jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Cask (real ale) pour at Old Toad. Soapy head, fine but sparse lacing, clear orange. Spicey nose, coriander I guess, very pleasant, + some tropical notes. Palate is neutral, much less dry than typical Stone. Starts spicy ends moderately hoppy, excellent and very unique. Bravo. sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Medium sized tan head, good retention and lace. Lightly hazy copper hued brew. Nose is spicey with plenty of coriander. Med/light body, soft carbonation, little oily. lotsa coriander in the flavor profile, maybe a bit too much?? For me anyways. litle bit of caramel malts. Dry finish, spicey. Not for me, really. Sampled a few times on cask @ DuClaw RAF. Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours deep copper. Mild hop aroma, malts and coriander. Hints of caramel, malts, and a slight coriander flavouring with some bitterness following at the end. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Tap at RnH for Stone tap takeover: Soft bodied, sweet caramel malts and savory spices. Nice corriander and savory spices. Really well balanced. adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On cask at R & H. Pours a dark coppery amber with a small beige head. Aroma of hops, malts and grains. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Tap at the RnH Stone Takeover (thanks Larry). Clear amber pour with frothy white head. Aroma has plenty of coriander along with caramel and buttered popcorn. Flavor has moderate levels of diacetyl with brown sugar and a touch of coriander. Warm, soft, buttery finish. Despite the diacetyl, I must say I enjoyed this. A good example of the whole being more than the sum of its parts. TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Had at the stone tasting in NY at Rattle n’ Hum with James and Andrew. Pour was dark orange/copper with lasting white head that laced a little on the sides. Aroma is pure coriander with hints of yeast. Flavor was very smooth from the cask but full of strangely balanced hops and spice. Slipstream (2720) - USA - OCT 10, 2010
From a cask at the 2010 Stone-Rattle’n’Hum event - and what an event it was, what I can remember of it anyway. This was a light pale ale with some sweetness to it, but not a lot of coriander showing itself. Pretty good, but not one of Stone’s best. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. Pours a dark amber body with slight haze and with a soapy white head. Aroma is coriander. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of coriander dominating the flavor, some light hops as well. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On cask at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours a hazed ruby and brown orange with a medium sized beige head. This whole beer was an experience. Right after getting my pint, a few people at the RB table got their food, so my initial thoughts were that it smelled like delicious fried food. Even started writing that it my notes before I actually took my nose out of the glass and looked up. Smells like a whole lot of coriander. Musky, subtle. Next mistake was eating a little piece of the ghost pepper that was on the table since Larry brought a ton of peppers from his garden. So then there was about a ten minute cool down time before I could get accurate notes (though it didn’t stop me from drinking about half the pint to quench the burning from the ghost pepper). Subtle coriander throughout, nice and gentle with a light crisp grapefruit bitterness. I personally liked it a lot since coriander is one of my favorite spices, but it’s definitely not for everyone.