Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.74/5 rDev 0%
Appearance- black color, very thin head
Smell- chocolate, malt, coffee
Taste- chocolate, malt, coffee
Mouthfeel- medium to full bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I might buy it again. I would definitely drink it again. I don't think it is their best beer but still pretty good.
02-16-2013 00:25:37 | More by jeffjeff1
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
220z bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a two-finger golden-latte colored head that lingers at the one-finger level
S: A fairly straight-forward caramel-malt base with a noticeable hops influence and tropical fruits joining for the ride
T: Roasted malt, some coffee, come toffee, some hops/spice. Tasty, well-rounded and balanced
M: Creamy, smooth-drinking, balanced as not a hint of the 11%abv shows. Creamy and easy to sip
O: Stone wins again; I've not had a Bottleworks but kudos to whatever they added to the mix & I will have to visit the next time I'm in CA
02-15-2013 06:16:05 | More by ONUMello
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
Ya know I could go through the whole rating scheme, however f it I don't feel like it. I think its a good gimmack beer. Would I drink it again?, yes. Would I but it again?, yes. Would I travel 50 miles just to buy it? probably not. Overall good beer...
12-30-2012 01:10:48 | More by chileman13
2.1/5 rDev -43.9%
Big thanks to drabmuh for the chance to try this one. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a moderately-dark caramel brown color with a decent off-white/tan head. Nose carries some sweet malts and a cornucopia of hop character. This is just a mess. Flavor doesn’t go in any direction. What’s the point in having such a gimmicky ingredient list? No one cares and it doesn’t smell or taste very good. Nothing is defined and the best words to describe this beer are "hops" and "malt." Maybe alcohol too. Not recommended.
12-15-2012 16:44:51 | More by Thorpe429
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. The beer emerges a ruddy brown color that resembles brackish water, and is topped with a creamy, frothy, smooth, ecru colored head of about two fingers in size. The retention is wonderful and there is loads of lacing that leave a wonderful, ceramic frosting on the sides if the glass.
The aroma is mostly filled with maltiness and dark fruits. Pineapple, brandy, tobacco, plums, figs, caramel, oak, a little bit of everything. Though it seems complex, the aromas do not stand out, but meld well together. Hints of hops, but nothing over the top.
Flavor profile is quite nice. Really roasted, followed by more tobacco, oak, charred wood, dark raisins, and even a touch of cranberry.
Not surprisingly, this one is full bodied. The alcohol sticks out and is obtrusive as the beer warms past cellar temperature. Not a fan of the boozy alcohol, but otherwise, a nice winter sipper. Not exactly great on an 80F December day in Florida, but a nice beer anyway.
12-06-2012 21:25:29 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
As you might expect, this is rich and powerful, though not as bitter as the typical Stone brews. Dark brown in the tulip glass with a beige foam. Odd lack of lacing down the glass, but maybe this stuff is a solvent.
Dark bitter chocolate is the main flavor, and plenty of it. Deep roasted coffee and Raisinettes candy. Lots of sweetness, and a hint of date sugar or cactus candy. Huge mouthfeel of liqueur-like dimensions including the hot alchohol presence. Candy-like aftertaste with a long, lingering bitterness. I still taste chocolate-covered caramels at the very end.
Whatever you call it, this is a dessert in a glass. Maybe it's better on vanilla ice cream. Seriously.
12-05-2012 06:02:06 | More by mactrail
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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