Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 - Glenlivet Barrel

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Scotch Ale
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale aged in Glenlivet Scotch Whisky Barrels -- Untreated beer is a collaboration ale. Brewers: Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad and Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16399) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours amber in color with minimal head formation. Nose is sweet and fruity with a strong apple character, which I typically get from Glenlivet. A fair amount of malt note with a hint of wood and peat. The flavor is nice. The same apple note is there along with toffee and bread, maybe a touch of brown sugar. Minimal wood contribution and not much in the way of peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Really looking forward to this one! The base beer was pretty dang nice for 3 brewers known for their hoppy beers. The barrel influence was far more fruity and less peat than I had expected, but the booze was covered quite well, and though different than I expected, it just barely fell short of greatness. Very good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2013
10 cl from bottle at Oliver Twist. Clear amber with no head. Aroma and taste of whiskey, malt, peat, caramel, apple and some dried fruit. The aftertaste was long. Heavy and a bit sprawling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Keg. Pours with a hazed brown hued hued body with a small tan head that lasts. Aromas are of oak, coconut, dark fruits, earthy, medium scotch, brown sugar, melanoidins. Flavors are shockingly boozy for a beer that I thought was smaller than this. Brown sugar, dark fruits, oak, raisins, wood and currants. Oak is there, but the scotch character is somewhat low (probably a good thing). Pretty boozy, fuller mouthfeel, lower carbonation. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle: Deep ruby hued amber, thin frothy sandy head, spotty lacing. Peaty nose, faint caramel, touch of campfire. Very subtle nose. Tart right up front, light caramel, a bit of peat and then finally iodine and charred wood on the backside. Not a huge iodine fan, and in this case its a little like heavy mineral water, or licking icicles off a tin roof. Before the iodine and metallic water shows up, there is a bit of sour dark pitted fruit showing up. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. This one seems to have less alcohol than the 7.8% Bourbon Ruination. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Muddled finish, soft iodine, mineral water, and stale/tart dark pitted fruit linger. Really needed more caramel malt body, but surprisingly enough, the 12.5% is well hidden.   However, another case of a wasted $17.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5544) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Tasted at oakquinox 2012. Clear copper amber, small off white head. Caramel malt, some fruit, wood, light sugars, light peat, and slightly earthy. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Aroma is dominated by peat and scorched wood with caramel, figs, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, figs, other dark fruit and through it all a very nice peated maltiness. Aftertaste is pure whisky peatiness with caramel hints. Really really good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2440) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2013
650ml corked and caged bottle from bev4less. Thanks Freddy. Pours a roan brown color with amber highlights, the head is small beige and instantly fizzes away to nothing with an audible hiss. The aroma is medium in strength with scotch whiskey, plums, mild spicy peat and a nuttiness. The taste is rather mellow with the single malt Glenlivet taking center stage and making all other flavors falter. The palate is full, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: I really liked this one--great stuff. I am surprised by the mellowness of the flavor. Not a fan of scotch but this really tripped my trigger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 10/3/2013 split with Dave, Ben and Jordan..

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel color.
Aroma: Aroma of scotch, peaty.
Taste: Light bitter, scotchy, peat like the nose.
Palate:Medium body, heavy pety aftertaste.

Summary: This beer does what it sets out to do, but its really not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Served on tap at Stones 16th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a nice dark brown almost copper hue. The aromas are fruity with apple and caramel with some scotch coming through. The flavors are caramel malts, a lot of fruity apple, mildly peaty scotch. Medium full bodied with a slight boozineess. A complimentary barrel treatment but it doesnt make the beer an order of magnitude better.

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