joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
Clear orange coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet aroma of fruits, dried fruits and hops.
Sweet flavour of malts, dried fruits, fruits and hops. twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 2, 2006
Dark red color, extremely complex flavor of hops and malt. Almost syrupy sweet. Definitely not session beer. sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep hazy garnet in color. Good head and lace that sticks lingers for a little while. Rich malts and perfumey nose. Very well carbonated. Rich carmelly malts, consistancy that is almost vinous, hops are alot more toned down than regular bastard. Very solid beer and still more balanced then a couple years ago, holding up nicely. ’03 vintage. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Deep ruby red color with a thick lacy head. Aroma of citrus, bourbon, malt and soy. Complex & sweet with notes of citrusy fruit, toasted chestnut, smoked wood and some lingering bitterness. Very think body and just a little bit of soapiness. But all in all very delicious. tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with creamy tan head. I got a nose full of candy sugar, cherry, caramel, toffee, and pungant hops. Fruity sweet, golden raisin, and an pleasant alcohol burn. Very smooth. Rolls over the tongue nicly. A fine drink, but not one of my faves.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber red wih a 2.5 finger beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spice, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is initially sweet on the lips with a strong hoppy caramel middle that leads to a warming alcohol finish. Thick, creamy, and chewy on the palate. This is truely a beer for the season. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Sweet nose with spice notes. Toffee and cherry. Alcohol spiciness. The hops surface in the taste — a citrus bitterness that lasts. On top of that is a sweet, chewy caramel and toffee taste. There are notes of orange peel, maple syrup and honey. Medium to thick body, slightly syrupy. Excellent. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
By looks alone, I would think this was regular ole’ bastard - meaty red with a creamy head. The aroma is absolutely decadent - cake batter, toffee, cherry and caramel are all wrapped in a nice alcohol spiciness and hop fruitiness. The body is as complex as the nose, really spreading throughout my mouth on first drink. The malt dominates, obviously, but it gracefully leaves room for a nice hop bitterness in the finish. sugaree (3) - La, Accra, GHANA - DEC 23, 2005 does not count
Like cake batter - sweet and thick, warm and spongey - with a hint of toffee icing and the slight tang of raspberry glaze on top. CMUBEERMAN (442) - - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 My favorite Stone...I think. It’s probably my fave ASA too. Actually don’t find it too hoppy.