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StoneWall Ale

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
StoneWall Ale was brewed speciifically to honor and thank the participants in the Stone Wall Project, a charity fundraiser that took place in Spring 2005: http://www.stonebrew.com/news/050331pr/index.html This beer is the strongest beer ever brewed by the Stone Brewing Co. (as of Spring 2006).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5741) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Thanks to El Gaucho for sharing this rare treat at the 2007 RBSG. In the aroma I get loads of sweet potatos. Flavor has brown sugar, mandarin orange, and alcohol. I would be interested to see what happens to this after a few years of aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
RGSG- Amber color, light head. Nose is rough, alcohol. Body is dark fruit, a little strong and the alcohol is a little overwhelming. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(~’06) @PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy copper color. Aroma is spice/herbal hops, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is spice/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Shared by markwise, danka. This beer was quite enjoyable due to a lack of notes that’s all I’ve got for ya. The bottle has the typical long-winded Stone flavored text and was passed around and enjoyed as much as the beer itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Sample at Stone Brewpub 1/6/07. Slightly hazy brown/orange. Thin off-white head. Nose is caramel, alcohol, rich malt. Flavor is caramel, slightly fruity malt, alcohol, spicy bitter finish. An interesting kind of nuttiness (brown malt?) in the finish. Too alcoholic right now. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Huge malt nose, lots of oxidization, some raisins and prunes, just a bit of pine and spruce hops. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of toffee, lots of raisins and prune juice, lots of sherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a very hazy brown with no head. Big sweet caramel, toffee, fruit, paper, cardboard. Malty and spicy, nice carbonation. Very sweet and just a ton of oxidization. Caramel, and hot booze on the finish with some lingering tart tannins.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottled@Blindtasting at yespr. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, mild grains, toffee, some sweet malts as well as mild sourness. Flavour is sweet fruits, mild toffee, some alcohol, mild grains as well as some slight oxidized notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
the pour is apricot colored with no head. sweet malty aroma. flavor is bitter but it soon finishes sweet, probably too sweet since my notes say ’sweet finish. sweet finish’. i found this a disappointing brew overall.

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