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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A full bodied, full flavored ale. Deep garnet red with a dense, creamy head of tan. Stone Thrower is fermented at a lower temperature and the brewing water is softened to be closer to that found in Scotland. Malts: Pale, Crystal Chocolate, Roast. Hops: Hallertau Tradition, East Kent Goldings.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a really lovely crystal clear garnet, you can see right through this thing even though it’s so red. very clean, neutral aroma, smells lightly of barley. light-side of medium body, smooth on the palate, not too bitter. flavors are biscuity and sweet but it’s not cloying. Fairly neutral yeast character, there is a little something going on in the fruit department. It’s mild, almost like melon or kiwi. Big garnet kiwi. Further tasting is making me think this fruit is actually hop flavor, not yeast. Finishes with a lingering sweetness. Mr. Science says further analysis is required.


3.4
ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Pretty good scotch ale. Pours light reddish brown. Caramel and sweet bread. A light grassy hop character. Tried for the first time in 2011.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6296) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Ruby to purple in color with a diminishing light tan head and decent lace. Sweet malt and grainy scents with a molasses backdrop. Flavors are sweet and quite simple. Grains dominate, with some toast and dark fruit jam. Hints of smoke and roasted malt in the finish. Some metal and earth in the linger. 7/10

3.4
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Caramel pour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, bready. Taste is dark fruit, little sweet, An ok beer. Lacing shown on each sip.

1.5
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
translucent caramel-amber, thin cream ring. Sweet plastic sugar nose, faintly green. Front is more green, full bodied effervescent, fizzy gum sugar with light sap and caramel mid, slick oily body through the sweet end.

3
GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Brownish amber with off-white head. Aromas of malt, caramel. Tastes of malt, caramel. Light body with a dry finish.

3.5
kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bold aroma of caramel malt. Nice bourbon color. Medium palate and weight. Smooth. Flavors of caramel, oak and peat. Low on hops.

2.5
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Lite ruby /cola color. Short lived head. Aroma is light of smoke ,malt and some nuttiness. Flavor is also light as well as the body. ABV well hidden. This is just too light and thin to be a good representative of the style.

3.5
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Dinner beer -- Was surprised this was sub-7% abv. Solid beer, but with this style I prefer a heavier brew. Overall very nice.

3.7
slowrunner77 (13191) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Better flavor than expected. Perfect amount of smoke in this one. Nose is nice too. Smoke, malt, toffee, fruit and nut. Body being thin is the only thing holding this back.

3.3
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
355ml bottle. HAzed dark amber/brown pour. Creamy milky white head. The aroma is suprememly malty with a dose of fruitiness and slight herbs. Flavor is sweet with some spices, very savory yeast, some bitternsweetness in the finish, bit of balsamic, but not in a sour way. Decent brew that has very little sweetness and loads of malt presence.


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