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Stone 8th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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The Stone 8th Anniversary Ale is, like all previous Stone Anniversary Ales so far, an adaptation of a previous Stone Brewing Co release. This year we set out to make a “Anniversary-ized” version of Lee’s Mild, a 3.8% abv limited release beer from 1999. For this beer we used some of the same malts that we had used in the Lee’s Mild, added more hops, less water (to bring the alcohol content up), and found a tasty balance of toasty/roastyness from the malt and a subtle (by Stone standards!) hop presence. To add further complexity, oak chips were employed to round out the character and give the beer a bit of vanilla/bourbon influence from the wood.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle (Thanks for the taste to Engelsmann). Clear red/brown (glowing) - offwhite head. Aroma: Ryebread, chokolate, dried fruits. Taste: Caramel, chokolate, ryebread, sweteness, coffee, raisins, dried fruits, dusty, yeasty. Dusty dry bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Dark reddish-brown colour. Dull, no head. aroma of chocolate, nuts, woody/earthy hops. The palate is smooth - a little oily even - with nuts, chocolate and hints of smoke, too. The finish is peanutty and sweet. It has some okay elements, but the package simply is not compelling. Heavy on the Stone yeast, too, also not so compelling (for me, anyway).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottled (vintage August 2004, Vasa session). Deep ruby color, small beige head. Strong nice bready aroma with hints of raisins, bourbon and vanilla. Very portwineous palate, this beer has aged well. Bready, slightly hoppy, some raisins and caramel, touch of alcohol. Everything is well in balance. I believe that this beer is now in its peak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma of smoked bacon and burnt grass. Roasted malt flavor with spices. Dry and bitter palate. Thanks for sharing Tad!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2004
(draft at Freakin Frog, Las Vegas) Clear brown body with red highlights, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, some caramel, light roasty. Taste is moderately sweet, nutty, some caramel, light roasty (very malty, minimal bitterness), bit of astringency in finish. Undercarbonated medium body. Big flavor for style.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Got this bottle from Holiday Wine (with some effort). Pours deep dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is warm coffee and toast and chocolate. Flavor is fruity and chocolate with some tobacco accents. Quite mellow. Very pleasing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a sort of muddled dark brown color with some red and copper hints. The head is minimal. S: Sweet toffee, molasses, and brown sugar on the nose with some hints of chocolate. Definitely some oxidation, but not really cardboardy. T: More of the same on the palate. Fairly sweet and heavy on the toffee and brown sugar. The chocolate is bittersweet and oxidation is minimal. A lingering bitterness on the finish. M: The body is medium with a medium level of carbonation. D: This one has held up quite nicely, better than most of the other anniversary beers (probably because of not being an IPA). This one is still worth drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/23/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Liquid Solutions

dark brown with ruby edges, scant head that quickly disapates, rich roasted malt aroma with fruity undertones, rich malt flavor with a long bitter finish, upon warming lots of rich and chewey chocolate character comes through and the bitter finish begins to deminish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **+/4
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color with medium off-white head that diminished slowly. Aroma was malt with a small hop tone. Flavor was a moderate bitter with a moderate sweet finish. Medium to full body with a oily tone Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Clear. Orange/yellow dense head. Smoked, sweet and light vineous aroma. Light hoppy, sweet and fruity (dades) flavour. Sharp somewhat onedimensional bitterness in the end. In my books the 7.th ann. was better. Thanks egajdzis for trading this to me.


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