yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours hazy orange with no head. Dense bourbon aroma with mild fruity accents. Smooth caramel malty base flavour and a dense bourbon flavour coming through. Good balance between the malt and bourbon. Slight burning alcohol finish though. Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,100 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer. Draft at The Bistro during RBSG 2008. An unclear amber beer wtih a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet amtly with notes of caramel, alcohol, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet - almost cloying with lots of alcohol burning the palate and top of throat, but also strong notes of caramel and a subtly bourbon note. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Vintage 2010. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sweetish toffee bourbon aroma with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish with woody bourbon hints. Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Massive presence of bourbon that overshadows everything else in the beer. Like a bourbon aged in beer barrels madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
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Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
THE Others tasting. 2010 Bottle. Cheers to the ever resourceful Bruce for this one. Hazy amber beer with a big pale tan - cream head. Palate is dry and a little soft. Mild lactose cream and caramel. Spicy bourbon and a trace of dry wood. Dried fruits lurk underneath. Semi dry finish. Usual Stone quality but even after 3 years this still has bourbon bite.
Bottle (Vintage 2010) at The Others Tasting, London - another good one from Bruce. Pours lightly foggy amber with a frothy, tan head. Dry, ripe fruits on the nose, light earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with lightly toasted wood, bitter earth, toasty bread and rindy citrus. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more earthy bitterness, ripe semi-dark fruits, alcohol, wood, some dried toffee. Rich and not overly sweet. Nice. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Sample from bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Bottle from 2010.deep amber beer with a small but lasting beige head. Fruity malty aroma, hazelnuts, caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes, plums, roasted notes, vinous, grapes, warming alcohol, biscuits, woody notes, vanilla, creamy notes. Perfection! Malty fruity flavor, nuts, caramel, sweetish, warming alcohol, raisins, prunes, vanilla, bourbon notes, toffee, woody. Incredibly smooth and with a great body. Long vinous fruity finish with candy, caramel, prunes and raisins. Huge beer! brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pours amber in color with a white head. Smells much hoppier than I expected. Not a ton of barrel/bourbon character. Some vanilla and a bit of booze, but mostly pine and citrus with caramel malt. The flavor is more of the same. Probably the most bitter barrel aged barleywine I’ve ever had. Pine and citrus with caramel, a hint of vanilla, some oak, and maybe just a touch of bourbon. bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Tap at the Graduate in Davis, CA. Pours amber with an off-white smear. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Aromas of toasted malt and citrus/pine. Flavor is sweet malt with cirtus hop. There is an oaky astringency that pops up in the finish. But it’s barley wine sweet overall. Nice drink. Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2010 bottle thanks to Bruce at THE others tasting. It pours deep amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is wood, varnish, nectarine, citrus peel, brown bread, gingerbread, spice, raisin, honey and caramel. The taste is wood, varnish, leather, bourbon, decent bitterness, dark fruit, alcohol warmth, bitter citrus and fruit cake with a bitter finish. Medium-full body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Perhaps a bit more age would smooth this out a bit more, but it is pretty damn tasty. As usual Stone does not disappoint!