thedogs (24) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
My favorite of the stone brewery products. Itís practically that perfect mix. The oaked flavor overwrites that excessively strong hoppy flavor that the double bastard presents. I can say i love this beer. Itís a fantastic mix of drinkability and taste. majorchaz (24) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Gives a caramel, sugary/nutty flavor, with good head retention, and very smooth on the palate. Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 23, 2012
Great beer. Heavy smell. Great fluffy head. Nice taste with the oak. Rich comes to mind when im drinking it. The color is amazing PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
Fuck me. Not as fucking good as I was expecting. Cunt seemed a bit confused, one of those beers that isnít sure if itís straight or fucking gay. rockchalkgenes (23) - - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Dark amber pour with tan head. Oak aroma with herbal hops and roasted nut malt undertones. Taste follows the nose. Very nice blend of oak, malt and mild hops. Alcohol is hidden. Creamy, think body that lingers. Outstanding beer.
btg95 (23) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark Red/Brown Ale that starts with a strong hoppy note. The implied oak flavour is fairly mild and does not present itself up front. MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours ruby with a creamy mahogany tinged head. Aroma is burnt caramel, sweet malt and sticky hops. Big malt backbone from the off, toffee, burnt sugar, treacle, piney hop creeping in and finishing with a lingering bitter kick and a staying smoky quality resting on the back of your tongue that kind of just dominates out the other flavours in the end. A good beer but just a big malty hop bomb with no endearing qualities stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2008
reddish amber color.very oaky nose,with a slight vanilla nose.good up front vanilla(oak)flavor good malt,and hop backbone.this is a good beer to start,with for people new to oak barrel beers. psycho11 (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Dark red when held up to the light. Not much head, even on a hard pour. Nice and bitter on the back of the tongue. Tastes like grapefruit. Wonderful! NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Massively hopped nose along with detectable oak notes. Predictably bitter, tastes like gnawing at the side of a thickly barked tree probably would., and then comes the bitter. Beautiful looking beer, a rich red. Prefer the non-oaked version and actually prefer Stone’s standard IPA above all their other offerings. Definitely a different taste and something you may want to try if you need to experience variety for the sake of variety itself. OK.