Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz brown bomber, vintage tied to anniversary date.
LOOK: Amazing head, lacing is spectacular, shade or two away form pitch black
SMELL: Toasty, fruitcake, alcohol, hop resin, papaya, broth, orange peel, spicy, biscuits, kumquats
TASTE: Creamy, silky, dank, bitter, alcohol, pungent, citrus rind, guava, cocoa powder, thick, fresh cut grass, earth, ripe dragonfruit, pulling finish
Some say it is a hot mess and others love it. My palate was tested and I survived. Did I cry? No. Did I have fun trying to figure out what the fuck I was sipping? Yes. To date ... the most fun / interesting brew I have had this year. Gratz BottleWorks on 13 years and a huge nod to Stone for brewing this with them.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2012 03:51:15 | More by Jason
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.