JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Tap Room in beautiful PB, San Diego. Nose is boozy, malty bread pudding, reminds me of the Double Bastard. Appearance is opaque coffee with a minimal french vanilla head. Hits the palate like a sock full of nickels, only they’re not nickels, they’re hops and they’re taking over and setting up shop. Tastes like a special ale, the kind that should come with a loaf of bread and a designated driver. Hops, malt, caramel, and more hops...Stone does it again. mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours reddish brown. Aroma is caramel with some hops. Bold flavor driven by malt and toffee, but with nice balancing bitterness. sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 Nose is very distinctly soy sauce. Pours a translucent brown with minimal tan head. Flavor is citrusy hops with a fair amount of sweet malt balancing it out. Slightly dry finish. The hops are not biting at all, but I’m wondering if I didn’t let this sit a bit too long before opening it. Even now, however, this is a very good beer. MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle 65cl. Dark redish. Wonderful sweet aroma with hints of citrus and malt. Powerful taste; burnth caramel, citrus. Great beer. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Deep amber color with a foamy head. Aroma is all pine and citrus hops. Lots of roasty caramel malt balanced out by the hops on the finish. Very nice. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Bottled (BB 06/2010)oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Clear dark ruby color, small tan head. Sticky cut grass hoppyness and dry yeast. Citrusy hoppy, bready malts, licorice and alcohol. Aftertaste is pleasant, but I don’t like sharp hoppyness in this beer.
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Ruby colour, small head. Aroma is hops, sticky alcohol, more hops and alcohol. Flavour is rather much the same. Very Stone-like hoppy super IPA, but sadly I don’t like this type of hoppyness in a beer... pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bomber, Pours a very cloudy ruby chestnut with a frothy head of the same color, aroma is pear, citric hops, and some alcohol, smooth and juicy, with some of the fruit present and a long-lingering bitter finish dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Pours Brown/Red with huge, creamy, beige head with good lacing. Sugar, caramel and a hint of hops, definitely a shadow of it’s former self. Caramel, sugar, brown sugar and bitter at the end. A touch of roast maybe. Not bad. Very Double Bastard-ie. Wish I had a chance to have it fresh. Not bad though.