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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (983) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap in downtown Oceanside. Deep mahogany color with a frothy tan head. Aroma is smoky toffee and caramel, with chocolate and dark fruit. Intense flavor of cherry chocolate and roasty malt but the strength and depth of the beer seems to clash. Pretty overwhelming and the conflicting flavor makes it difficult to appreciate fully. Nevertheless still a saucy treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4427) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben. Dark brown pour, small ring of head. Burnt caramel, oxidation, stale marshmallow. Moderately sweet, full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (963) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown pour. Heavy nutty caramel aroma. Very creamy. Strong alcohol background. A spicy rye flavor.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36243) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2617) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, light herbs, spice. Flavour. Ripe fruits, spice, sweetness, herbs, caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends light bitter and with a light alcoholbite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1243) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Warm alcohol aroma, oddly spicy - even medicinal and herbal. Rich, sweet body, nuts and burned caramel with a massive hop and alcohol impact. Not so much aromatic hops, more bittering, some sweet licorice. Unusual and interesting. 081114

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"really nice pulling together of 13 different types of malt in this beer, including two distinct chocolate malts. The hops, while aggressive, seemed a bit muddled, like maybe a combo of these 13 was a bit much. loved the bite of this beer...loved the flavor, especially the chocolate roasty sweetness, and liked the aroma (shows a little more alcohol than the flavor). not a world beater, but pretty nice."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (326) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark porter tone. Aroma is that of perfect malt. Taste is richness. Finish is warm and clean. Perfect

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