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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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When it came time to brew Bottleworks 13th anniversary beer, we turned to Stone to brew this behemoth. "The Matts" traveled down to San Diego in December to help create this 13-hop, 13-grain monument to our 13 years of selling great craft beer!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Tasted on 12/17/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving some lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is full of dark molasses and roasted coffee beans with dark chocolate, toasted cocoa nibs, a touch of vanilla, and some resinous hops. The flavor is much the same, with plenty of coffee and dark chocolate malt, with a ton of bitter resin hops, and just a touch of sweeter molasses and vanilla. The body is full and sticky with average carbonation and a long bitter coffee, resin hops, and lightly sweet molasses and vanilla finish.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
This was truly an awful beer and I don’t say that often. It actually tasted offensive. Dark black color, short head. Smells a little odd, like plastic and malts. The taste was downright awful, burnt rubber, tires, gas station, malts and a hint of pine. I was really disappointed in this beer, one of the worst beers I’ve had and probably the only bad Stone beer I’ve had. Disgusting. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-29-2012 00:36:48

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma not overly bold yet with plenty of hops. Different notes, caramel, chocolate , some alcohol, touch of smoke. Woody notes, some spice. 7+
Appearance dark brown, fine haze with tanned creamy cap. Good lace shown. 4+
Flavor and Palate : Every sip was different. Touch of smoke, wood, chocolate , dry alcohol, plum, chewy body. Great to see all of that blended with good harmony.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (485) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours very dark, looks like a porter, with rust highlights. There’s very little head, and a strong aroma I could pick up on before I lifted the glass. Lots of malt, some caramel, ginger, and strong anise. All of that comes through in the flavor, plus heavy, roasted malt, coffee, almonds, chocolate, and a big kick from the hops. There’s plenty of heat from the 11% ABV, which is nice if you want something that’s gonna get a little rough with you. This is a damn fine beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ home a part of my birthday gift from Plovmand... Thanks my friend! :) It pours very dark brown with a medium tan head.....The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate.....The flavor is light smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some hops......

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Awesome beer. Comes out mostly like an imperial stout. The aroma is chocolate, licorice, cereal grains, bread. The apperance is deep brown, off-white head. The flavor is like th aroma, chocolate, licorice, molasses, cereal grains. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Dark beer with garnet highlights when held against the light. Sticky beige head. Citrus hop nose with brown sugar sweetness and some cereal wheat hints. Nice hoppy taste with lots of pine, brown sugar, caramel corn, molasses and a long bitter grass finish. tastey beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Everything in the kettle! Big bold brew with a lot of flavors. It has a lot of caramel, roasty, nutt flavors and a lot of hops hidden in that big palate. It’s aged about 9 months so it’s pretty smooth. Finish is dry. Alcohol well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and Dave.

Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with white/red head.
Aroma: Aroma of nut and roast.
Taste: Light bitterness, nut, roasty.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: I enjoyed this beer. I had a different double brown the previous night, and wish it tasted like this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012
Location: Bottle shared w/ jcos, and dbarnold, 10/21/12

Aroma: There’s a lot going on in this nose of this one, including chocolate, sweet malts, some fruit, spice, a bunch of different hops, etc, etc, etc
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is also rather rich with lots of malt and hop flavors, balanced between sweet and bitter
Palate: This beer has a medium-plus body and a pretty solid mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I was torn on this one. It is interesting and complex, and it works pretty well, but there may be a little too much going on, which left it feeling a touch muddled.


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