Stone 8th Anniversary Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
The Stone 8th Anniversary Ale is, like all previous Stone Anniversary Ales so far, an adaptation of a previous Stone Brewing Co release. This year we set out to make a “Anniversary-ized” version of Lee’s Mild, a 3.8% abv limited release beer from 1999. For this beer we used some of the same malts that we had used in the Lee’s Mild, added more hops, less water (to bring the alcohol content up), and found a tasty balance of toasty/roastyness from the malt and a subtle (by Stone standards!) hop presence. To add further complexity, oak chips were employed to round out the character and give the beer a bit of vanilla/bourbon influence from the wood.

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drowland (8939) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Definite oxidized aroma with cardboard and mint. Bready aspects follow. Milk chocolate in the flavor with bread toast and mint. Interesting.

fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. [ Vintage ]. Unclear matt medium to dark orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, light chocolate, wood notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120420]

Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a beige head. Sweet nutty aroma with some mellow hops and only a slight oxidization. Rich body, soft carbonation, nuts, vanilla, a little woody and licorice all-sorts - even chocolate with only a discreet bitterness in the finish. In pretty good shape for an 8 year old beer really! 200412

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
Courtesy of Per, a few years old bottle
It pours a brown color, with small head. Oxidized aroma of caramel, light phenol. Semi-sweet flavor of dark caramel, some oxidisation again; correct bitterness, but less that it should have been originally. Doesn’t age well.

scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Thanks riversideAK! Milk chocolatey nose, dry dark bread. Murky mousey brown. Great balance between toasty caramel and ashy grain. Creamy finish. Everything I love in a dark beer.

nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
bottle. drank on 11/28/11. Pours a med darker orange not much head. caramel, bread, dough, vanilla, woody, raisin. It was past being top notch but being as old as it was held up good. Lots of sweet taste like carmel and dark sugar fruit. Not bad given age but prob a lot better in past. Had anv 9 today sucked so happy 8 was fairly good.

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Nice nose oxidized port nose aged woody earth caramel brown bread. Brown hazy reddish orange pour. Thin tarnish head. Caramel brown bread toast vanilla light wood and earth. Oxidize d sweetness honey. Held up incredibly well. Well carbonated. Good stuff lingering g light port notes.

Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Thanks Eric! Aroma: chocolate, caramel, raisin Taste: chocolate and toasty malts Beer a bit past its prime maybe, but a good beer none the less.

Sledutah (7789) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Hazy brown with a small tan head and light lacing
Aroma: Sweet chocolate, dark fruits and malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and dark fruit

douglas88 (9570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from August 2004 thanks to footbalm. It’s cool that footbalm no longer shows up as a spelling error because I finally changed the setting a few years ago- a true honor for Eric! Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium orange head. The aroma is sweet chocolates, some oxidation and fruit. The flavor is much like a thinish porter, some chocolate, light oxidation, a thin body. Toasted malts.

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