desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Pours a dark mahogany with little head. Extremely fresh hops in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with massive amounts of piney, grapefruity hop goodness. Tart, dry finish. Delicious! Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Poured a jet black with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and strong piney hops. Flavor is also very roasted maybe some coffee with a nice bitting hop finish. Very good. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with grapefruit, roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with notes of roasted malt, hops liquerice and caramel. Ends with intense bitterness. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 22 oz Bottle that poured dark brown, with a foamy 2 inch head.Nose of strong hops. The flavor that followed was strong ipa with a firm malt backbone. I think I tasted some mint in the flavoring also. Big thick mouthful, and full bodied, but just didn’t quite work for me.
So a few months later I opened a bottle from my fridge, and enjoyed it a whole lot more. Might have just needed some time, sometimes its just place a time. But this was good, and wish I had some more. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
22 oz Bomber-pours a dark ruby color w/a slight tan head & good lacing. It went downhill quickly from there. Strong hop aroma & overpowering hop bite w/flavors of pine/spruce. Tasted like I was chewing on a hand full of pine needles. Heavy citrus flavor as well. Just too gamey for me, couldn’t really enjoy the flavor. Like an IPA & a stout combined, & it’s not a good combination. Long dry, overly hopped finish, guess these big overly hopped beers just aren’t my thing.
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color and has a beigh head with good retention and some lacing. Strong hoppy aroma of pine & citrus and notes of grapefruit with light caramel and a touch of brown sugar. Rich and bitter flavor with citrus and piney hops, toasted malts, grapefruit, and notes of caramel and light chocolate with a nice soft carbonation. Medium to full body with a dry and bitter finish Lothore (647) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a dark blackish red letting very little light pass through with a tan, 1 finger head.
S- Smell is predominately hoppy with floral characteristics and dark fruit undertones.
T- Taste starts off like a weak stout with coffee and dark flavors followed by a hop bitterness reminiscent of an IPA.
M- Thick and highly carbonated.
D- This is a very drinakble brew, easily sessionable.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown opaque with a thin head. The aroma was apricots and floral hoppiness. The taste hits like a strong IPA followed by a stout. A complex and interesting beer. kyzr (1548) - Montana, USA - APR 24, 2008
Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Dark brown with great big brown head. A lot of rosated malt on the nose, spice and hoppy. Flavor is much the same, with a more malt than I was expecting. The creamy texture is somthing that I always enjoy from Stone’s beers, and this one didn’t let me down. Very nice hints of dried fruit and chocolate towards the finish. gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2008
Bottle, thx to thewolf. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, hop, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is roasted, smoked, hop, coffee, chocolate , fruit . Nice and pleasent beer.