corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a dark golden apricot color with golden orange hues anda one finger off-white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Surprisingly hoppy aroma with hints earthy pine along with subtle oxidized cardboard, boozy alcohol and sweet malt. Lots of caramel, toffee and nut.
Boozy with some dry, earthy, resinous hops that give off hints of pine needle. A bit too hot with lots of sweet booze. Slightly oxidized with a sweet malt backbone giving off hints of caramel, toffee and rye.
Overall this was decent but way past its prime. Surprisingly the hops have held up and are only slightly stale but the oxidization is a bit too heavy hurting the overall flavor. His was probably very good when fresh but that is not the case at this stage.
JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Thanks to El Gaucho for sharing this rare treat at the 2007 RBSG. In the aroma I get loads of sweet potatos. Flavor has brown sugar, mandarin orange, and alcohol. I would be interested to see what happens to this after a few years of aging. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
RGSG- Amber color, light head. Nose is rough, alcohol. Body is dark fruit, a little strong and the alcohol is a little overwhelming. Not bad. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(~’06) @PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy copper color. Aroma is spice/herbal hops, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is spice/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel. Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Shared by markwise, danka. This beer was quite enjoyable due to a lack of notes that’s all I’ve got for ya. The bottle has the typical long-winded Stone flavored text and was passed around and enjoyed as much as the beer itself.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Sample at Stone Brewpub 1/6/07. Slightly hazy brown/orange. Thin off-white head. Nose is caramel, alcohol, rich malt. Flavor is caramel, slightly fruity malt, alcohol, spicy bitter finish. An interesting kind of nuttiness (brown malt?) in the finish. Too alcoholic right now. Nice creamy mouthfeel. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Huge malt nose, lots of oxidization, some raisins and prunes, just a bit of pine and spruce hops. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of toffee, lots of raisins and prune juice, lots of sherry. j12601 (11162) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a very hazy brown with no head. Big sweet caramel, toffee, fruit, paper, cardboard. Malty and spicy, nice carbonation. Very sweet and just a ton of oxidization. Caramel, and hot booze on the finish with some lingering tart tannins. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
[email protected]dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
at yespr. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, mild grains, toffee, some sweet malts as well as mild sourness. Flavour is sweet fruits, mild toffee, some alcohol, mild grains as well as some slight oxidized notes.
the pour is apricot colored with no head. sweet malty aroma. flavor is bitter but it soon finishes sweet, probably too sweet since my notes say ’sweet finish. sweet finish’. i found this a disappointing brew overall.