loseratheart (110) - USA - APR 2, 2006
Strong hoppy flavor. Head disappates quickly with some lace. Very strong taste, gets better as time goes by. Pours a light orange color. Average in my opinon. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4oz taster on tap at Stone Winter Storm ’06. Oh man oh man. You know you always wonder how long you can age an IPA. Well I would not recomend 7 years. Color was very light amber with small head. Not a huge aroma but grassy, grassy, grassy. Flavor was slightly sweet and none existent hops and wait whats that grass. When I asked for a clean glass, the bartender must of heard fresh grass. Very thin and unapealing. Taking into account the balls it takes to keep a keg of this for so long, I did not give them the score I think the beer desrves if considered fresh. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Pale golden pour. Aroma is heavily oxidized. Chewy and still very bitter. There is a vaguely Belgian character to the malts with a touch of light spiciness. Chewy and a little bit spicy with a lot of wet dankness. What else could you expect after 10 years? j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Crazy. Second anniversary isn’t in the database, so notes on that one are included here. Pours a hazy brown to orange amber, with little black floaties that look like coffee grounds. Caramel and old prunes on the nose. Really good carbonation, surprising actually. Tastes a bit like old cardboard. 3rd looks like an even more hazy version of the 2nd. Flavors and aromas are very similar, and the doubled hops from 2nd to 3rd have fallen out completely. 3rd is bitter and tastes even older than the 2nd. Very cool to get a chance to try these. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle shared by EDA, thanks Mike.
First off: Stone 2nd Anniversary. Pours a hazy amber golden body with an off white head. Sediment, paper, caramel, toffee with hints of etoh and tobacco. Plumy raisonetts and still carbonated. 3.0
Stone 3rd Anniversary. Pours a hazy orange body with a thin lacing. Obvious oxidation, chewing tobacco, hints of spices and paper and a metallic character. 2.6
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber shared by EDA!!! Damn dude. EDA even brought out the Stone 2nd Anniversary as well! Unfortunately this 3rd anniversary held up even worse than the 2nd- it was way past its prime. Pours a hazy dull orange and a thin soda like head. Aroma is old mildew stale, fungyusy with mushroom and vegetable ash, stale old hops, with a funky light tart note almost like a jonge lambic- strange. Flavor is old hops, cheesy light funk, leather, toasty hints of butter, metallic hops, strange phenols, more funk and mushroom with an earthy herbal finish- even notes of fish? wtf? Strange and obviously way past its prime. Cool to try though. malrubius (3082) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Pale orange with small head. Hospital aroma. Sweet peach mild bitter and lots of nasty old flavors. Still carbonated. Good beer gone bad. Interesting to test out the effects of age on this.