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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 235   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2818) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3465) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1527) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3916) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2600) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured a deep dark black. 1 finger head. Fades to a light level of bubbles. Very weak nose. Mild bitterness and licorice. Taste is well...harsh. Loyd of smoke and oak. Honey and brown sugar. Hops and peppers. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Big black pour with a thick, lasting tan head. Roast malt, cocoa, coffee, complex yet subtle aroma. Interesting flavor here. No roast malt bitterness, some chocolate, a little coffee, sweet but not overly so. Different than a stout, not a barley wine. I think they stumbled onto a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at Stone total tap takeover at Parkway Tavern. The nose is pretty intense. Stewed fruit and some light barrel character. A little bit of soft vineous woodiness. A bit of soft peppery/vanilla flavour and some moderate cocoa. Assertive woody bitterness but has a nice light chewiness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2024) - USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottleworks is something new for me - what is the connection with Stone? This is a big brew with 13 hops and 13 grains. Midnight colored pour and a persistent head. The aroma is mostly toasted grain with some malty sweetness and floral hops. The flavor is surprisingly cohesive and balanced for a leviathan like this - coffee, prunes, brown bread, and brown sugar. There is a silky sweetness and a light, tingly finish on the palate. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, light vinous, earthy, roast. Taste is moderately sweet vinous, some alcohol, earthy/grapefruit. Medium-full body.

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