Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
2.98/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
A: Opaque, dark brown color showing some transmission of brown light at the edges, with one finger of mocha-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Very spicy, like pink peppercorns, resulting from the aggressive hops that also provide noteworthy herbaceous and pine qualities. Malt is inseparable from volatile aromas, but provides a layer of chocolate pudding. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins very off-dry, with heavy crystal malt that is affected by brief dark citrus before being overwhelmed by strong monotonous pine. Acidity is moderate into the middle where black pepper and herbaceous spice really take over, persisting to the moderately bitter end. Other flavors include late roasted malt and mild spirituousness throughout.
M: Thick viscosity, creamy and slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.
D/O: Not only is this strong ale a beast of a beer, but it is also a schizophrenic mess. Hardly a malt-bomb, it drinks like some brewer's dare to make a black IPA that exceeds Stone 15th anniversary ale in terms of sheer size. While smell is true to this notion, it falls apart midway through the flavor profile. Definitely not a gateway beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 21:39:33 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a thin cocoa tan head that is supported by a slow microbubble carbonation that slides up the sides of the glass.
S- The plastic aroma and dubble yeast esters lead to a stout earthiness and a finish of some woody dank hops that are dark aswell. There is a roasted black malt bite and a hop bitterness in the finish.
T- The sweet crystal malt and circus peanut esters blend with an alcohol taste the mixes with the dark hops in the finish. There is a roasted black malt bite and a hop bitterness that lingers after each sip. Some chocolate malt and dried fruit esters come through as it opens aswell.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a creamy texture and an alcohol warmth in the finish.
O- This beer is complex but a bit chaotic with flavors all over the place. Some plastic and other odd flavors are in their but most ore nice layers of malt and hops and esters.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2013 03:19:14 | More by rhoadsrage
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.