Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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When it came time to brew Bottleworks 13th anniversary beer, we turned to Stone to brew this behemoth. "The Matts" traveled down to San Diego in December to help create this 13-hop, 13-grain monument to our 13 years of selling great craft beer!

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SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours ruby mahogany with a light brown head. Smells roasted, smoky, and like black strap cookies. Taste is AMAZING: smoke, sweetness, molasses, roast, and some bitterness on the back end. Full-bodied with a chewy, gummy texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Stone Bottleworks’ 13th Anniversary Ale finishes with a burnt coffee bitterness on the back of the tongue.

4.6
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Cocoa, cocoa, cocoa. Damn this brew is good. It almost reminds me of a lighter bodied stout. I need a bottle so I can properly re-rate.

4.4
ajax25g (76) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with small beige head. Nose of toffee, caramel, and lots of hops. Very full bodied. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Pretty well balanced. Tastes similar to the nose, but add in a little chocolate. Awesome stuff!

4.3
eros47 (53) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Smells very sweet. I detected notes of chocolate, licorice, and a bit of oak. A very faint smell from the hops. Very bready. DId not detect any alcohol, which is quite surprising considering this a very big beer at 11.4% abv. Pitch black, pours very thick almost like motor oil. Three finger head, khaki colored. Taste like is smells. As the beer warms the flavors intensifie. Full body, thick. Finishes sweet with a hint of smoke/ oak. Awesome beer.

4.3
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
It has strong malty flavors up front then settles into a chocolatey, roasted hoppy finish. Very strong and interesting.

4.3
kathouse (1941) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Can barely see the red in this dark ale. Head is thick and creamy. Hops can be detected over the dark malts. Some pine and citrus. Still can detect the toffee and dark chocolate. Fruits and roared malt flavors. Definitely complex with burnt sugars, licorice, and warm fruit. Finish is slightly fruity and sticky.


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