j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Stone 7th anniversary. Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. No hops left. Old prune and plum aromas, and old malt. A little better than the 2nd through the 5th, but still I’d imagine nothing like the beer it once was. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown with an average-sized off-white head. Unexpected aroma of chocolate after-dinner mints and mustiness. Flavor of dried fruit, corriander, candy, sweet malt, and mild hops. A little thin, but punched full of flavor. Thanks for sharing Nuffield! hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
Tasted as part of a vertical including the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Anniversary beer (big thanks to egadzis!). Poured a cloudy copper color with a white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, caramel, and light grapefruit. Lightly sweet. slowrunner77 (13189) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"a little past it’s prime, given the past high scores. sampled at Stone 1/09...over 5 years old. Still pretty good, but i’ve had many better pales. everything mellowed just a bit too much."
madsberg (11798) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Flowery, fruity and malty aroma. Quite distinct. Full hoppy and fruity flavour. Some cocoa notes. Full bodied and balanced. Crisp and spiced. Ends on a nice bitterness. Good one. Thanks egajdzis for trading.
hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
This beer rocks!
Very handsome, crystal clear, deep golden ale.
Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head. "Ring around the glass" lacing.
Very complex aroma. I'm sure I'm missing things here, but I detect caramel, must, piney and peppery (jalepenos) hops.
Floral hops as well. Also, vineous with hints of honey.
Grapefruit and rich, sweet malt in the flavor. Not-quite-balanced and salty with some evergreen.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter... then dry finish.
World class brew! DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004
A HUGE thanks to belgianhomebrew for this one. First of all, I consider this to be an Imperial IPA. The pour was turbid copper/orange, with a big, creamy white head and more lace than Oprah in lingerie. Exquisite aroma which included hops, fruit, spice, and citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a solid malt presence, and some frutiness and finishing spiciness. The palate was medium, firm, bold. This one, to me, seemed like 3 parts I2PA + 1 part barleywine. I no longer want a Harley. I want a vertical tasting of the Stone Anniversaries. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Powerful barley wine like aroma, gorgeously thick sweet malty aroma enchants and lures you in only to have the disappoint like the stunning girl next door who turns out to have implants. Just doesn't live up to the aroma. Good beer but not great. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/13/2003MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
Clear amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet carael malt aroma with lots of piney citrus hops, big hop flavor well balanced on top of a rich sweet carmel malt base, long bitter finish, initally a slight hint of alcohol fumes,
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Viscosity and girth transmitted even to the nose hairs, the sweet honey caramalt portrays the wealth of a plentiful kingdom...Fat, resinous oranges dressed in gorgeous almond skins, sipping on a Peach Schnapps'...If King Kong wanted a pale ale, I'd give him this one...