Fordtech (4) - USA - APR 7, 2007 does not count
Mist beers either call themselves hopfiends or malt friends. This beer will bring an end to the malt/hop civil war. One word... PERFECT! jblendy (521) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Re-rated after a little over a year in the cellar....i.e....closet. Pours caramel/coffee brown with a nice tan head. Fruit has calmed down in the aroma, revealing a much stronger roasted malt character, but there is still some cherry and cassis present. This beer still has an amazing balance of the aroma in it’s flavor. Fruitiness that I originally noticed in the flavor has also been slightly muted. Roasted chocolate and caramel malts and a much stronger alcohol presence is the forefront, with a hint of anise coming through the finish. A bit of hops spiciness and warming alcohol in the back of my throat on the medium chewy palate. techdiver (22) - USA - DEC 27, 2006
Pours an opaque blackish brown with a decent head that dissipates quickly. Complex aroma with chocolate and malt. Taste is exquisite, well balanced, almost stout like with a smooth malt and chocolate toffee flavor and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is rich and makes for a very easy drinking brew. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 (rerate from 12-25-07) This beer was damn impressive. I expected it to be with over a year of ageing. Ive had the 05’ and i dont really remember it being this good. Murky, and dark black in color, with a white laced head. Aroma is roast (but not in a coffee sense), chocolate, and grapefruit, vineous. Flavor is very much the same but i would describe it as more of a chocolate with a raspberry drizzle. Malty mouthfeel. A little bit of a hop bite, and a warm feeling afterwards. Damn good beer. but it definitely speaks more of a wine. Another winner for the boys at Stone. robinvboyer (4849) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Great aroma of dark malts, a little roasty, with some really nice deep earthy fruity aromas with a touch of yeast. The flavor is full bodied, and rich. Lots more of the earthy dark fruits, with a big dose of raisins, and plums. A superb example of the style, this has aged very very well.
kevie999 (3) - chino, California, USA - JUN 26, 2006 does not count
Very good beer. Taste of sweetness with a hint of saltlyness. One of the best beer I have tasted.