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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
A collaboration ale. Brewers:Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad and Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5100) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is malt, cherries, other dark fruits, and caramel. Hints of alcohol and smoke. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Smokey roasted aromas, with a smooth body of malty cocoa, caramel and smoke. Creamy, long finish. A great BBQ beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Fontainas
Beautiful dark amber color, bright, with creamy head. Inexpressive aroma of roasted malt and toasted nuts. Caramel flavor, and some malt, with some sweetness; the alcohol and bitterness are so high to be disturbing. Annoying, difficult to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12 oz bottle. It pours a dark orange/brown color with a small orange head. The aroma is kind of like an imperial amber ale. Fruity, sweet candy, caramel and mild floral hops. The flavor is sweet and very fruity with some mild phenolic funk in the finish. Full bodied and heavy on the palate. The funk in the finish throws this one off as Iím not sure it was intended on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Reddish brown pour with a thin white head. Aromas and taste is very malty, notes of cherry, dark fruit, sugar, and caramel malts. This is a very nice and rich scotch ale. Hope it comes around again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Murky brown pour with a half inch light tan head. Aroma is big and brown - molasses, dark fruit, sugar, scotch. Tastes are more of the same with caramel, dark bread and some spices. Sweet, but not overly so and covers the alcohol well. Nice little sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle date December 2010. Beer pours reddish brown, small head which fades pretty quick, small white lace. smells of raisin, fruity malty and slight caramel , very light carbonation almost flat, taste not to heavy, slight warming and nutty taste. Just ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (5229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pour is plum red/purple. Small head that went away quickly. Aromas and taste is very malty, notes of cherry, raisin, candy sugar, and caramel. Carbonation is moderate. This was a very bready and rich scotch ale. Not on the same level as a Wee Heavy from Alesmith or McChoufe but still a drinkable scotch. Warming in the body. Decent collaboration from Stone, Pizza Port, and Green Flash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Real good beer. Sadly the nose outdoes the flavor on this one. The nose has this deep, strong, rich, condensed malt aroma... almost like a malt jam. Just incredible, with a hint of bread and smoke. The flavor flattens out a bit, offering you simply nice caramel malts in a standard, but well-done scotch ale style. Nothing fantastic on that front to give it an 8 or a 9.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours a chestnut color some ruby high lights and is quite nearly opaque. A dencent foamy cap with good rentention. Aromas are pretty standard some roasted malts sweet toffee and a light scent of butter or diacetyl. Tastes good with toffee malts in the lead. Some hints of roasted malts and maybe a suggestion of smokiness. The end finishes with a molasses taste and warming alcohol. A medium bodied ale that has a smooth and soft feel. A good beer made nicely to style.

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