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Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When it came time to brew Bottleworks' 13th anniversary beer, we turned to Stone to brew this behemoth. "The Matts" traveled down to San Diego in December to help create this 13-hop, 13-grain monument to our 13 years of selling great craft beer!

13 Grains
Pale 2-R • White Wheat • Aromatic • Weyermann Chocolate Rye • Light Munich • Brown Crisp • Oats • Crisp Light Crystal • Caramunich • Baird's Chocolate • Lightly Peated • Simpsons Dark Crystal • Crisp Amber

13 Hops
Bravo • Target • Columbus • Cascade • Delta • Warrior • Magnum • Apollo • Calypso • Perle • Galena • Chinook • Mt. Hood

(Beer added by: NWer on 03-27-2012)
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-11-2013 21:15:18 | More by DaPan
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-09-2013 04:30:56 | More by brotherloco
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-04-2013 17:47:01 | More by jegross2
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alexsergio

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-24-2013 22:46:06 | More by alexsergio
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-24-2013 15:35:55 | More by t0rin0
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7%

02-22-2013 16:33:53 | More by chugamugofsud
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.5%

02-19-2013 03:48:16 | More by drummermattie02
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jeffjeff1

California

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
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ONUMello

Ohio

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
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-10-2013 16:37:51 | More by MichPaul
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Azrael


4/5  rDev +7%

02-07-2013 05:33:34 | More by Azrael
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-30-2013 03:12:08 | More by jsanford
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

01-29-2013 23:24:53 | More by ChrisMon02
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev +7%

01-29-2013 04:43:48 | More by jvillefan
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MordorMongo


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2013 23:30:28 | More by MordorMongo
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stevec32

New York

2/5  rDev -46.5%

01-08-2013 23:51:10 | More by stevec32
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chileman13

New Mexico

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
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-16-2012 04:08:54 | More by teddyarrowhead
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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
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mactrail

Washington

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
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-26-2012 07:42:27 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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JonBarley

California

4/5  rDev +7%

11-24-2012 07:27:35 | More by JonBarley
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-22-2012 00:47:06 | More by IrishColonial
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-21-2012 02:50:07 | More by sneaks2210
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.