Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Stone Bottleworks 13
Deep brown with red hues interspersed and a thin tan frothy head with good retention and lacing. Full of chocolate, citrus, raisin and vanilla aromas. Hop bittering chocolate up front opens up to citrus, pine and alcohol and finishing sweetly with an herbal and pepper bittering alcohol linger. Silky, syrupy smooth with a bite.
I had a morbid curiosity about a beer with this much of a grain and hop bill. I didn’t think it would have any real flavor at all and just be a muddy mess. I was wrong but I can’t help but think it could have been achieved with less and that they must have used some very small percentages of some of the ingredients. That being said it does have hints of everything and is a good beer that may benefit from aging. The mouthfeel is great as it probably gets qualities from everything and is very full-bodied. It certainly is a very sweet beer probably from a huge amount of unfermentable sugars; they evidently were trying to hit 13% abv as well and couldn’t make it because of the sugars.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2012 21:56:28 | More by Bfarr
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