Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale Aged in Oak Barrels

 
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our collaboration with 21st Amendment and Firestone Walker aged in Virgin American Oak Barrels.
- Bottled as a Team Stone offering in 500 ml.
- Poured at Oakquinox 2012

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle thanks to Evil Jason. Dark brown in color with a small tan head. The aroma has roast, oak, sherry, chocolate, molasses. Flavor has slight oxidative notes, fairly sweet, somewhat oaky, good but a little muddled. Slick on the feel, fairly full, carbonation medium-low. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (660) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours black with a finger of silky brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with prunes and figs. Flavor is rich and smooth with smoky chocolate and boozy tart fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Can from Capones. Pours turbid black with frothy, tan head. Nose was dark malt, molasses, nuts, oak. Tastes rich, complex, with heavy dark malt, dark choc, oak, molasses, rich finish. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11477) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Heres a beer that the oak aging really did a number on the base, and in a very good way. I liked the black ale, but thought it a little rough around the edges and sweet. The oak toned those thing down while maintaining everything that was good in the original. Really liked this!"

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jen. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, raisin, oak, vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with nice chocolate, roast, molasses, with light booze finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle c&c thanks to Chris. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is smoke oak milk chocolate and pit fruit. Taste is as the nose with lots of smoke a good sweetness and the oak notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
who smokes a cigar on a plane? .. . pours a deep grandfathers shoe .. . mild foam .. . mild vanilla, oak, dog, cork, and light barrel .. . medium mouth .. . good but lacks a wow factor .. . . one for your mate! ya mad bugger!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3687) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The beer is near black with a small tan head. The aroma offers roast, pine, chocolate, oak. Wood flavors emerge more in the flavor. Nicely balanced. Chocolate notes and a pine finish. Notes of vanilla emerge as the beer opens up. A touch of molasses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid beer. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-09-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
(500ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, wood, and raisins. Flavor of chocolate, pepper, vanilla, herbs, and dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Dark color. Bit of smoke in the nose. Dark fruit with oak, chocolate, sweet. Low carb, medium thick body. Pretty solid.


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