Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Hazy dark amber pour on draft at Republic. Thick off white head. Malty nose. Big sweet taste, lots of hops and a big bitterness in the finish. Really nice. Big and kick ass for sure. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
14th March 2014, large bottle at a barbeque in Newport Beach, bought and took the bottle myself and didn’t share it!
Aggressive little bugger isn’t it. Hops full on in the mouth, yet it has a sweeter maltier nose: bitter in flavour with a definite Barley wine undertone. A fine beer in all aspects. AlmostHome (69) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Good beer. Very malty. Strong. Thick head with a great brown color. Starts and ends strong. Like a loaf of bead. At 11.2% it gets your attention.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone VastActiv (7102) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 30122011. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, caramel and malts. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
At Justin’s house warming party. Pours murky brown with white lacing. Aroma is cardboard, nice molasis figs, on the complex side. Taste, is as expected. It’s a very nice barleywine, just not my style.
andrepintado (3398) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 31, 2014
33cl bottle from Bottledog London. Dark gold color. Medium head. Medium to high sweetness. High bitterness. Hoppy and malty aroma. Gerbeer (3749) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 650 ml bottle Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of dark sweet fruit, toffee, and sweet malts. Flavors are same with a big dose of bitter dry fruity hops. Good but still over rated.
This rating replaces previous tap rating. Bottle is much better... Scouser (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smells of malt and bubble gum, not bad. Good dark amber copper color with a little beige head and no lacing. Tastes sweet malt and bubble gum. A nice beer. MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma of hops and some malty yeastiness. Pours a rich amber with a gorgeous foamy head. Taste of hops, bitter pine, dark fruits, malts, resin, etc. A huge beer with tons of complex flavours.
(And although the Stone Rep in AB refused to disclose the IBUs for this, I’d guess between 80-95)! ;) patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Pouring a deep and rich amber colour with a clear, sparkly body and a thin beige head that clings to the glass. The aroma is heavy and rich with loads of toffee and caramel malts atop surprisingly sweet and fruity aromas of orange peel and citrus. A bit of spice and bready malts pervade that aroma. The first sip is overly sweet and sugary with toffee and caramel malts, notes of nuts, pine and citrus hop notes and raisin. Towards the finish the fruit notes peter out leaving more hop emphasis with pine and grapefruit resin notes. Alot of biscuity and bready malts leave a rather heavy mouthfeel that comes across a bit oily and thick. The finish is dry and moderately astringent with a surprising smoothness. The alcohol is well hidden but for a slight warmth on the finish.