RATINGS: 4244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
This beers aroma is sweet with what I felt was a hint of vanilla. The taste washes evenly across your palate. A sort of citrus flavor that is full and rich with a slight hoppiness. A beer I have been wanting to try for awhile and it did not disappoint. Clearly the favorite of that evenings tasting and one I cannot wait to get some more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours amber color, with little head. Very bitter on the palate. Good beer on occasion. Strong bold favor. Not for the weak of hear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Like my brother said; besides its name being a good description for many alcoholics, this is a really good beer. Pours a deep red amber , with an off white head that leaves thick lacing. The floral scent is attractive, and uncommon. Very smooth yet complex flavor. Experience isnt as hoppy as some American strong ales, because they are blended nicely with the loads of malted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 24, 2005
this is not as hoppy as say, a ruination ipa, but its still very hoppy and bitter. its a good beer, but i was expecting much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This is a solid ale. Very enjoyable, but it definitely doesnt live up to the hype, even though its the sole purporter of said hype. Its a wonderful beer, but I dont feel as though my mouth has been accosted, nor do I think its that inaccessible, as I shared a bottle with two friends of mine who arent avid beer drinkers and they proclaimed it among their favorite beers ever. Perhaps Stone should strive for something that isnt so delicious in their attempts to ward off the "unworthy."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 A great full flavour. Most of the people around the table hated this one, but compared to their budweiser, this one is a little intense. A good well rounded beer. RERATE: Strongly bitter - and not in the traditional west coast IPA sense, rather the English ale sense. A very rich and complex beverage with a thick tan head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2711) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Ruby body with a fairly large head. Aroma is grapefruity and spicy hops galore. Medium bodied. Still the staple for the style, but I can never get into Stones house character or well... hop/mallt choice either. While more boring than the double bastard, I find this less offensive. Its not bad, but I have really grown to dislike the stone beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2005
What can be said that hasnt been said already? Theres a reason it ranks so high. Good smell, looks nice, taste great. Why be wordy... its just damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 floral, fruity smell..full taste and dry.. kinda sweet but not overly hop taste really comes thru at the finish.. excellent...dont listen to the warnings.. you will like this. i know i did.. and it got me drunk lol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Dark Amber body. On the pour head was off white and frothy, head dissipated but slight head was apparent on top of beer though out. Great lacing was left on the glass. Had a floral aroma to the beer. Flavor tasted like brandy at the end and you cold feel the alcohol taking affect. Glad I had this at home because otherwise you should have a designated driver if at a pub.

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