Brewed by Lymestone
Style: English Strong Ale
Stone, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A rich red to black beer carefully crafted from the finest crystal and chocolate malts. Chewy juicy fruit flavours give way to a deep lingering bitterness provided by an abundance of Styrian Goldings, Millenium and Nugget hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Cask at Three Judges. It pours clear darkest brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is toasted brown bread, coffee grounds, cacao nibs, malt loaf, wood and light charry/ashy note. The taste is dry, bitter, wood, varnish, leather, mild astringency, earthy, dirt, coffee grounds, burnt cake, charred wood and some dried fruits. Medium + body and soft carbonation. A bit chewy and earthy, but decent for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Cask by Aitken Font at Bow Bar, Edinburgh (16 Jan 2012), malted barley, chocolate aroma, dark brown with a good oatmeal head, malty, coffee, chocolate flavour, prolonged coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3910) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Dark ruby colour with an off white head. Aroma has stewed fruit taste fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[Waterloo Beer Festival, Liverpool, 2014] - Lymestone Brewery Stone the Crows, 5.4%, dunkel kupferfarben, noch transparent. Leichte natürliche Kohlensäure. Insgesamt noch wässrig, mittlerer Körper. Im Antrunk trocken, schon recht bitter. Rote Früchte vorhanden, aber eben ohne die Süße. Zur Mitte deutlich floraler, Bitterkeit nimmt zu, Frucht tritt zurück. Im Abgang etwas Fichtennadeln, Nachhall deutlich und anhaltend bitter. Vom Charakter ein Red Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1900) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep ruby brown colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate, blackcurrant jam, plum, smoke and nuts. Taste of chocolate, plum, raisin, some nuttiness and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A spicy, fruity malt finish with some roasted bitterness . A fruity beer with good amount of flavour. I’ve had this in a better condition elsewhere and really enjoyed this more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Hops in a Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy-tan coloured head. Aroma of caramel, loads of it, bread, light malts, dark fruits, plums, chocolate. Taste of initial dark chocolate, then coffee, dark fruits, touch of caramel, then some fizz, really viscous and thick, coffee and choc then comes back and mingles with the fruity flavours. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
Indeed it offers some malt and plums. Very easy to go, slightly sweetish piwo with some juicy fruits in the back. Quaffy and silky piwo - not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from niquillis - thank you! The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with an steady low head and smooth body. Aroma of malt and plums. Taste of mild malt, peaches, mild fruits, plums, milk chocolate, mild oak, rum and dried apricots. Gentle and soft finish. Very quaffable - I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
A nice and very smooth beer. A slightly funky taste. Would buy again..............,....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Connor66 (73) - - DEC 19, 2014
Nice beer, colder the better with this. Good coulor a d a great taste, best served ha d pulled

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