Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012nickd717 (4647) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Not bad, not great. Genre-bending, thatís for sure. Not sure if "hot" is the right term to use here. Maybe warm. No doubt this is at 11% as the booze is a player here. Not one of my favorite anniversary ales from Stone, but not the worst either. Very malty with that familiar hop character from other Stone ales in recent years.
Itís not bad. Glad I tried it. Nothing to write home ab...... wait...
Bottle thanks to Evil Jason. 13 malts and hops? Bro... Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is a bit muddled but good, roast, cocoa, anise, some oxidative notes. Flavor is medium sweet, somewhat confused.cocoa is predominant note, some sherry, light bitterness. Fuller bodied, slightly syrupy. Decent. alexsdad06 (10284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
22 oz bottle shared with the group from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, some earthy notes, resin, some sweetness, the alcohol shows somewhat but doesnít distract, I remember being surprised by some really low ratings at the time, decent enough. BuckeyeBoy (7543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
22oz bottle. I donít know how I never rated this. Well pulled one from the cellar tonight. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is heavy malts caramel toffee chocolate sweetness and even a little hops still trying to hold on. Taste is more of the heavy malts light roast big sweetness pit fruit and a light bitterness on the end. Wow this is still tasting good. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Brown with a beige head. Aroma is double bergamot earl grey tea, malts, some oxidation. Medium bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a lightly astringent finish. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar, sherry. Somewhat oxidized. jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Etched glass bottle - Pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of rye, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, licorice and bread - med body
RobertDale (6393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, spice, and a bit of chocolate. Nice. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben. Dark brown pour, small ring of head. Burnt caramel, oxidation, stale marshmallow. Moderately sweet, full body. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown pour. Heavy nutty caramel aroma. Very creamy. Strong alcohol background. A spicy rye flavor. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle: Super deep brown pour, faint ruby edges, nearly black center. Light khaki head barely forms, fade quickly to a collar. Aroma of spicy rye, dirty earth notes, light cardboard, burnt toast, ashy leaves, a hint of citrus peel, & some faint caramel. Flavor is more sweet with caramel & lightly metallic toffee notes. Heavy earth, rose hip, perfume, burnt rye bread, toast, a touch of chocolate syrup, faint anise, some very mild prune. Kind of all over the place, but not bad. A little harsh at times, kind of has an "old" flavor in the aftertaste. Not bad but not great, either. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz botle.pours with a small whitehead. Aroma is wineous and fruity. fruity, toasted and malty and caramelish. Dry and bitter finish.