Stone 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
poured from a bottle into my arrogant bastard pint glass, says "do not cellar," I chose to not take their advice. The body is a thick deep brown, cloudy with a light tan/yellowish head topping it. Dissipation is not evident, else extremely slow.
The smell emanating from this is very alcohol intensive, spicey hops shine through but all in all the esters dominate. A light brown sugar from the malt comes out to play also.
The flavors do not lend themselves to the estery scent but are very up front. The hop spices give me a slight cinnamon, bitter clove and nutmeg as well a a pine and spruce type tree flavor. The malt is there as a backbone not really imparting too much flavor, most fermented out into the alcohol content which is substantial. Interesting flavors to be sure and I respect the hell out of them but it doesn't strike my palate as being particularly amazing.
The mouthfeel is solid, dense and malty with little carbonation to lighten it at all.
Sipping beer this one is, so thick you can't really do much else unless you like chugging milkshakes ha
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 04:43:21 | More by dwilson01
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