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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 231   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3827) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2390) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3122) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (1995) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11353) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
A great imperial stout, very black with a Bubbly head and very lacey. Chocolate, coffee, hoppy. Alcohol well hidden. Great dangerous drinkability. Radek’s bottle,

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajax25g (59) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with small beige head. Nose of toffee, caramel, and lots of hops. Very full bodied. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Pretty well balanced. Tastes similar to the nose, but add in a little chocolate. Awesome stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
bottle. cola colored pour> Rich caramel malts, roast, light chocolate & coffee notes in the aroma. Agressive on the palate, boozy, pine, chocolate, light coffee. warming. strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (915) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light brown with light head. The aroma is sweet. The taste is a little harsh. Could use some aging. Not bad, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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