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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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


3.8
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Cloudy brown body and thin bubbly head. Oak barrel in the aroma and a big floral. Tastes a little flat, but this could be due to cellaring this too long. Very malty flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Poured cloudy without head. Malty, leathery, raisins, fruity alcohol, toffee, caramel. A nice Scottish ale with just a touch of hot alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
In short: Scented soft candies with fruit juice in a bottle. Acceptable.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed 6 months after purchase, but almost one year after bottling if only one batch of this beer was made
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose shows a foundation of sweet malts but also a surprisingly strong flowery/perfumy component. Taste has soft creamy toffee, soft aromatic candies (similar to jelly beans), fresh juicy fruits, soft liquorice candy. The fruitiness here was all over the place and I noted bananas (!!!), darker fruits and even kiwis. For a scotch ale the sweetness sensation was rather low. I think this is a well made beer, but it is just not my kind of beer. Named after a state highway that I assume connects these three California breweries, and thanks to the USA Interstate Highways it is now possible to travel all around the country without seeing anything.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Smells like olives. Pours nice dark - meaty looking. A little watery mouth feel. Oaky, scotch flavor....buttery.....maybe butter-scotch? A terrific, bold beer.

3.1
   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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pour on tap at Muddy Waters, hazy reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of peaty smoke, hints of caramel, toffee, hints of nuts, touch of nuts and earth, slight grass. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, smoke, hints of nuts, touch of toffee, slight sweet fruits, finishing fairly sweet but dries out fairly well. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (187) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
12 oz bottle from Bottle Barn. Nose is toffee and slightly singed caramel and sweetness. Clear reddish copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is toffee, roastiness, and a little background bitter.


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