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Stone Cat Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A very special, copper-colored brew. It’s strong, robust flavor is perfect on it’s own, or as a complement to a hearty winter meal.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
2003 Bottle shared by hopscotch on 12/27/07: Pours a transparent copper brown with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar and raisins with a touch of black cherries. Body starts fairly rich and sweet with good caramel maltiness and raisin flavor toward a drier, mildly oxidized and warming finish. Seems to have aged pretty well and has good complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Thanks to hopscotch for sharing this beer. Pours dark brown to black, no head. Aroma is malty, mild to my nose, could have been a bit more pronounced for my tastes. Great flavor, sweet raisins and brown sugar with a dry alcohol aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle (2003) ... O-Town Christmas Gathering ’07... This beer rocks!... Very dark, cloudy ale with almost no head... still dark even when help up to bright light. The aroma is of candy sugar, coffee, burnt caramel and dark fruits. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Sweet and malty. Mega-rich. Tastes a bit like a Starbucks® caramel latte. Lengthy, mocha-sweet finish. Thanks to TheBeerCellar for providing this beer for me to share!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Thanx to Hopscotch for sharing this.pours a cola color with virtually no head.The nose on this was sweet like caramel.The flavor was caramel and dark fruits.The finish was warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Courtesy hopscotch. Dark chestnut color, deadish pour. Some alcohol on the nose, strong spiced caramel also. Dark rich taste with some mellowed-out heat. Mostly a malt show, with little hop backing. Pretty dead on the palate. The palate takes a bit from the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a dark brown with a very light, bubbly brown head. Smells very sweet and fruity up front, alot of malt, some caramel, with a mild alcohol tone to round it out. The flavor is much of the same. Malty caramel and dark fruits seem to blend together well, and the alcohol seemed more subdued in the flavor which surprised me. Fairly smooth and easy to drink, with a good dose of bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with frothy tan edges. Aromas of berries and caramel. Smoky toffee and mild hops. Medium body, light carb. Black coffee finish. Neat stuff. Need to try again when my palate is not so shot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12’er, cellared for one year. Dark ruby color. Small head. Lovely nose. Great taste. A great BW!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Awesome. A deep brown pour with burned red and purple highlighted edging. Very thin (notions of a)head, light brown and persistent. Aroma is chocolate and caramel malt, a velvety rendition of this combo. Light rasperry and alcohol notes mingle with the sinewy malts. All this blends to create a pleasant truffle sensation. The flavor is very bitter chocolate, creamed berries(mostly raspberry and blackberry). The alcohol that sends forcible warming down the throat is like hot tar, and is a rather fun addition to the whole experience. Finishes semi-dry with a touch of sweet caramel candy. Incredibly oily and slick on the palate. A mouthfeel this full almost four years after bottling is really a treat. Very, very impressive. No signs of real oxidation, more like hints it is in there somewhere. One of the most gracefully aged barleywines I’ve had the pleasure of sampling.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Courtesy boboski. 2003. Black/brown with brown edges and a small tan cap. Aroma of roasty toffee, dark fruits (raisins, figs, raspberries), subtle licorice, aged malt, old wood, light oxidation, stale cookies. Same flavors with marshmallow like sweetness, more roastiness (especiallyin the finish), caramel. Rich. Old Ale like. Full body, smooth, viscous, just enough gas to give it life. Excellent.


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