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RATINGS: 180   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3038) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5712) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12100) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gringo332 (559) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Pours very ruddy dark copper with a tan head. Rich malty aroma. Med body/foamy carb. Rich warm malt flavor with a bit of hop. It drinks well. Finishes malty but not sticky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Brown pour. Beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet smelling. Maply syrup, brown sugar, dark agave syrup. Flavor is too damn sweet. Some ok fruity flavors and a pretty nice mouthfeel, but too sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Brown. Light malt aroma. some caramel in the flavor with lightly roasted grain. Thin and watery, and lacking in flavor. A poor attempt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1677) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Reddish brown, clear, color. Modest head. Thin body. Aroma and taste is a sweet carmel, which is appropriate for the style. Not much hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (661) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Reddish brown with very high clarity and a long lasting small head. It had an aroma of caramel, alcohol and bread. The flavor is somewhat sweet and fades quickly away. It has a medium mouthfeel with very little carbonation. This beer went very well with a pork roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a thin off white head. Caramel, brown sugar and ripe fruit aroma. Taste is on the sweet side with raisin, caramel, ripe fruit and a hint of peat. Finishes somewhat bitter with an off flavor. Soft carbonation with a syrupy texture. Not a great representation of the style and a little too sweet for my liking.

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