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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A full bodied, full flavored ale. Deep garnet red with a dense, creamy head of tan. Stone Thrower is fermented at a lower temperature and the brewing water is softened to be closer to that found in Scotland. Malts: Pale, Crystal Chocolate, Roast. Hops: Hallertau Tradition, East Kent Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle (marked 07/06/11). Pours with a hazed deep brown/amber/garnet hued body with a medium sized tan to brown head that slowly fades to a ring. Aromas of cereal, light smoke, peat, iodine, caramel, toffee, kettle caramelization, esters (banana, dark fruit), lightly papery. Flavors are a bit vegital, estery (banana), tobacco, smoke, cereal grain. Some diacetyl, papery. No hops. Off-tasting. Plastic. Light carbonation. Dry finish. Rotten fruit, a bit rancid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
[Bottle] Pours deep reddish-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is quite sweet, with banana (differs a little from the banana aroma in hefes), sweet tarts, and a little vanilla. Interesting. The taste is fruity up front, with plum and blackberry, then alcohol, earthiness, and subtle nuttiness throughout. Raisin really shows up at the end after it has warmed a bit. Nice. Good mouthfeel, fairly smooth, finish length is above average. Overall, an enjoyable, solid offering from Big Sky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark clear copper color with a nice tan head. The nose is chewy and sweet with some dark malts and big fruity notes. The flavor comes across too sweet due to the lager qualities and the big body with the medium malts. Nice earthy hops and a clean malty finish, but still a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
Reddish brown, clear, color. Modest head. Aroma and taste is a sweet caramel, with some spice which is appropriate for the style. Thin body with some maltyness on the finish, not much bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4531) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
Deep amber in color, cream colored head, clearish. The smell is sweet, caramel, malts, toffee candy. The taste is a little sweet, malts, caramel, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller tan head that retained throughout the beer. Aroma was biscuits, caramel, bread and malts. Flavor was toast, caramel, and yeast. Malty finish. Too thin and smooth for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6796) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear but very dark garnet-y amber. Dense creamy head with decent drippy lace. Pleasant brown bread nose, tiny hints of brown sugar showing. Some floral hop character. Creamy medium body with fairly restrained carb. Brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and floral qualities on the mid-palate, with a mild bready finish. Very nicely done, but the complexity is really lacking, even in the malt bill. Though the malt profile is nicely forward, it’s fairly narrowly confined, and could use a lot more different aspects to it before this beer can be called a classic. Given how well executed this beer is, that’s worth noting. As it stands, this is more of a sweeter brown than a scotch worthy of the name Heavy Horse. Such a great name--calls to mind the great war council quote from Braveheart when they know Longshanks is readying for war: "Heavy cavalry, armored horse; shake the very ground!" This beer’s not quite ready to shake the very ground. But Scotland still sent the English home when they came calling at Bannockburn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark reddish brown colored brew with a decent amount of off white head. Aromas of caramel malt and some peat - flavor is very malty and sweet, a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1456) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Dark reddish brown with an enormous pillowy head that reduced slowly to a nice film and left excellent lace. Really a great looking beer. Classic rich malt and toffee aromas with a touch of nuttiness and caramel. Flavors are similar, with a gentle but pronounced malt sweetness and include hints of dark bread and dark fruits. Medium body, minimal carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a very pleasantly sweet finish. This is actually a helluva beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. Brown. Carmel. Thick body. Balanced flavors. High carbonation. Slick and chalky.

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