Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Pours a clear bright rosy red color with a medium off white bubbly head quickly dissapates into a very thin ring around the glass and and a little "D" in the center of my Duvel tulip glass. Leaves ok lacing in the glass.
S-The aroma is chock full of sweet/buttery caramel and dark dried fruits like prunes and chocolate covered raisins. For a scotch ale, it is an impeckable aroma indeed.
T-The flavor is in no way dissapointing compaired to the aroma. It stand up to the aroma just fine. Notes of burned caramel, sweet creamed butter, and chocolate covered raisins seem to be the main players in this game. A chewy bitterness keeps this from being cloying, which is what it would be if not the right amount of bitterness.
M-Silky smooth, big yet not overwhelming body is what in my glass fo sho! It has a sweet yet slightly dry (long) finish.
O-Overall, I really enjoyed this collaboration, and was very excited to see which breweries that collaborated to make this beer. I knew it was going to be good and it was indeed good. Thanks for giving us this great Scotch Ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 01:30:44 | More by hoplover82
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4.24/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
86 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.