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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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!


dogfishho's rating

3.5
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8900) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
22 oz bottle shared with the group from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, some earthy notes, resin, some sweetness, the alcohol shows somewhat but doesnít distract, I remember being surprised by some really low ratings at the time, decent enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5796) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
22oz bottle. I donít know how I never rated this. Well pulled one from the cellar tonight. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is heavy malts caramel toffee chocolate sweetness and even a little hops still trying to hold on. Taste is more of the heavy malts light roast big sweetness pit fruit and a light bitterness on the end. Wow this is still tasting good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Brown with a beige head. Aroma is double bergamot earl grey tea, malts, some oxidation. Medium bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a lightly astringent finish. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar, sherry. Somewhat oxidized.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Etched glass bottle - Pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of rye, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, licorice and bread - med body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, spice, and a bit of chocolate. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben. Dark brown pour, small ring of head. Burnt caramel, oxidation, stale marshmallow. Moderately sweet, full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown pour. Heavy nutty caramel aroma. Very creamy. Strong alcohol background. A spicy rye flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle: Super deep brown pour, faint ruby edges, nearly black center. Light khaki head barely forms, fade quickly to a collar. Aroma of spicy rye, dirty earth notes, light cardboard, burnt toast, ashy leaves, a hint of citrus peel, & some faint caramel. Flavor is more sweet with caramel & lightly metallic toffee notes. Heavy earth, rose hip, perfume, burnt rye bread, toast, a touch of chocolate syrup, faint anise, some very mild prune. Kind of all over the place, but not bad. A little harsh at times, kind of has an "old" flavor in the aftertaste. Not bad but not great, either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl oz botle.pours with a small whitehead. Aroma is wineous and fruity. fruity, toasted and malty and caramelish. Dry and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Dark, amber colour with a creamy, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark malts, sweet fruits, liquorice, coffee, spices and nuts. Light hints of alcohol. Very good. Taste is light sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Finishes drying with rich fruits and caramel malts. Excellent - with a good warmth.


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