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Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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!


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (953) - San Diego, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2027) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (734) - - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - 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."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (311) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Aged 28 months in a wine cellar. Dark brown color with lasting tan head. Nutty, dark fruit, toasted caramel, leather aromas. Smooth full body.  Dark fruit, coffee, dark caramel flavors with leather, dark toast----warming lightly boozy finish____good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (83) - - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle into a snifter. Caramel becomes a dark chocolate brown in the glass, obscurant. Half a finger of sandy tan head fades to a silky ring quickly. The aroma is constantly shifting; I pick up something different upon each pass. This time, coffee beans, milk chocolate and toast; next time, vanilla and red grapes. Much sweeter here, with raisins and figs up front. A dash of cinnamon is met with sweet caramel, toasted bread, bread pudding, tobacco. Reminds of a sweet hookah. Lingering coffee and dark chocolate. Hefty medium full body, made thick with malt sugars. Alcohol sure is noticeable at 11 percent, numbing the tongue and flowing through the nose a bit. Heartburn as well. Moderate carbonation pinches the tongue but holds together well as it moves. Maybe a bit different a year after bottling, but interesting. Lots of malt complexity. Heavy, hard to have more than a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Dark color, almost black, with small compact head. Aroma of cocoa and dark malt. Good body structure; nice malty flavor, on the dark side obviously, with chocolate; moderately sweet; but the presence of liquorice brings to mind the oxidization and spoils a bit the experience. Strong but balanced bitterness.
Very good beer as usual.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Aroma: Earthy Malts, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Mild Lacing Taste: Dirty Earthy Malts, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Drying

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1706) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Tasted @ RBBSG II, Courtesy of ajax25g. Pours a super dark brown with a small tan head. the smell is sweet dark malt, molasses, coffee. The taste is ;iconic, molasses, dry char, wood, finishing dry. Medium body with active carbonation. Decent charred beer.


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