around your grandpas shop in the burgh. A decent beer for a cheap price just close your eyes and throw them back. I remember hearing a story of one Pittsburgher drinkin 100 Stoneys Pony bottles. Oh well im done with my rant.
Homebrewerguy (300) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 This is a rerate because I’m really disappointed in the "new" Stoneys beer. It’s not nearly as good as when it was made by Iron City. Where Iron kept to the original recipe for the most part, this contract brew is just a run of the mill macro: more watery, less flavor, drier and less drinkable.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Pale straw color with not much head. Faint sweet malt aroma. The taste was a surprisingly well balanced mix of hops and malt with a slightly sweet yet metallic finish. Not too bad. Got to support the local beer.