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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14663) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of. Urnt caramel, light licorice. Taste is sweet and smooth caramel, butterscotch. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (668) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Smooth ale with a scotch flavor and some hints of sweet vanilla. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Best part of this beer is the aroma and appearance. Has good flavor, sweet and malty. Kind of heavy, and lacks a little of the bitterness and/or alcohol burn of some of the better Scotch Ales. But, very good nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
From a bottle. Nice sweet taste of fruits. A good balanced beer. I found myself wanting another

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (828) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Clear, dark amber, slight tan head. Nose is caramel, hint of smoke and dark fruit. Sweet. Middle is roasted malt and cherries. Finish is more sweet malt. Nicely balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear, ruddy light brown with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of bread, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste of caramel and nuts with just a hint of grassy hops.Lots of malty goodness here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3408) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle pour thanks to jake65. Pours a translucent amber with a velvety head of beige foam. The aroma has notes of toffee and walnuts. Some grainy qualities as well. Taste is mostly sweet with a continuing sweet finish. Medium bodied and light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap @ Black Bottle. Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Cherry, spices, and sweet molasses. Caramel, some toast, and bread. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, molasses, and caramel. Toast, light chocolate, and cherry. Maybe a bit of spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerandhockey8 (239) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
From 12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a deep copper, medium brownish head. Nose is scotch, malt, alcohol. Taste is a medium body, mostly bitter. Finishes nicely with that scotch feel on your tongue, nice touch. One of the best scotch ales out of MT, if not #1.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3115) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/21/2013. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


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