rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Nice shiny dark amber with a small brownish head. A bit maltyand fruity at first then it turns clearly hoppy. Very hoppy dry flavor, some pine and grapefruit. Even more hops and bitterness in the long finish. Lovely, but not a beer you drink alot of in one evening... chrisv10 (18700) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, medium sweet, pine and quite bitter. TBone (18542) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottledjtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.
Draft. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose of toffee, caramel malts and bread. Taste of toffee, brown sugar, caramel and tons of malt. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish. FatPhil (17333) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2016
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
Stinky farty sweet aroma, fairly pungent. Watery palate, but smoothish, for 7% this is actually rather light and drinkable. Some caramelly sweetness. Lots of nuttiness. Resiny hops build up nicely. Has a dry almost peppery bitterness. Shame about what was going on in the aroma, that spoilt it for me. Would happily rerate, I don’t think that’s what the brewer wanted me to drink.
Bottle. A slightly hazy, golden to copper beer with a nice, dense, beige head leaving beautyful lacings The aroma has malts and hops in a nice blend, with some roasted malts in the back. Sweet, malty, slightly roasted flavor with piney and resiny hops giving a fine bitterness that lasts for a while. Full-bodied and slightly warming. A nice and balanced beer, but is is worthy the commercial description? That doesn’t really matter, and it was really fun finding it at a Norwegian pub. (090403) Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle - Piney hops, huge sweet malt backbone. Cloudy amber with a thin brown head. Toasted sweet malts, brilliant hoppy bitterness with a citrus sweet finish. #500 rating and the reason I love craft beer, thanks stone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Benzai (16914) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear amber / brown colored beer. Rough, creamy white head. Smell nicely hops, but also something a little weird, don’t know what it is. Taste is nicely hoppy again, without any weird side-taste. Nice carbonation, medium to full body. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
A: Very dark brown with some reddish tints (in the right light), "off-white" foam.
S: Not as intense an aroma as you might expect. Some dark fruit, caramel, and hops.
T: The first thing you notice is the intense bitterness, which I love. There are some subtler caramel flavor.
M: Great mouth feel: good amount of carbonation. The bitterness comes into play here as it lingers.
D: A great beer, but I would not call it very "drinkable". Something I’d recommend trying, however. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 Bottle as shown. Pours a dark red color with a small white head. this one had an interesting aroma with strong hops and toasty malts. Laces nicely and the taste was an arora of flavors a very overwhelming taste, like the label says you’re not worthy.