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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Ale brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns - with mission figs added. In the 1700s and 1800s, missionaries and Native Americans grew a variety of crops along the El Camino Real. Apart from the famous mission grapes, mission figs, barley, and olives, fennel and chia were also grown... (The brewers) tried to recapture some of the historic flavors of the old Camino Real by brewing this beer...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
draft@Stone vs. Moeder: black with a thick mocha head, smell is lots of grapefruit and pine hops, taste is sweet with lots of fruity American hops mixed with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, caramelised coffee and pepper

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (9995) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Vollmundiger schokolasiger Antrunk, sehr cremig. Weiterhin äußerst vollmundig, gleichzeitig stark süffig. Bis zum Ende nur minimal alkoholisch. Harmonisch, deutliche Kafeenoten aber nur wenig Röstigkeit. Super! 13/14/13/12//13

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, spice,caramel, molasses and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malt with some roasted malt and spice. Medium body, average carbonation. Really nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Draught @ Moeder Lambic during the Stone vs Moeder Lambic event. Pitch black with a light brown head. Smells hoppy, chocolate and coffee. Tastes hops and chocolate.. amazingly well balanced. Full body, great carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Creamy light brown head, opaque black color. Smell hops, fruits, dark fruits and lightly bitter. Taste is a little less good than the smell, but still nice hoppy and some fruityness. Very nice mouthfeel and a medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A deep dark earthy ASA. Pours a deep dark brown with a nose of dry hops and malts. This was a great beer fresh and I’m hoping that the one I saved will be even better (a touch less hot and more balanced) with a year or 2 on it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Black color, huge light brown head. Sweet, malty, white pepper scent. Sweet, vinous, oak, vanilla, dry, wood, roasted taste. Coffee aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
Draft @ Stone vs. Moeder event, Moder Lambic, Brussels. Brune foncée, col jaunâtre. Malté et caramel, fruits noirs; figue. Levure, aspect grains, café avec en retrait une fine amertume. Reste sec au palais avec une pointe de chocolat sur la fin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
Draught Huge dark-cream head with textbook lace over fully black beer. Liquorice drop, resin and some chocolate aromas. Sweet and bitter full chocolate, green dark leaves (aucuba). Some tobacco in the finish and even more liquorice warming up. Well-bodied, quite slick, but lacking flavours in the palate a bit. Nice, if less overpowering great than some other Stone brews. I have to confess never having heard of "chia", so it’s no wonder I do not recognize it. Shame on me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 10/9/10). Black color. Medium tan head. Moderate chocolate aroma with light roastiness. Moderate chocolate/coffee flavor, with light caramel and light roastiness. Avg duration. Light dry finish with light lasting roastiness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.


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