Stone 8th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty and citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.
09-22-2012 03:31:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.73/5 rDev -6.8%
1095th Review on BA
Draft to 4oz Taster
App- Mixing interestingly in the glass was a light brown with ambers/golds. Not a spec of head on it or cling.
Smell- Almost identical to Stone 7, which is suprising because of the difference in styles. I did smell more malt vs the soap on this one.
Taste- A really pleasant malty flavor with a small amount of bitter. A bit thick at points but a little bit of citrus crept into it.
Mouth- A lighter medium with a medium high carbonation and some sweetness.
Drink- Just okay. It was a bit all over the place with feel and looks but tasted good. Probably wouldnt want again.
02-06-2012 22:11:11 | More by FosterJM
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
Enjoyed this over the weekend at a tasting.
Amber pour, very cloudy. Not a lot of head. The smell is very deep, caramel malts, molasses. Balanced, but you can tell it has a lot of age on it. Much like an old ale. Luckily, no oxidation. The taste doesn't follow the smell hardly at all. A little like a light barleywine. Roastiness or coffee finish it off. The taste really surprises me following the smell. Light to medium body. Carbonation is holding up well. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable. This was really tasty. Considering I was 16 in 2004 this was a treat to try.
10-25-2011 14:55:28 | More by russwbeck
4.65/5 rDev +16.3%
Consumed bomber after about a year cellared.
This is a brown ale with layers of IPA and even barley wine. Yum.
A - Firebrick red color like black cherry jello; dark goldenrod medium head with chunky, sticky lace.
S – Didn’t get much of a shot at smelling this stuff because I could not hold off on taking a slug. So much flavor. Will be a while before I can smell again. With help from my 15 year old daughter who is a fine sniffer, I agree there’s hoisin sauce, coffee grounds, plum and almond goin on there.
T –Smoke, pineapple, toffee, roast beef, fine whiskey, some chocolate, balanced with light hops bitter at the end. Rich, but not excessive. Plenty going on with each taste.
MF – Medium full bodied. Hits all mouth parts evenly.
D – To be savored in a nice snifter. To me, this belongs with your tawny port lineup.
A great brewery presenting something special for their fans. I’m one now more than ever.
09-21-2011 23:31:59 | More by melitameister
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.