21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2/5 rDev -49.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Pours a straight back with a big tan head. Good retention.
S: Big bretty barnyard. Infection?
T: Funky bacteria with some slight chocolate notes and roasted character underneath.
M: Lively carbonation.
O: Yep, infected. And not in a good way. Into the drain.
05-27-2012 00:59:16 | More by Etan
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
Served in a Stone shaker pint, because I wanted to. I am also really confused by this beer and don't know what to think of it. It was overcarbonated, and I thought it could be infected due to some medicinal aromas and mild flavors but then I thought maybe it was the peppercorns I was smelling or the figs. Overall, it wasn't a winner in my book but it wasn't bad either. They really went out there on this recipe and I couldn't follow them this time.
Beer is black, dark, huge dark brown head of large bubbles, low retention, low lacing, high carbonation that settles down quickly.
Aroma is spicy, complex, mildly medicinal, almost smells like Brett c, but not quite.
Beer is light in body, perhaps approaching medium in body, not bitter at all and I was expecting it, very spicy but not in an annoying way, there is a forward medicinal quality and a dry finish, very dry. Overall kind of a confusing beer to me, I don't think I'd have it again but I'd think about it.
11-22-2011 21:34:14 | More by drabmuh
21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.