Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 - Scotch Barrel Blend 2

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
Stone President/Senior Brewmaster Steve Wagner loves Scotch whisky with strong peat smoke flavours. He selected Islay Scotch whisky barrels for their robust smoke and brine character, and Highland and Lowland Scotch barrels to round out the blend with vanilla and caramel tones for an intensely complex and malty beer.
The Wagner Blend

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper pour, with no head, but still carbonated. Very peaty, smoke, leather, caramel, sweetness, somewhat fruity, vanilla, ash, oak, and toffee. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle - not very good unless you like a ton of smoke and band aids. Peat seems artificial. Pass if you get the chance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1501) - - AUG 23, 2013
Really dug this, though I couldn;t imagine not sharing this. Reddish Brown pour, no head. Big smokey aroma. Taste of scotch whisky is unmistakeable with lighter hints of vanilla. Reminds me of drinking a nice scotch with a cube of ice. Virtually no carbonation here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8270) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Heavy peat aroma here. Very smokey with even a note of cheese. Beautiful beer - all the more so because I didnt usually like Scotch Ale. Pours reddish brown with no head or lace. Really nice bite of scotch from barrel as well. Taste has a little sweetness. Light carbonation. Booze well hidden. Thanks to John for getting a hold of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11641) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Lots of smoke in aroma and in taste, this feels like a real scotch. Grows on me with complexity. Good carbonation, some red wine like taste. Reddish brown colour no head. Good drinkability. Thanks John for scoring this for the team from Craftshack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2848) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to jhogan for this amazing extra. Dark brown pour. Aroma and tastea is almost straight up scotch whiskey without the heat. Lots of peat, some smoke, a touch of vanilla. Smooth finish. Mouthfeel is thinner than most of the ba beers im used to but average for a scotch ale. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with almost no head. Rich caramel, malt, scotch whiskey aroma. Really nice balance between the caramel sweetness with a hint of orange and the peaty scotch. Finishes with earthy, smoke and leather flavors. Silky, smooth palate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with woody whisky hints. Fruity malty smoky woody whisky caramel flavor with hints of vanilla. Fruity malty spicy woody whisky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, earthy smoke and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smoke sweet whisky flavor with medium to heavy earthy smoke sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is better version complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
same deep amber color. Aroma of whiskey, with a distinct smoke bbq tone. The malt is present, but the flavor profile is very similar to a peated scotch. Very enjoyable, and its awesome to see how different it can be from blend 1

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