Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

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

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (663) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy brown amber with a small short lived beige head. Aroma and Taste of sweet dark caramel malt, raisins, a bit of dry dark fruit figs, plums with some yeast, brown sugar, mild bitterness and sweet alcohol esters. Palate is medium to full body, smooth and a sweet sticky mouth feel. Finishes with sweet caramel malt, raisins, dark fruit, plums, sweet sour flavor, yeast, ending is mildly bitter with a dry alcohol. Lingering notes of caramel and raisin sweetness. Overall I found this to be a very well made and tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7478) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle at Oliver Twist. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, malt, spice. Flavour is malt, spices, caramel, dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
12oz bottle shared by my buddy Ryan. Not sure how long hes had this bottle but its definitely mellowed out. The beer as a whole is great and I actually prefer a mellowed out scotch ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1342) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish/deep caramel color. Little head. The aroma is full of dark fruits and toffee. The taste is a little thin. Has some toffee follow in the taste. An average scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Really solid for the style. Warm ruby amber in color, caramel sweetness, nice hoppy spice to balance, rich body, sweet finish. Excellent collabo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Really solid scotch ale. In fact, this is what I think of when I am told "scotch-ale." Malty, sweet, rich, right on point for the style. Good collaboration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Stone Brewing store: Appeared as a dark mahogany amber hue with minimum layer of film for a head. Aroma is well balanced with lightly toasted caramel malts being the main attraction while a note of coffee lingers in the faint background. The taste is intensely sweet with a thick and heavy base of caramel malts that give off tastes of sugar, but there is a nice usage of hops and yeast that focuses all the energy on the malt of this Scotch ale. One of the best Scotch ales Ive had, and considering how Scotch ales are my least favorite, this beer still holds its grounds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4653) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle from Russells Liquors. Pours brown with a small head that leaves no lacing. Lots of malt on the nose. Sweet on the tongue with a touch of peat. Finishes clean. Solid but I should have drunk it last year.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
19th March 2011
Clear dark red beer. tiny tan head. Crispy palate. Sweetish and crisp malt. Subtle coca cola and marmite. Finishes with a carbonated bite and a trace of bubblegum.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This was probably one of my least favorite Stone collaborations, I usually enjoy them. Dark brown color and not much head. Smells like a scotch ale at first, peaty and malty and then a blast of alcohol that I did not enjoy in the least. The flavor was malty and decent but nothing special at all. Id take an Oskar Blues Old Chub over this beer every single time. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-25-2011 23:18:18


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