jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2008
beautiful copper color, small off white head. wonderful malt hop flavor, good palate. only downside is the slight metallic hop aftertaste. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Wow, lots of head for a barley wine. My first Stone, and its good, but not as good as I expected. Crisp taste, fruity with a strong sugary backbone, the 11.26% ABV makes itself known as well. This is a big beer, but I feel like it wants to be bigger. Almost like a weaker version of the DFH Olde School. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still fantastic. Not a bad barley wine by a long shot, just not the very best. 1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Best barleywine I have had. 22 oz bomber
Pours an amber color with a nice white head. IluvatarMilan (309) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Slightly hazy ruby red body. Medium white head. A broad aroma of hops and earthy tones. Taste is incredibly deep, floral, herbal hops. Perfect incarnation of a barley wine.
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 2016 release. Pours a dark caramel color with almost foamy fleeting bubbled head. Smells bold sweet and ritch. Tastes like sweet maple sultanas with a brilliant bitterness and heat to finish. Dry hops eliminate the thick aftertaste. Brilliant.
bbcd (307) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2013 bottle. Clear copper, thin off-white head. caramel, citrus, floral, bread, lots of alcohol. medium sweetness, very bitter. full body, creamy, thick feel, astringent finish. Overwhelmingly bitter at the temperature I’d normally serve it at, but it balances out some after a while. soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bomber, pours an amber color. Caramel aroma. Nice sweet taste with hops. Has a thick feel. Quaffable alcohol not noticable. DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Fruity, yeasty, and a pleasant pepperiness that was immediately noticeable in the amber-colored brew. Low but noticeable hop profile added to the spiciness, complementing the starchy mouthfeel. Smooth and refreshing. warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Pours a deep hazy copper with a red tinge. Decent head for the ABV and good lacing. Smell is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt and lots of hops. Taste is off the charts, sweet malty flavor, caramel, fades into a strong hop profile with plenty of bitterness. The hops may be showcased a bit too much for the style, but doesn't take away too much from the complex earthy malt. Thick mouth feel that you expect from a beer this big. This is a great sipper, and if you like the hoppier American style barley wines, this is a must try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Golden-amber color, head that surprised me that stuck around. Tastes warm from esters and alcohol, but also has a hop lingering flavor. Not bad, but not my favorite.