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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
As the name implies, thereís a lot going on here... perhaps too much. The aroma is chock full of resinous pine tar notes. On the palate, itís clear that there are a ton of malts, but they cannot cut through the hops in the nose. The malt backbone attempts to balance out the intense bitterness of the hops and the significant alcohol burn, but doesnít quite make it. Itís intense and enjoyable, but not technically great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pour is dark brown, tan head, good retention/some lace. Aroma is pine, resin, roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet, very bitter, pine/floral/resinous hops, roast, molasses. Palate is thick, sticky, bitter/sweet finish. What a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of milk chocolate. The flavor found chocolate with a nice roasted malt backing. Medium body, sweet, and a cocoa aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is dark chestnut colored with a tan head. The aroma offers pine, hops, caramel, booze, malt, maple. The flavor is a balance of piney hops and rich, sweet, caramels and malt, with a nod toward the malty side. Double digit abv is masked pretty well for the most part. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. A bit syrupy, coating the palate. Lingering flavors of caramel. Overall, this was pretty tasty. I would have it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-27-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2528) - 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.

   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 donít 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 Iíve had and probably the only bad Stone beer Iíve had. Disgusting. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-29-2012 00:36:48

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours very dark, looks like a porter, with rust highlights. Thereís 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. Thereís plenty of heat from the 11% ABV, which is nice if you want something thatís gonna get a little rough with you. This is a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2071) - 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......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3036) - 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.

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