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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
A clear, dark reddish brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is malty grain, wood, and some fruitiness, almost like cherries. The flavor is slightly sweet malt, wood, fruit, and bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Dark amber pour into thick pillowy beige head that dissipates into a curtain of sticky lacing that slowly melts into a pool of lingering foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of roasted hazelnut, sweet caramel and chocolate malt. Initial flavor of smoky oak, chocolate and dark molasses with hints of plum that fades into a malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and dark fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, cherries, and bread. Nice balance. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vandint (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Six pack from corner store. Smells yeasty. Pours a nice brown with not much head. Taste is a solid but simple brown, with some of the notes of a scotch ale. Nice if not overly exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby with about a finger of very light tan head. Aroma is malty, mostly caramel with a good bit of dark fruits and some Belgian sugar. Taste is light bitter. Caramel, dark fruits and some citrus. Light bodied with a pretty thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would gladly drink this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Aroma is complex malts and nutty. The flavor is malts, toffee, a small hint of fruit and a nutty/semi-peated malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1278) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is nutty with sweet toffee and bread. Taste is nutty toasted malts with some caramel, but a bit thin. Not bad overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Davis (Pole Line). Initially metallic hints are present, before there are lots of weird fruity esters present. Light peatiness. Quite sweet in the aroma. Transparent garnet-amber body with a medium, creamy, somewhat rocky off-yellow head present. Starts with some sweet, chewy, peaty malt character. Becomes a little metallic in the middle, before this finishes with some roastiness and a light burnt character. A bit thin-bodied, and rather pedestrian. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (464) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured into my Big Sky shaker. Color is ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with dark fruit. Flavor is nutty with dark fruit and some earthiness. Medium bodied and smooth. This wasnt bad, but I like my Scotch ales to be a little more over the top and include some smokiness from the peat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel, cola, chocolate and light floral hops. Deep ruby brown hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery average. Overall a decent and satisfying brew.


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