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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, with a thin head. Nice roasty malt flavor light with hops. Light malt flavors some toffee and caramel. The overall this beer was dry and easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a dark brown; thin head which dissipates quickly. Cloudy red when held up to light. Smell is slightly musty; strong roasted malts, bits of sweet caramel, toffee. Taste continues on the sweet/malty themes, a little bit tangy with more caramel and toffee. Medium body; light for style. Slightly stick/syrupy, moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3310) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark auburn-ruby color with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and fruit. Flavor was sweeter than expected with some dark fruit, fruit, caramel and maybe some cocoa and earth. A bit simplistic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is sweet, but with some nice toasty malt and fruity flavors. Overall...Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
tap @ Hamiltons. Pours sepia dark brown with an off white head. Great thick maltiness and a small bit of peat. Good chocolates. This might be my favorite from this brewer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Draft at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours a dark reddish-brown color, clearer around the edges, with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, dust, raisins, wood, and peat. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, raisins, dust, earth, wet leaves, brown sugar, and toast. The flavor ends a little too quickly. Medium-bodied, though it finishes lighter, with mild carbonation and a sweet, earthy mouthfeel. Not bad but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
05-Jan-11 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 03-Dec-10 for $1.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) In the glass, this beer is deep copper and perfectly clear in appearance. The beige head pours to half an inch in height before settling at a typical rate to a patchy sheen. The sugary sweet and fruity nose smells more Belgian than Scottish, offering aromas of caramel, brown sugar, figs, earth, dusty cobwebs, and apple skins. The beer is much more typically malty on the palate: sweet, caramely, toasty, and slightly roasty. Floral and grassy hop flavors are present with mild bitterness, and a modest fruitiness gives the beer added complexity, but a hint of apple skin is a slight distraction. Weight is a bit light for a Scotch Ale, clocking in at medium or maybe even medium-minus, and carbonation is light-medium. Despite the malty sweetness, the finish is somewhat dry and slightly astringent. A decent beer overall, one that I enjoy just because I like malty beers in general, but as a Scotch Ale, this is average at best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear rich ruby/orange with a few bubbles. Nose of caramel, graham cracker, sweet grain, toasty. Taste of caramel, toasty grain, creamy body with a medium thickness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, subtle vinous, and light roasted grain. Flavor of caramel malt, peat, toffee, and some herbal hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Tap at Anchor, Wichita, KS.
Pours a deep, thick mahogany amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malt with cherries and rasperries, and a slight oak and peat/seaweed essence. Flavor is tea leaves, raisin/seaweed malt, and a slight cherry finish. Average mouthfeel. Too funky and discombobulated.


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