Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BJA:
3.45/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 1 liter growler into pint glass
A: Deep, dark amber/copper. Not hazy. Got only a small head that disappeared after 90 seconds without leaving any lacing on the glass.
S: Smells malty and slightly biscuit.
T: A lot of malt. Carbonation is kind of light. Very deep flavor. The alcohol does not make its presence known in the taste until the very end when the beer has warmed a bit.
O: I have not had too many scotch ales, so it is hard for me to make a statement on how well it does in terms of the style. That said I appreciate the malt character of the beer. I have been drinking a lot of IPAs lately and it is nice to experience a more malt forward ale. It is not my personal favorite, but I feel like this is a solid beer. I imagine this has some great food pairings but have no idea what they are. As the beer warms, the finish is a little rough; there's a bit too much alcohol coming through.
Serving type: growler
06-23-2011 02:00:48 | More by BJA
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4.24/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle pouted into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid pours light brown and amber with light red highlights. A little lighter when held up to the light. Pretty good clarity, some slight particles floating around. Off white/cream collared head, not much in the way of lacing and it doesn't stick around too long.
Smells really good. Lots of caramelized malts, a reasonable dose of vanilla, brown sugar/butter blend, followed by an appropriate amount of spicy hops.
Taste might be a touch better than the smell. Very well malted, but not in the slightest bit a sugar bomb. Plenty of caramelized roasted malts, a nice vanilla/brown sugar blend. There's also the slightest bit of an earthy smoke flavor. Mostly herbal hops with the slightest touch of over ripe, sweet tangerine citrus.
Mouthfeel is great. Full bodied and a good carbonation level. Slightly buttery with a nice dry, spicy finish. Really drinkable, goes pretty quick, especially for a scotch ale. Nice job boys, another awesome Stone Collab.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 03:36:20 | More by AndyAvalanche
Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.