Stone 8th Anniversary Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 499   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 Lees 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 Lees 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allstar (33) - , Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
@ Immy Backyard Throwdown. It poured a dark brown. It had a strong coffee and dark chocolate aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
22oz bottle 1/12/16 (Old Notes)-Pours amber with a decent sized head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, and nutty. Taste of malts, slight chocolate, and nutty. This full bodied brew is a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11632) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"4 years later cant taste the influence of the oak anymore. it was a pretty drinkable beer, but as the years have mellowed the already lower than normal hop prescence, it was good but nothing really special. maybe a different story when it was fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Aces and Ales. Pours a clear amber with no head. The aroma is faint wood and toast. Medium mouth with a sweet roast, light caramel, lingering sweetness, held up very well, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1225) - , Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bomber in trade. Not sure from who. Think I have had for a year or two. Oldest beer I have ever had. Was fearing the worst but I liked this!!! Nice aroma of sugars malt soy dark fruits. Taste was interesting. Still had some of the original intent plus some soy?? Med palate. Glad I tried

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
22 oz bottle (from notes 2008). Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, caramel, wood, vanilla, a hint of alcohol, honey, just a touch of roasted malt. Good mouthfeel, good flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Entering old ratings from notes. Draft sampler at Urge Gastropub for their Stone tap takeover back in mid-January 2014. Pours a cloudy auburn hue with big beige head with good retention (similar to the rye whiskey Arrogant Bastard in the next tasting glass, but much more cloudy). AROMA of ashy malts, some toffee, light hazelnut coffee, roasted nuts, and semi-burnt toast. FLAVOR has an interesting taste than I can only describe as roasted butterscotch along with other notes of caramel and roasty notes of chocolate and mild coffee. Still some hints of hop bitterness in there, even after all these years. Finishes with some booze (actually oaky bourbonthe oak chips did their job) and semi-sweet chocolaty malts. Interesting to have this almost decade-old beer on draftmakes me wonder what it was like originally. (494, 859)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
Very sweet! Almost like a very watered down scotch if you close your eyes. The boyfriend says it reminds him of coke. I amend that to flat coke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor bring sweet malts. Unfortunately, the hops and wood have all faded at this point. =

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1680) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to djd07. Pours hazy dark brown. No head. Smoky, musty, nose. Taste is fairly, hints of chocolate, burnt malts. Body is a bit thin. Held up well I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Thanks to Coleman. Pours a deep amber with a small tan head. Nose is nutty, brown sugar, burnt toast and a touch of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit papery, brown sugars, more nuts. Palate is a touch thin. Not bad.

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