Stone 6th Anniversary Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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5/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This was the beer I chose to be my 5000th beer sampled lifetime, and I dedicate it to all the truly great Beer Persons on this site. Please excuse the sentimentality, but it is the way I feel about Beer and the Beer Drinking Community both here at Beer Advocate and at Ratebeer the other home of great beer and great beer drinkers. It is basically the way I wrote it on August 30, 2002, but updated to reflect my new style of reviewing.
If I may wax nostalgic, and take a line or two from Lewis Carols "Through the Looking Glass", "The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings." Since I sampled my first sip of "Beer" some 50 plus years ago, as a "Wee Lad At My Daddy's Knee" and as I will be 57 a week from today. Memories become much more important than you can imagine, so if I may preach a bit. "Live each day as if it will be youre last"; Take the time to be with your parents, your brothers and sisters, your wife, your friends, but most especially your children. "Love them, nourish them, be with them", as one day you wake up and realize that "Life" has moved on" and lost opportunities are seldom regained. I'd like to thank the Arrogant Bastard himself for this magnificent beer and the signed bottle that's going into my new cabinet.
The Beer pours that magnificent deep brown to black that I rave about, the head prodigious in size, creamy in its texture, the lace in thick sheets that clings to the glass till the very end. The aromas of toasted grain, coffee, lightly hop floral and sweet, a real treat to the senses. Front is ambrosial, the top thick and full in its feel, the finish is modestly acidic, devastatingly hopped dry chocolate malt and alcohol bitter aftertaste. Strong, robust, nicely hopped, high ABV can't ask for more than this.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2003 12:26:50 | More by Gusler
Stone 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.