rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, malty and milky, roasted, some licorice. Hoppy flavor, grassy, some metal. Bitter finish Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
Murky dark brown. Smells like a good Black Toque. All toasty and leafy, then dark & chewy. Big anise finish. What I like about this is the size and sweetness of the body, it really provides a solid backdrop for the leafy hops. chrisv10 (18413) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little sweet, pine and quite bitter. TBone (18212) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottled (vintage September 2007, Vasa session).
Deep ruby-brown color, creamy beige head, some lace. Aroma is mix of yeast, hops and bread - like sniffing dirty socks (Miksu said that it is oxided hops). Crisp carbonation. Sticky hops in powerful body. Finish has licorice and grapefruit juice. Good beer. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft from awhile black. Pours midnight black with tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate malt, coffee, pine and resin. Well balanced roast and bitter hop resin. Medium body.
yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
Bottle, 22oz, thx to thewolf. It pours a clear, dark brown body with a dense beige head on top. It has a lovely aroma with chocolate, coffee, sweetness and dried fruiots, as well as a lovely hop profile with pine, resin and citrus, mostly orange. Chocolate and coffee flavor, rather burnt, with fruity hop flavors, citrus notes, pine and resin. Full, rather dry mouthfeel, and a long, piney and resiny finish with citrus. This is one of those lovely beers with layers and layers of aroma and flavor. The aroma being the best of those though. Nice. (080301) Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black opaque color, white head. Smell hops, grassy, mint and fresh. Very nice fresh grassy taste with a lot of hops. Good carbo, medium to full body. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The pour is black in color with lots of visual carbonation, a fluffy tan head, and excellent lacing.
S: The nose is actually fairly complex for an IPA style beer. Lots of juicy grapefruit aromas with some roasted malt and a resinous pine quality.
T: The flavor is just as good as the nose. Lots of citrus up front with the roasted malt coming out in the middle. The piney bitterness makes for a great finish.
M: Lots of body on this one, and while it is strong, the alcohol does not overpower any part of this beer.
D: I’m so glad they decided to remake their 11th Anniversary as it is one of my favorite Stone beers. I pick this one up on a pretty regular basis. Ferris (16489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft - Roast malts and grapefruit. A bit so spice, maybe anise? You can almost see through the dark mahogany, and a beige nice rich head. Big pine and toasted malts. Thin body and a bit of alcohol burn, not as I had hoped with the aroma. Not bad, but just ok. Dedollewaitor (16381) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, December 2010. Pours black with a small creamy off white head and lacings. Roast, soy, caramel and coffee. A bit of ashes. Full bodied. Nice . .