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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Life is extraordinarily precious, joyous...and fragile. At Stone, we recently were reminded of this when we lost our dear friend and coworker, Matt Courtright. We felt that there was no better way to share with the world what an extraordinary person he was than by brewing this beer he created. Rather than a somber momento, please think of this as a celebration of Matt. We do. We canít contemplate it any other way. Matt was by no means a shrinking violet. Quite the contrary. He was exuberant, courageous, outwardly positive, and the type of stalwart friend everybody who knew him was happy to have in their corner. Mattís smile and voluminous laugh were infectious mainstays around the brewery. He was larger than life in every way...and he was without a doubt an incredible brewer.

Everyone at Stone recognized Mattís prowess and passion for brewing. He loved to explore what-ifs and why-nots. He crafted the beer you hold in your hands, which he conceived with Stone friend and colleague, Brian Bishop. Burning Rosids is a Belgian-style saison incorporating a unique ingredient-cherrywood smoked malt (the name references the rosid plant family from which cherry trees hail).

Brian and Mattís many devoting brewing comrades here at Stone were proud to hoist this mash paddles and brew this recipe for him as a symbolic gesture of how much he meant to everyone and how immensely he is missed. When you enjoy this very special beer, please join all of us in raising your glass in Mattís memory and to everything he so passionately stood for: contributing and caring for others, passion and skill for his art, and laugther. Lots of laughter. Among the list of things he held dear was GoDesignInc.org, a charity committed to fulfilling the architectural needs of developing communities around the world, and we are proudly contributing funds earned through the sale of this beer to this worthy organization in Mattís honor. Enjoy, and please remember that life and those we hold dear are precious gifts to be cherised every day. Consider sharing this beer, conversations on lifeís passions and, again, lots of laughter, with good friends as we remember ours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle drunk April 2014.
Huge off-white head slowly recedes to cover atop an amber-auburn liquid that is clear and very carbonated.
Candy-like sweetness in the nose shows very minimal smoke, but quite a good deal of vanilla, peach, caramel and sourdough. Some light woodiness seems mostly lost in the malt, with alcohol quite exuberant on the end.
Sweet, syrupy, ultra-carbonated and with very minimal smokiness. Rather, itís light phenolic notes from the woodsmoke and yeast, with tons of fruitiness (cherries, oranges, apples) and even more maltiness. Alcohol certainly comes forth with warming. Not one of their worst but.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours an unclear rich golden color with small white head. Aroma is grassy, flowery and lightly funky, with some citrus, spices, light ashes and esters. Taste is funky and yeasty, medium sweet with light beech wood smoke, tart cherries, floral notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a tulip. 3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is average and a good bit of lacing is left. 4.25 S: The nose is aggressive, complex, and interesting as hell. The cherrywood comes through super strong, but surprisingly itís more fresh than smoked. Persimmon, wildflowers, honey, peaches, lemon, straw, and peppery Belgian yeast. I like it quite a bit. 4.0 T: Taste is like the nose, except it may be even stronger. Wildflowers, honey, lemon, peach. The yeast offers a great deal of pepper and a few hints of clove. Funky straw with hints of earthiness. Again the cherrywood is interesting and makes this brew one to live for. 4.0 M: Medium body. Pleasant spritzy carbonation. Active on the tongue and super smooth. 4.25 D: Iím not often impressed by Stone, but this is a damn good beer. I think Iíll be buying another one. ★ 877 characters DavoleBomb, Mar 30, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (284) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark yellow / light amber with nice white head and beautiful lacing. Aromas of sweet fruits, apricots, and only hints of smoked malts. Very sweet, with well hidden alcohol, with some phenolic notes. quite good, although could be more smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1078) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bomber. Hazy orange with dissipating white head. Malty nose citrus aroma. Thick palate, citrus big brew. Not sure i get the saison. A lot going on here. A bit too much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Stone World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA

Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of spices, tart cherries, yeast, hints of berries and wood. Taste is stuffy, sweetish and woody with some spices, yeast, berries and toffee. Finish is sweetish, stuffy and woody with some cherries, toffee and syrup. A bit strange and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8455) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Tap @ Stone Brewing.
Pours golden color with a small head. Minty around, great and hoppy. Sweet resin and tear on flavor, wood, cherries and yeast. Gimmick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Draught @ Stones, Escondido. Aroma has sweet fruit candy and some yeasty notes. Flavour has fruit candy, some yeasty notes, frass and very mild smokiness. A bit messy but I like the fruit candy here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle shared with Dad. Clear amber-orange colour with a small head. The aroma is floral with spice, fruit (stonefruit and citrus zest) with hops. Sticky texture with a sweet flavour, a good yeast flavour with spice and fruitiness, light smoke, average bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Stone Matts Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is light moderate malty, wheat, moderate wood, smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, fruity smoke, fruity wood, alcohol, sticky. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat and finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140817]

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