Lakes (18) - post falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Not for the feint of heart but what from Stone is? It’s darker than I expected with less head than I’d hoped for but the aroma is beyond pleasing. The boys at Stone are very fond of their Hops so I expected this beer to have a real bite. I was very happy though when it did not curl my nose hair. The hops is very pronounced but so well balanced that even someone who is not a huge hops fan (like myself) will be impressed. The malts were rich, strong and satisfying. This is an excellent beer. omhper (25565) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, small head. Evident grapefruity hop aroma. Drya nd fairly clean with streamlined but well rounded body. Really well hopped with loads of grapefruit and a vital body of cookie malt. Perhaps the black colour is fooling my brian, but I seem to get some licorice as well. An impressive brew in typical Stone Brewing fashion. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2008
bottle courtesy of bullzeye. black pour with a thin cream head. huge hops on the nose. great thickness and the hops are just perfect. this is so well balanced and such a good beer i’d drink it every day. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2008
So my Honkeybra’s pourin this one out, aight? And he says, "I think a chunk just fell out." I’m thinking to myself, "It had better have been a chunk of awesomeness." And I was right. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Brwon Jug - This is completely different than what I was expecting. There are some hops in the nose, but it is much more of a sweeter maltiness, that follows through onto the palate where the hops become much more pronounced. This is a really unclassifiable style for me, it is kind of between a couple of them, a hybrid of sorts. It works though, this is really well balanced and a little on the rich side, but then follows through with some dry bitterness in the finish. Takes your palate in a lot of different directions.
Nik925 (795) - USA - JUN 3, 2008
Awesome, the play between dark malt and hops is spot on. Slightly over bitter. Super dark. Stone should make this regularly. GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle from beerlando. Pours a dark brown color, nice head... Smells sweet and malty. Taste is a mixture between a hoppy bitterness and roasted malt. As the commercial description says it really is a hybrid beer, not quite a stout but not an IPA eithier. Blended together very well. No trace of alcohol. Nice texture, it is a sipper. Over all excellent beer by Stone! Thanks brian for the beer! Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells earthy with tea, raisins, nuts. Tastes of citrus, molasses, spice, pepper, brown sugar, caramel. Mouthfeel is full with a bitter finish. Very nice! cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (beljohansen): Almost black, big light head, notes of chocolate, liquorice , coffee and hops, bitter adn swette in great balance. nice bitter aftertaste. FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2008
There is just nothing wrong with this beer. Very nice and rich with a great hop aroma and taste. It just has the perfect balance that covers the alc%. Starts with the big hop nose, then gose to a heavy IPA taste that finishes with a bit if a roast malt finish. Then comes back the hop bitterness at the end. Very good.